Beth Friesenhahn

Beth Friesenhahn grew up in Eastern Washington and spent the good part
of her early years playing gin rummy and enjoying the scenic highways
and byways of the Northwest from the top of a camper. Beth has been
writing and blogging about all things baby since the birth of cleeo &
bea (hip kid product reviews) in early 2009. She has lived in every
quadrant of P-Town and now resides in North Portland with her hubbie,
Thomas and two darling nutballs, Zadie and Lucie. She is currently
crushing on Masterpiece Classics, enjoys digging in the dirt,
libraries and scrounging around for cool stuff.

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Craft Your Own Winter Wonderland

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Craft Your Own Winter Wonderland

Regardless of the weather outside your window, inside it is cozy, and warm, and perfect for creating a winter wonderland. Snowmen, penguins, polar bears – who else enjoys cold weather? You can make them all by using items you have right around the house. And the best part is, these friends won’t melt! Supplies: Small […]

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13 Fantastic Winter Break Camps!

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
13 Fantastic Winter Break Camps!

Do Jump CIRCUS CAMP Run away with the circus! Explore physical theater, acrobatics, juggling, stilt-walking, trapeze and more in this week-long circus-skills camp. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they discover their own potential on the mats and in the air! Students build collaborative group skills through partner tricks, physical theater exercises, and creating their […]

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In Case You Missed It: The Gifts of Open Adoption

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
In Case You Missed It: The Gifts of Open Adoption

It wasn’t until after years of trying to conceive a child that we began to read about adoption options and learn about open adoption. It wasn’t until later that we begin to understand the gifts of open adoption. I remember thinking it seemed a little different that instead of being matched with a baby by […]

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Recipe: Witches Brew

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Witches Brew

Having a Halloween party or want to try something fun with the kids on Halloween? Try this festive homemade root beer recipe from the folks at holidash.com. The dry ice creates an eerie effect, perfect for a hallowed eve.   What you’ll need: 10 pounds dry ice Thick rubber dish washing gloves or oven mitts […]

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NWCT’s Sherlock Holmes: A Review

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
NWCT’s Sherlock Holmes: A Review

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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OCT’s Fancy Nancy: A Review

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
OCT’s Fancy Nancy: A Review

By Maya Barbon The moment I walked into the Portland Center for Performing Arts to see Fancy Nancy, I knew this would be, by far, the fanciest Oregon Children’s Theatre show I’d seen. In the lobby, I was surrounded by little girls, all dressed up in beautiful pink dresses and tutus. They sang princess songs and danced around. […]

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Creating, Acting and Laughing: An Interview with Little Red Riding Hood Star Jenny Bunce

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Creating, Acting and Laughing: An Interview with Little Red Riding Hood Star Jenny Bunce

It’s always a treat for our family to go to a play at Northwest Children’s Theater and Little Red “Riding Hood” was no exception. Set in the 1950’s, complete with do-wop music, slicked back hair, poodle skirts and revving engines, Little Red “Riding Hood,” is the latest musical (original adaptation) by Melody Bridges that explores […]

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FunThings to do in Portland: Everyone Loves a Parade!

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
FunThings to do in Portland: Everyone Loves a Parade!

It’s parade season and we’ve got the fever. Marching bands, floats, pets on parade, glow-in-the-dark costumes, crazy rainbows and a ton of community spirit equal a whopping good time. We can’t explain the magic of a good parade; but if you need an extra dose of serotonin, a parade will do the trick. Try it. […]

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