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

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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Back to School in Portland: Allergy Free Lunches Made Easy

Back to School in Portland: Allergy Free Lunches Made Easy

Packing lunches for my daughter was at one time a pretty easy task; one I even managed to accomplish before going to bed. Being that she was a picky eater, I had my old standbys and they served me well. But that all changed when she was diagnosed with a chronic disease related to inconclusive food […]

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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

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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Kids Book Reviews:  2013 Halloween

Kids Book Reviews: 2013 Halloween

2013 Halloween Reviews by Andrea Lampman of Green Bean Books Here is a list of kids book reviews for Halloween 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 Halloween!   Spooky Spooky Spooky! by Cathy MacLennan (BB $6.95) Howling […]

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The Gift of Meditation

The Gift of Meditation

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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April 2014

April 2014

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

EQUESTRIAN & NATURE CAMPS HOW TO BECOME A NEIGHBORHOOD DETECTIVE PORTLAND FAMILIES EAT: POA CAFÉ EASTER EGG HUNTS

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OCT’s Zombie in Love: A Review

OCT’s Zombie in Love: A Review

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s world premiere of Zombie in Love will totally eat your brain…er…worm its way into your heart. The tale, adapted from the charming picture book of the same name, is the ultimate undead underdog story. Mortimer navigates adolescence and high school with his unique lack of coordination, awkward voice, body malfunctions, and an […]

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Family Fun in Portland & Beyond: Our Top Picks for Getting Out This Month!

Family Fun in Portland & Beyond: Our Top Picks for Getting Out This Month!

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

1. Help keep our beaches pristine and litter free with the annual Solve Spring Beach Clean-up on the Oregon Coast. Celebrating 28 years this spring, you and your family can take part in this important event to keep our oceans and beaches clean. On March 22nd, there will be 45 cleanup sites, ranging from Brookings […]

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March 2014

March 2014

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kids & Pets, Tech Summer Camps, Camp Review: The Joy Now Arts Project, Portland Families Eat: Breakfast

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