Food

Cranberry Fig Sauce

Cranberry Fig Sauce

I have been making Cranberry Fig Sauce, courtesy of the ever fabulous Martha Stewart, for somewhere near a decade. It’s incredibly easy, an annual crowd pleaser and puts canned cranberry sauce to shame. Goodbye “sliced” cranberry sauce! I use fresh, Oregon grown cranberries (Try Vincent Family Cranberries) and dry red wine. And I switch off […]

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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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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

The Short List – November 28-30

The Short List – November 28-30

After stuffing yourselves with a delicious Thanksgiving feast and naming all you are thankful for, you can choose from some family-friendly activities to stave off cabin fever and burn some energy this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!   Opens Nov 28 Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation’s Holiday Express Train Hop on a vintage rail car and take a […]

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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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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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Other Recent Posts

The Short List – November 28-30

The Short List – November 28-30

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

After stuffing yourselves with a delicious Thanksgiving feast and naming all you are thankful for, you can choose from some family-friendly activities to stave off cabin fever and burn some energy this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!   Opens Nov 28 Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation’s Holiday Express Train Hop on a vintage rail car and take a […]

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Cranberry Fig Sauce

Cranberry Fig Sauce

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been making Cranberry Fig Sauce, courtesy of the ever fabulous Martha Stewart, for somewhere near a decade. It’s incredibly easy, an annual crowd pleaser and puts canned cranberry sauce to shame. Goodbye “sliced” cranberry sauce! I use fresh, Oregon grown cranberries (Try Vincent Family Cranberries) and dry red wine. And I switch off […]

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NW Kids Is Giving Away a Springfree Trampoline, the World’s Safest Trampoline – $1449 value!!

NW Kids Is Giving Away a Springfree Trampoline, the World’s Safest Trampoline – $1449 value!!

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to WIN Springfree’s Medium Oval Trampoline (O77) – $1449! Contest runs 11/24/14 through 12/4/14!   Springfree’s 8 x 11ft oval trampoline allows you to maximize your jumping surface while saving valuable backyard space. The jumping surface of Springfree’s 8 x 11ft oval trampoline is equivalent to that of a 10 x 13ft oval trampoline […]

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