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Creating A Summer Go Bag

Spontaneous outdoor adventures often characterize sunny summer days with little ones. A toddler’s mood may be unpredictable so being prepared for whatever pops up can make any outing more enjoyable! I’ve learned to keep a “go bag” packed and ready to go on whatever next adventure we might take. Being packed up and ready to go […]

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Wineries

A Parent’s Guide to Visiting Oregon Wineries with Children

One of Portland’s biggest perks is its proximity to world class wines and wineries. Before I had children, I took every opportunity to visit and go wine tasting in our region’s wine country. The rolling hills and miles of vineyards only a short drive outside the city offered a peaceful respite to city life and busy work weeks.  […]

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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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Travel Without Kids: Creative Ways to Manage Separation

If your family is anything like mine, you’ve had some memorable experiences with separation anxiety; daycare drop-off, date night, or a girls-only getaway. Goodbyes are tearful, clingy and tremendously difficult to part ways for anything outside of our usual routine. For me. My four-year-old daughter, however, is mostly fine, and relishes the attention of new people and […]

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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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