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Portland Family Magazine Gift Guide 2014

Portland Family Magazine Gift Guide 2014

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here at Portland Family we know all too well how hectic the holiday season can be: hunting for that perfect gift, attending kids’ holiday pageants and parties, and family gatherings galore. We understand—it’s the busiest time of year for us, too! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve spent months scouring Portland for great […]

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Ring in the New Year with Family-Friendly Party Games

Ring in the New Year with Family-Friendly Party Games

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you including the kids in your New Year’s celebration this year? For most of us, that means bringing the kids to the party, then sending them off to play with their friends while we mingle with ours. It’s like having two separate parties under the same roof. This year, bring the two parties together […]

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“It’s Not Fair!” – How to Handle Holiday Rivalry

“It’s Not Fair!” – How to Handle Holiday Rivalry

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

You shop ’til you drop for holiday gifts. Then, as the flurry of wrapping and ribbons settles on the living room floor, you hear a shrill, small voice whine, “Mom, she got seven presents and I only got five. It’s not fair!” Material gifts are no substitute for parental affection. Still, kids make the connection […]

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Affirm Holiday Spirit Over Holiday Spending

Affirm Holiday Spirit Over Holiday Spending

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The holidays are upon us, and even parents with the best of intentions may have realized somewhere along the way that their sweet, innocent baby swaddled in soft blankets turned into a demanding child who expects material things to make his or her holiday bright. You’re left wondering what went wrong, and how you can […]

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Give Gifts without Price Tags

Give Gifts without Price Tags

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recall giving wrapped, handwritten notes to my mom as a young child. They would say, “Redeem for extra help in the kitchen,” or “Good for babysitting my sister while you go to the store.” The special ones would say, “Redeem for an attitude adjustment on a cranky day.” My mom loved getting my gifts […]

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Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the holidays, food isn’t just food. It’s a delicious experience loaded with tradition and temptation. But if you’re not careful, in the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the indulgent delights of stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and eggnog can become the harsh reality extra pounds. The good news? A study by the […]

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Here Comes Santa Claus….

Here Comes Santa Claus….

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you’ll find Santa at McMenamins I’ll let you in on a little secret: Santa has a hideaway in Astoria. It’s true. He called me from his coastal home, taking a break from polishing his boots and petting his reindeer to preview his upcoming Christmas season activities — notably his […]

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The German American School of Portland’s Annual Holiday Market

The German American School of Portland’s Annual Holiday Market

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Where German tradition brings food, entertainment, fun with friends and culture together! Every year I look forward to the GSP Holiday Market. This is an event where I can enjoy spending time with new & old friends. I love watching the performances of my Alumni friends, younger children in the school and other German community […]

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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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