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Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween

Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keep your kids healthy and safe with tips from Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children. Before kids have a spooktacular evening of trick-or-treating Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is sharing health and safety tips with parents. Halloween safety tips Jan Berichon, […]

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Making Corn A-Maze-Ing

Making Corn A-Maze-Ing

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every year as fall rolls around, a rite of the season is visiting one of the many corn mazes scattered around the Portland metro area. Young and old alike test their navigational and puzzle-solving skills, trying to suppress panic as they are met repeatedly with dead-ends and circular routes. One of the area’s most popular […]

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Focus on Halloween Fun & Family

Focus on Halloween Fun & Family

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It all started with a peanut allergy. I was 9 years old, trick-or-treating with my best friend Vicki and her brothers, proudly wearing my homemade Pippi Longstocking costume. With each house we visited, my pumpkin bucket got heavier and delightfully unwieldy. Vicki and I plotted which candy we would devour first upon our return to […]

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Honoring Father’s Day

Honoring Father’s Day

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

How can you ensure that your Father’s Day efforts hit the mark? First, think about how the father figure in your life demonstrates his love for others. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, a marriage counselor and author of “The 5 Love Languages,” each of us has a primary way of expressing and interpreting love. It […]

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Green Birthday Celebrations

Green Birthday Celebrations

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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12 Ways to Say “I Love You”

12 Ways to Say “I Love You”

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Valentine’s Day, it’s fun to find creative ways to show our kids we love them. Here are some ideas for sharing the love on Feb. 14 — and all through the year. 1. Create a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt. Write “I love you” notes to your kids and place them around the house along […]

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Outwit Your Appetite

Outwit Your Appetite

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever polished off an entire bowl of potato chips while chit-chatting at a party, or plowed through a basket of tortilla chips before your entrée arrives, you might think you have little control over your appetite. Yet research shows that the drive to eat often doesn’t have much to do with actual hunger. […]

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Grandparents Stories

Grandparents Stories

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s no denying the special bond and opportunity for wisdom to be shared between grandparents and grandchildren. For those fortunate enough to have grandparents in their lives, the holidays are an especially rich opportunity for cross-generational sharing. In cultures around the world, grandmothers are revered as the keepers of knowledge, love and sanctity of family. […]

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Have a Haiku Holiday

Have a Haiku Holiday

Holidays give us permission to overdo everything, from food to gifts to social commitments. But all that extra stuff can drain your energy and your bank account. In The Power of Less, author Leo Babauta, known for his popular Zen Habits blog, encourages us to find abundance by setting limits. Japanese poems called haiku — […]

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Holiday Breaks with Teens & Tweens

Holiday Breaks with Teens & Tweens

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The excitement of the holiday break from school wanes quickly for teens and tweens. Often stretching out too long, parents are left to figure out how to combat sibling squabbles and the constant lure of technology until our kids return to school. So when you sense the sibling onslaught about to begin, or you watch […]

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