Cancer

Running for Grace

Running for Grace

Portland is a fabulous city if you like to participate in runs and walks that help great causes. On May 18, thousands of parents will lace up their running shoes for the Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon, to support organizations making tremendous differences for the children in our community. We want you to meet one […]

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Technology

What a Shame!

What a Shame!

In the Era of Over-sharing, it’s not surprising that parents post photos of their kids on social media. What’s truly startling is the popularity of something that has been called, for better or worse, “kid-shaming.” The idea of taking a photo of a sign hanging around a loved one’s neck seems to have started with […]

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Teenagers

Having the Tough Talks

Having the Tough Talks

When it comes to discussing difficult topics with your kids, your natural inclination may be to avoid the discomfort altogether. But remember, your children will pay for your hesitancy or embarrassment with a lack of awareness they will need to make good decisions. You don’t want your child making emotion-fueled, spur-of-the-moment choices about alcohol, sex […]

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Holidays

Making Corn A-Maze-Ing

Making Corn A-Maze-Ing

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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Other Recent Posts

Breast Tests that Save Lives

Breast Tests that Save Lives

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A yearly mammogram is the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society recommend a mammogram yearly for all women age 40 and older. If you have a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may advise starting mammography before age 40. Mammography is the only […]

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Kids & School Success

Kids & School Success

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

From crawling, walking and babbling to the angst and rebellion of the tween and teen years, children constantly go through a predictable set of developmental stages physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. “Along the way, any of these areas can be ahead or behind the others in their timing, then switch, which can be confusing for […]

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Portland Youth Philharmonic Makes Beautiful Music

Portland Youth Philharmonic Makes Beautiful Music

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) began in 1924 as a grand experiment. What would happen if talented young musicians were placed under the direction of a trained professional conductor in a serious environment? Ninety seasons later, the results are still musically impressive. However, much more has come out of the Portland Youth Philharmonic than trained […]

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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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Class Dismissed: Relearning Education

Class Dismissed: Relearning Education

Village Home Education Resource Center, an alternative to school for homeschooling families in the Portland area, is featured in an upcoming documentary entitled, “Class Dismissed,” directed and co-produced by Jeremy Stuart with Three Story Films. “Class Dismissed” is the first feature-length documentary of its kind, exploring a rapidly growing trend in education: learning outside the […]

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Aiming High Through Martial Arts

Aiming High Through Martial Arts

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up, life presents so many twists and turns that can derail a teenager’s path. That’s why an adult’s guidance is critical — having someone to help a teen develop a moral code that will keep them from making poor decisions. But what if that person is suddenly taken away? Three years ago, Triston Christensen […]

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