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Child Development Goal Through Soccer

Child Development Goal Through Soccer

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many of us know from experience that fitness is a habit. The earlier it’s established, the sooner the behavior is set, the more it simply exists in the context of how a person sees him- or herself. The critical development window of ages 0-5 is the best time to set healthy habits—so why not do […]

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Thrills, Spills and Splashes: Silverwood Theme Park Shines

Thrills, Spills and Splashes: Silverwood Theme Park Shines

When your summer plans call for outrageous fun in the sun, look no further than Silverwood — the Northwest’s largest theme park, nestled in the mountains of beautiful North Idaho. Here, set against a backdrop of clear blue skies and lush green forests, lies an enchanted wonderland of thrills, chills, shocks and splashes that will […]

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Sizing Up Sochi

Sizing Up Sochi

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fascinating facts about the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Looking for family-friendly television to watch this February? Beginning February 7 and running through February 23, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, offers exciting educational elements for the whole family. Gear up for the games by discovering unusual, historical, motivating and entertaining Olympic facts. To help […]

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Time to Shine: Keep walking and biking during dark, rainy months—but stay visible.

Time to Shine: Keep walking and biking during dark, rainy months—but stay visible.

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Though darker, wetter days are here, we in the Northwest sill do our best to be outdoors. After all, the beautiful city and nearby nature are a few of the reasons we love living here. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that we have freedom to roam the streets, park and byways, and planning […]

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Skating Past Mall Memories

Skating Past Mall Memories

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s funny how just missing the bus can change the course of one’s life. Born and raised in Portland, Bob Slayton was just a senior at Franklin High School when he took a bus to apply for a job at the new Lloyd Center shopping mall. Opened in August 1960, the open-air mall was the […]

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Is Your Teen Heart Healthy?

Is Your Teen Heart Healthy?

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

David Heller was a dedicated basketball player with many dreams. He attended Central Catholic High School here in Portland. After a league basketball game in 2005, David died in his sleep at only 17 years old from an enlarged heart, caused by a heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Eight years after the tragedy, David’s […]

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Fearless Finish FEATURE STORY BONUS: Watch Rachael GO!

Fearless Finish FEATURE STORY BONUS: Watch Rachael GO!

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Fearless Finish

Fearless Finish

| July 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

I had just gotten home from Belgium, where I had been competing against the top women’s tandem cycling teams in the world as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Cycling Team. My dad told me that the publisher of Portland Family Magazine had asked me to write a first person account of my athletic […]

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A Family That Skates Together, Wins Together….

A Family That Skates Together, Wins Together….

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every night of the week, Emily MacKay and her family are gliding around Oaks Park’s roller rink in southeast Portland, practicing exacting turns and jumps, and dancing in tandem. Emily’s hard to miss: a six-foot-tall skating phenomenon twirling about with her two young daughters. Then there is Emily’s sister, nephews and mom — all coasting […]

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The Family that Runs Together …

The Family that Runs Together …

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

35th Annual Shamrock Run The Shamrock Run has always been the kick-off for the outdoor fitness season for runners and walkers alike. I can remember the event when it was much smaller than the 35,000 expected this year—more like about 3,500 people. Come to think of it, I was smaller too. It’s hard for me […]

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