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19 Ways to Spoil Grandkids in Portland

I think we can all agree that, as far as our kids are concerned, life is just better when grandma and grandpa are around. Take for example going out to dinner. Whether this is a regular occurrence or a rare treat, kids generally enjoy going to a restaurant. But have grandma and grandpa tag along […]

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Mom Hat

The Mom Hat

I am not one to wear a hat unless I am headed out for a walk and it’s raining, but I do like to think of the many roles I have had in my 50+ years of life as the hats I’ve worn.  It conjures up so many fun pictures in my mind. So here […]

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Creating a Year of Dates

My husband and I started dating when we were 19. We met the summer between our freshman and sophomore year in college. After 11 years of being “just us,” we became a family of three. Unlike some couples, we never had a pet — not even a house plant! We took full advantage of being […]

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Easy ideas for teaching kids while playing outside

Seven ways to teach kids through outdoor adventures

From the very beginning, my daughter loved being outdoors.  The joy on her face when she’s outside playing with nothing more than rocks and leaves and sticks is one of my favorite things to see.  Children are born investigators, and our outdoor adventures only reinforce that.  Kids can’t help but see the world as a […]

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