Parenting

Handwork as a Social Affair

Handwork as a Social Affair

Have you ever wondered whether handwork, such as knitting, crafting and whittling, is good for your child? Neurological research has shown that use of the fingers and dexterity challenges for growing children are interrelated with brain development. This research confirms the beliefs and experiences that Waldorf educators have integrated into their teaching curriculum for more […]

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Holidays

Green Birthday Celebrations

Green Birthday Celebrations

You love your kids. You love your planet. Nothing can bring those two into conflict like the birthday party experience. When I find myself waffling over a parenting decision, I ask myself, “How will this impact my children long-term?” Often, it’s hard to be certain, but this I do know. The example I set in […]

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Teenagers

Raising a Green Teen

Raising a Green Teen

Teens are naturally oblivious to the resources around them. If the refrigerator is empty, their parents fill it. When the garbage cans get full, we bring them to the curb and they are taken away. At home, they have unlimited use of electricity and water. As our teens approach adulthood, now is the perfect time […]

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Famly Fieldtrip

Book Touring, Family Style

Book Touring, Family Style

We were in our car, packed and steaming toward the Cloud & Leaf Bookstore in Manzanita, when our kids looked up and noticed the Evergreen Aviation Museum on Route 18. “Look at that!” my son cried, seeing a real, live airplane on a rooftop of all places. “Can we go?” asked my daughter. My husband […]

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Earth Day: Sustain Your Time & The Environment

Earth Day: Sustain Your Time & The Environment

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming home to a clean and healthy home, and having the time to spend more with what you love should not be a luxury. Owner of the local green cleaning service EcoMaids, Lindsay Dellasega, aims to make this high quality cleaning service accessible to all busy families and professionals in the greater Portland area. For […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon Youth of the Year Candidates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon Youth of the Year Candidates

| April 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon will host their annual Youth of the Year competition sponsored by Tupperware Brands, KeyBank and Shari’s Restaurants on Friday, April 11, 2014. Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program for Club members, which promotes service to Club, community and […]

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Cirque du Soliel TOTEM – Evolution, Artistry & Magnificence

Cirque du Soliel TOTEM – Evolution, Artistry & Magnificence

I’ve seen at least seven of the Cirque du Soliel’s shows, and each time I walk away with a dropped jaw and curious amazement at how creative and visually stunning these shows are. I also leave with a questioning curiosity about how they—i.e. the performers, stage crew, lighting people—do it? Night after night, day after […]

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OBT Celebrates! You Can Too!

OBT Celebrates! You Can Too!

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary career and contribution of Alison Roper, even as we also celebrate the bright future of OBT. Roper takes her final bows after 18 seasons of bringing joy to Portland audiences with this program, and we want to send her off in style. April 17 – 26, Newmark […]

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Passover Will Soon Be Here!

Passover Will Soon Be Here!

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

We try to introduce cultural view points from around the world. Passover will be here April 15th-21st, and we thought we’d share these interesting facts sent to us by the GrapeVine, an information sharing service sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Portland: Jewish traditions like eating matzah and having certain items on the seder plate […]

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Lend A helping Hand For Comcast Cares Day!

Lend A helping Hand For Comcast Cares Day!

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

  On Saturday, April 26th, more than 1,900 local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve schools and nonprofits in Oregon and Southwest Washington as part of Comcast’s 13th Comcast Cares Day. Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, […]

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