Schools

Back to School in Portland:  STEM

Back to School in Portland: STEM

School is getting ready to begin and if STEM isn’t in the forefront of your mind, it should be. Clueless as to what STEM is? Get to know it. The Acronym for STEM       S – Science       T – Technology       E – Engineering       M […]

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The DOs and DON’Ts on Bullying

The DOs and DON’Ts on Bullying

Programs to stop bullying proliferate, yet most fail.  Why? Parents hear of bullying but lack effective means of responding to it.  What can be done?   Do watch the body language of your children carefully. Bullied children often exhibit somatic complaints such as headaches and stomachaches. Slumped posture and a dejected countenance may well appear […]

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Buckman Arts Show & Sell 2013

Buckman Arts Show & Sell 2013

The Buckman Art Show & Sell is an annual tradition in Portland. In its 23rd year, the festival features paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography, prints, collage, mosaics, fabric and paper arts. Plus, textiles, fashion accessories, jewelry, and toys created by 150 established veterans and emerging talents in the Northwest art world. A separate gallery showcases the […]

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Food

Got Berries?  Blueberry Pie with No-Fail Crust Recipe

Got Berries? Blueberry Pie with No-Fail Crust Recipe

As we’re in the midst of berry picking season, you might be wondering what to do with the bushels you’ve picked! This is a perfect blueberry pie recipe, in my humble opinion.  It’s been in my family since the 80′s.  I’m not even sure where my mother got the recipe, but it’s stuck around all […]

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Culinary Keepers! These Books are Bound to Make You Drool!

Culinary Keepers! These Books are Bound to Make You Drool!

Reviews by Cat Wiese and Earl Dizon of Green Bean Books   Spoonful! By Benoit Marchon (Board Book $7.99) Ever have a difficult time finishing your food? Need a little motivation for those last few bites? If yes, Spoonful just might be the solution to all your persnickety eating problems! Spoonful, written by Benoit Marchon […]

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Back to School in Portland: Smart Eating for a Successful School Year

Back to School in Portland: Smart Eating for a Successful School Year

“Eating habits — just like study habits — need to be practiced year round,” says Jay Rosenbloom, MD, PhD, a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of the Northwest. “Preparing for back to school is a good time to review your child’s eating habits,” he adds. For best results, keep it positive and explain to your child how healthy […]

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Health & Wellness

The Gift of Meditation

The Gift of Meditation

By Silvia Smart, Tulen Center I couldn’t hear myself think. Parents shouting. Fans screaming. The gym was shaking. You’d have thought I’d landed court-side tickets to an earthquake. This was our son’s big wrestling season finale. Districts! In the middle of all this chaos was my son, Henry. It had been a good year. Henry, […]

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Notes From a Coach: What’s the Hurry?

Notes From a Coach: What’s the Hurry?

It’s easy for parents first getting their kids into sports and activities to see the wisdom of picking a safe age group or lower level within a program. However, as parents watch their kids succeed and as kids gain experience, it seems natural for them to ask, should I move my daughter up to the […]

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Notes From a Coach: The Holistic Benefits of Exercise

Notes From a Coach: The Holistic Benefits of Exercise

Active kids are healthier kids; it’s just that simple, so establishing a habit of fitness at a young age can be vital to their development. Children ages 2-5 should be exercising 30 minutes or more a day, while older kids should be getting at least 60. The obvious benefits from exercise include body-based ones like […]

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Books

Pacific Northwest Kid Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

Pacific Northwest Kid Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

Northwest publisher, Sasquatch Books, has a new children’s imprint called Little Bigfoot which has recently published a bounty of books perfect for the Pacific Northwest! Here are just a few:   Portland ABC: A Larry Gets Lost Book By John Skewes (Hardcover $14.99)   If you enjoyed Larry Gets Lost in Portland, you better not pass […]

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Culinary Keepers! These Books are Bound to Make You Drool!

Culinary Keepers! These Books are Bound to Make You Drool!

Reviews by Cat Wiese and Earl Dizon of Green Bean Books   Spoonful! By Benoit Marchon (Board Book $7.99) Ever have a difficult time finishing your food? Need a little motivation for those last few bites? If yes, Spoonful just might be the solution to all your persnickety eating problems! Spoonful, written by Benoit Marchon […]

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Kids Book Reviews for the Holidays by Green Bean Books

Kids Book Reviews for the Holidays by Green Bean Books

Here is a list of kids book reviews for  December 2013, by our friends at Green Bean Books in Portland, OR.  We’d love to hear your thoughts!  Please comment with YOUR favorite books for the holidays! The Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton $14.99 If you loved legendary Sandra Boynton’s unforgettably goofy barnyard books, The Belly […]

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From Our Friends at World Forestry Center – Lumberjack Breakfast. Enter to WIN Tickets!

From Our Friends at World Forestry Center – Lumberjack Breakfast. Enter to WIN Tickets!

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Radio Disney is teaming up with the World Forestry Center to host the Lumberjack Breakfast on Sunday, September 7. You and your family will be served up a pile o’ pancakes with a loaded toppings bar, eggs, sausage, bacon and more.  While you chow-down, the Radio Disney AM 1640 Road Crew will be providing wonderfully woodsy […]

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Cyberspace Self Defense: Tips for Parents and Kids

Cyberspace Self Defense: Tips for Parents and Kids

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a mom and a self-defense teacher, the concept of keeping our kids safe in the online world has always been interesting but somewhat perplexing. Here are some pointers and resources I have compiled with help from friends, folks who work with kids or with Internet security, and from various organizations. The list is a […]

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Black Wagon Q & A

Black Wagon Q & A

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 2004 Black Wagon have been purveyors of the coolest in kids fashion, art, toys and games. In 2006 they opened on Mississippi Avenue and have become a neighborhood (and beyond) mainstay for Portland families looking for great stuff for any occasion. They’re celebrating 8 years on Mississippi this month and they want you to […]

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August 2014

August 2014

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

BIKE TO SCHOOL | PLAYWORKS SECOND-HAND WONDERLAND | KIDS RESALE RESOURCE GUIDE IMPROVING YOUR SCHOOL | BACK TO SCHOOL GEAR

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New Music for NW Kids

New Music for NW Kids

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summertime is a great time to share music together with family and friends. Memories can be made, when everyone’s singing along to favorite songs around the campfire, at family parties and on the road. It’s also fun to discover new music, particularly with kids in tow. Luckily, we live in Portland, where there’s a vibrant […]

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