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6 Road Trip Car Games to Play with Your Kids

Our family takes a lot of road trips throughout the year. Central Oregon, Oak Harbor Washington, and Salinas California are our big, annual ones, and since we most often put the miles on our minivan, the rear entertainment system (DVD player) usually keeps the kids busy. However, there are the occasional camping or boat trips we […]

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hawaii

A Hawaiian Family Holiday

With lots of family and friends out of state, most of our big, summer family trips are driving to see them. Once in a while we take off for a few days at the beach, or maybe Sunriver. This year, however, my husband and I decided to splurge. After taxes, we ran the numbers, cashed […]

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garden

Dreaming of Spring: Preparing a Garden in Portland

The snow days, frigid temperatures, and endless rain last month has me dreaming of warmer weather, thawing soil, and getting back outside to do one of my favorite things; gardening. And with February almost over, it’s time to start planning a garden in Portland. In past posts, I’ve shared tips on what to grow when, […]

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girl mom

28 Signs You May Be a ‘GIRL MOM’

A year ago we shared a great post about being a ‘boy mom.’ And there have been many other viral posts written about such. Mothers glance lovingly at their raucous little men, and say things like, “Oh, he’s all boy,” and talk about how they are ‘noise with dirt on them,’ they make weapons out […]

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Staycation: 7 Things To Do On Memorial Day Weekend

Historically, Memorial Day is a holiday to honor military personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since many employers and almost all schools have a three-day weekend, a lot of people choose to celebrate this weekend with sale-hopping, camp-outs or barbecues. Whichever suits your fancy, here are some last-minute ideas for […]

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