Author Archive | Kendra

Veggie Harvest Lasagna

Kendra’s Veggie Harvest Lasagna

I created this recipe when I was trying to come up with a vegetarian entree for a recent Thanksgiving potluck. It’s a twist on traditional lasagna that features seasonal vegetable and bit of pumpkin.  It was a hit at the potluck, and my six-year-old gobbled it up as well. This recipe can be easily adapted […]

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Thirty Days Thankful

Sometimes the holidays can feel like an onslaught of activities, obligations, and stress.  There’s too much to do and too little time in which to do it.  I’ve found that my family’s overall enjoyment of the last two months of the year increases exponentially when we intentionally focus on gratitude each day.  Here are thirty ways […]

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Roseburg school shooting

Today, it was Roseburg

At 11 a.m. this morning I was driving around doing errands when I heard a news report that brought tears to my eyes.  “A mass shooting has been reported at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Several fatalities have been reported and many more injuries are expected,” said the rumbling voice.  I can remember a […]

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Unique Portland Playgrounds

Particularly Portland Playgrounds

Your family probably has a favorite neighborhood park that’s within walking distance of your home, but Portland also has hundreds of unique places to play.  Here are several local playgrounds that that may be worth a few extra travel miles and a picnic lunch or dinner! Harper’s Playground (N Dekum and N Delaware) Located in […]

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No-Car Year

Our Year Without a Car

I got my first car, a 1984 Mercury Topaz, on my 16th birthday.  I plastered the rear end of that car in bumper stickers that showcased my most deeply-held adolescent beliefs.  I also hung a rainbow sun catcher from the rear-view mirror and filled the ash tray with a Hawaiian Breeze-scented deodorizer.  I loved that car, […]

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