Celebrate the holiday season amid the sparkling lights and brilliant hues of ZooLights. More than a million LED lights transform the Oregon Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Cap off your visit by boarding the zoo’s light-bedecked steamer train, which provides a unique view [...]
The world is filled with nasty viruses, bacteria and microbes just waiting to do you in. At the very least, they can cause temporary sickness and misery. Worse, they can make you more vulnerable to killer conditions like cancer. The good news? You don’t have to take it. Here are 10 simple ways to mobilize [...]
Getting a meal on the table can be a major feat in any busy family. You may be tempted to ban your kids from the kitchen so that you can cook in peace. But here’s another idea: How about enlisting your kids’ help with cooking? Invite them to pitch in, and your children will reap [...]
If you ever want to start a lively discussion among parents, ask them what they think about paying kids for good grades or for excelling at a sport. Then sit back and listen to the heated banter. Most parents seem to fall squarely into one camp or the other. Some feel that money is a [...]
Mitchell teaches at-risk youths how to sail a tall ship. Carly interprets the life of a 19th-century child. And Haley walks dogs at an animal shelter. What do these three kids have in common? They’re among the estimated 15.5 million young people who participate in volunteer activities. And like many others, these three kids are [...]
Same-sex adoption, in which both adoptive parents are of the same sex, has gone from being practically unthinkable just 25 years ago, to being relatively commonplace today. But it hasn’t been easy. Obstacles and Progress In the beginning, the obstacles to same-sex adoption were so great that LGBT people could not hope to have children [...]
There are few places left where you can fully leave behind the cares of a busy, hectic world; a place of total solitude that’s only a few hours away by car. Our hope of finding such a place was renewed when we had the opportunity to visit Iron Springs Resort. One of the many major [...]
Blogger Krista Swann and Portland Family’s own Janna Lopez reflect on their makeover shopping trip with their Style for Hire styling coaches. Discoveries include new styles, the importance of buying quality clothes for your wardrobe and how affordable the clothes at Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth were.
Local blogger Krista Swan and Portland Family publisher Janna Lopez go through the Style for Hire process, including a closet purging, fashion advice and shopping trip at Saks Fifth Avenue off Fifth in Bridgeport Village.