Food

Dinner Kids Will Eat: Bucatini Carbonara with Kale

Dinner Kids Will Eat: Bucatini Carbonara with Kale

This is what I make for dinner when I don’t know what to make for dinner and I haven’t done any grocery shopping. I usually have the ingredients lying around, the kids will eat it, there is enough left over for lunch the next day and hey, there is a green vegetable in it. I […]

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Recipe: Maple Bourbon Persimmon Bread

Recipe: Maple Bourbon Persimmon Bread

In Portland, we love Bourbon, we love baking, we love James Beard and we have lots of persimmon trees in the neighborhood. Lets be honest: very few of us can figure out what the heck to do with a tree full of persimmons. One of my children lets me pack them in their lunches to eat […]

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Holidays

4 Knitting Projects for Totally Portland Kids

4 Knitting Projects for Totally Portland Kids

Did it snow in Portland? Well, kind of. Not the snowpocalypse we were expecting, but it has been unusually COLD out there and we’re not going outside. And since it is November (which as any Portland parent knows, means it’s NoSchoolVember) with quasi-snowing, our kids are home expecting some fun activities. So, we’ve been baking, watching 80’s movies and planning […]

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DIY Turkey Day Craft: Mobile Of Thanks

DIY Turkey Day Craft: Mobile Of Thanks

Tired of the hand turkey craft for Thanksgiving decor? How about making a DIY mobile of thanks? This craft comes to us courtesy of Joel Henriques, Portland crafty dad! Not familiar? Check out Made by Joel. We love the idea of sitting down with the kids, talking about and creating something meaningful around gratitude. You […]

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Performances

In Case You Missed it: Ivy + Bean Interview

In Case You Missed it: Ivy + Bean Interview

You may have seen Madison Wray and Haley Ward. They performed together in Oregon Children Theatre’s “Fancy Nancy” last season and individually have starred in several other productions. Both in their senior years of high school, these young thespians are currently co-starring in the highly anticipated “Ivy + Bean: The Musical,” where you can see […]

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New Music for NW Kids – November 2014

New Music for NW Kids – November 2014

Music and stories – locally made escapes for the long, dark nights ahead It’s the damp and dark time of the year in the Pacific Northwest. We’re all spending more time indoors. Native Americans traditionally regard this time of year as a time of shared storytelling. Modern-day artists in Portland are combining first-class music with […]

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Books

Thanksgiving Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

Thanksgiving Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

“THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE” By Mark Fearing (Hardcover $15.99) Think local this Thanksgiving with Portland’s own outstanding author and illustrator Mark Fearing! Cousins Gavin and Rhonda dread the Thanksgiving dinner doldrums, until they realize they can make their OWN fun with just a little imagination! With expressive digitally-manipulated colored-pencil illustrations, Mark Fearing offers a kid’s […]

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Halloween Book Reviews by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books 

Halloween Book Reviews by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books 

Here are our Halloween book picks for kids! What are your favorites?   Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party (Tiny Tab Book) By Nosy Crow (Board Book $7.99) Wickle Woo the Owl is having a Halloween party! But what’s a party without all your friends? Wickle Woo’s friends are hiding, and he must find them […]

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In Case You Missed It: Adoption Resource Guide

In Case You Missed It: Adoption Resource Guide

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

ADOPTION COUNSELING SERVICES ADOPTION MOSAIC ADOPTIVE FAMILIES MAGAZINE BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES BOYS & GIRLS AID CATHOLIC CHARITIES CHOSEN INTERNATIONAL DOVE ADOPTION INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES WITH RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN ADOPTIONS (FRUA) FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM CHINA (FCC) FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM VIETNAM FUTURE FAMILIES NW HOLT INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS OF THE HEART KINSHIP HOUSE KOREAN FOCUS NW MOTHERS WHO ADOPT […]

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4 Knitting Projects for Totally Portland Kids

4 Knitting Projects for Totally Portland Kids

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did it snow in Portland? Well, kind of. Not the snowpocalypse we were expecting, but it has been unusually COLD out there and we’re not going outside. And since it is November (which as any Portland parent knows, means it’s NoSchoolVember) with quasi-snowing, our kids are home expecting some fun activities. So, we’ve been baking, watching 80’s movies and planning […]

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The Short List: November 21-23

The Short List: November 21-23

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

One more weekend before Thanksgiving, and there’s no shortage of ways to prepare for the holidays and start celebrating early. Here’s what we’re most looking forward to doing:   Starts Nov 21 Stock up on goodies at the Superkids Resale Vancouver Consignment Event Shop for the holidays or heck, shop for the entire year of […]

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