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Movie review: Annie

Movie review: Annie

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I went to the preview of the new movie Annie fully expecting to be underwhelmed. It’s not my kind of movie. It’s long. It’s a musical. It has small children—a lot of them. When we got to the theater (after a series of small disasters made us late), there were no more seats. I was […]

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Making a Splash by Keeping Kids Safe

Making a Splash by Keeping Kids Safe

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this fall, LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon was thinking “outside of the box” by putting a surprise in a box! Together with LifeWise’s honorary Director of Health Inspiration, Ariana Kukors, LifeWise created a gift box with goggles, a certificate for free swim lessons (up to $100), a personalized letter from Ariana – a 2012 […]

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December Notes from Kat

December Notes from Kat

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I say it every year, but I can’t believe we’re already in the middle of another holiday season.  It’s inevitable – it comes every year at the same time, but I wake up one day and realize, “Holy cow, it’s Christmas already”.   Everyone suddenly seems a little more stressed out.  It might just be me, […]

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