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Wholesome Snacking for the Whole Family

It’s easy to grab a bag of chips or a handful of cookies to give yourself a boost of energy to make it through the day. But those choices aren’t always the most nutritious. It is possile, however, to make better snack choices that actually taste good, and are good for you.

Surviving Blended Families - Tips to Help Families Get There

It’s no secret it takes work to make a family, well, work. Individual personalities, daily situations and family dynamics all play roles in the development of a successful relationship. These factors are even truer when trying to blend a family.

Why Kids Lie – Age by Age

"Daddy puts on your bras sometimes," my then 4-year-old said nonchalantly as I tried on lingerie in a department store dressing room.

Raising Boys – Tips to Make You Think

The differences between men and women are often discussed, ranted about, and written about (Mars and Venus.) It’s a common acceptance that men and women are typically polar opposites and how trying to understand the opposite gender is next to impossible. While it would be easier to simply accept this as fact, the truth remains, once parenthood becomes a reality, all gloves are off. Parents must then attempt to become experts on how to rear their children regardless of gender. An easy way to approach the task of raising boys is to put it in perspective. Besides wanting these young men to be smart, polite, confident, successful, law-abiding, intelligent citizens, mothers should try to raise their sons to be the type of man they’d want to marry, and fathers should try to raise sons to be the type of men they’d want their daughters, sisters or mother to marry.

Minding Mobile Manners

Kids ages 8 to 12 are spending as much as two to three hours each day on mobile devices such as laptops, netbooks, tablets or smartphones, according to a recent survey by Intel. That translates into a significant amount of time that parents can use to take advantage of teachable moments to reinforce good etiquette and safety.

Taking Care of Young Teeth

Healthy teeth and a healthy mouth give children more than just a beautiful smile. A healthy mouth supports overall health, and it can help children perform better in school. But far too many children have preventable oral health problems far too young.

Home Cooking Revived

“Kids love to do what their parents do, and it's (almost) always a good idea to let them help when they want to. Being included builds confidence, self-esteem, and teaches teamwork, which also fosters strong family values,” says Susana DeFazio, a Walton parent.

Spring Flavor Inspiration

Do your spring recipes need a little inspiration? To liven up seasonal gatherings, look to simple dishes with flavorful variations that will surprise the palate for everyone’s favorite course – dessert.

Help Children Face Their Fears

<p align="left">Imagining themselves as stronger or bigger than they really are will help some children — and that's fine. This is not the time for a reality check, says Donna B. Marold, Ph.D., a psychologist and research associate at the University of Denver. For instance, when Eileen Mullen's 5-year-old son, Patrick, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, recently told her, "If a bad guy comes into the house, I'm going to go after him and kick him out," she didn't bother correcting him. Distraction can also work. For example, if you know a thunderstorm is on the horizon, pop in your child's favorite videotape or open a board game — and divert his attention with a treat, such as ice cream.</p>

Share Some Love with Cupcakes

There’s no better way to say “Be Mine” than with a collection of Valentine’s Day cupcakes – a great surprise for anyone you’re sweet on this February 14.



  • Toys! Historic Playthings from Lane County

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    We all have fond memories of hours spent at play, conjuring up stories and worlds with our toys. ...


  • Kids Earth Day Art Show Contest

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    "Kids, you are invited to submit original art in an Earth Day Art Show Contest!  The art will be ...


  • Heart of the Village

    02/24/2018
    11:00AM — 02:00PM

    The Village School invites you to attend our annual Heart of the Village Festival, a hands-on sho...


  • Free Kids Table Tennis

    02/24/2018
    04:45PM

    Free Table Tennis for kids at the Eugene Table Tennis Club. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 4:45-6:15...


  • Kids Earth Day Art Show Contest

    02/25/2018
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    "Kids, you are invited to submit original art in an Earth Day Art Show Contest!  The art will be ...


  • Kids Earth Day Art Show Contest

    02/26/2018
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    "Kids, you are invited to submit original art in an Earth Day Art Show Contest!  The art will be ...


  • WOMEN’S DROP IN SUPPORT GROUP

    02/26/2018
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Every Monday, 7 to 8:30 pm 591 W. 19TH AVE | EUGENE, OR. For self-identified women, 18 +, wh...


  • Toys! Historic Playthings from Lane County

    03/01/2018
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    We all have fond memories of hours spent at play, conjuring up stories and worlds with our toys. ...


  • Kids Earth Day Art Show Contest

    03/01/2018
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    "Kids, you are invited to submit original art in an Earth Day Art Show Contest!  The art will be ...


  • First Thursday at Hendricks Park

    03/01/2018
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Join our work party on the first Thursday of each month in the native plant garden at Hendricks P...


  • Men's Meet-up

    03/01/2018
    04:30PM — 06:00PM

    You are invited to be a part of a free & confidential mentoring group lead by trained facilitator...


  • Free Kids Table Tennis

    03/01/2018
    04:45PM

    Free Table Tennis for kids at the Eugene Table Tennis Club. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 4:45-6:15...


 

 

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