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

In The Kitchen: Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

In The Kitchen: Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Homemade Pumpkin Puree Next time you’re at the pumpkin patch with your kids, pick up a small sugar pumpkin to make your own pumpkin puree for pies, soups, oatmeal, or our Pumpkin Spiced Doughnut Holes.   Making fresh pumpkin puree can be done in just 3 easy steps. And the best part is that there’s no […]

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Recipe: Chunky Monkey Hazelnut Granola

Recipe: Chunky Monkey Hazelnut Granola

Chunky Monkey Hazelnut Granola Your kids will be excited to learn that here in Oregon, we are the proud producers of 99% of the U.S. hazelnut crop. With the fall harvest just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get your kids in the kitchen and cooking with local hazelnuts. They’ll love the […]

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Recipe: No Cook Blackberry Jam

Recipe: No Cook Blackberry Jam

It may be late summer, but we are lucky to still have berries popping up at our local farmers markets in the Northwest. Try this easy, no-cook jam with your favorite local honey. Pair it with nut butter on whole grain toast for a quick breakfast, stir it into plain Greek yogurt for an after […]

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Health & Wellness

Top 10 Benefits of Yoga for Back to School Kids

Top 10 Benefits of Yoga for Back to School Kids

There is a lot of proof lately showing the benefits of yoga for kids. Some are obvious like learning how to stretch and move. However, there are other benefits that are not as widely known. These can benefit kids all year long but are particularly useful during the Back to School transition. There are many […]

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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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Books

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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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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In The Kitchen: Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

In The Kitchen: Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade Pumpkin Puree Next time you’re at the pumpkin patch with your kids, pick up a small sugar pumpkin to make your own pumpkin puree for pies, soups, oatmeal, or our Pumpkin Spiced Doughnut Holes.   Making fresh pumpkin puree can be done in just 3 easy steps. And the best part is that there’s no […]

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Halloween Book Reviews by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books 

Halloween Book Reviews by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books 

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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NWCT’s Sherlock Holmes: A Review

NWCT’s Sherlock Holmes: A Review

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Maya Barbon, age 15   Northwest Children’s Theater’s premiere adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, which opened this weekend to an enthusiastic audience of young detectives-to-be, leads right to 221B… Baker Hall that is. As the lights go down on this original NWCT show, the audience is transported to the beautiful halls of Criterion Academy, where […]

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October 2014

October 2014

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Harvest & Halloween, School Open House Guide, Pick of the Season: Our Top 5 Favorite Apples, A Historic Tour Through Portland’s Five Corners

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Top 10 Benefits of Yoga for Back to School Kids

Top 10 Benefits of Yoga for Back to School Kids

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of proof lately showing the benefits of yoga for kids. Some are obvious like learning how to stretch and move. However, there are other benefits that are not as widely known. These can benefit kids all year long but are particularly useful during the Back to School transition. There are many […]

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