It was midnight. Three other fathers and I were sitting around a campfire, talking, drinking illicit beer and staring into the flames. We were on a YMCA Adventure Guides camp-out. Our kids were asleep in the cabin, their marshmallow-smeared faces glued to their pillows.
Here are some tips for getting unplugged on vacation, and some trip ideas that will keep you and your family engaged with each other and the world around you.
<a href="http://www.oregonfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fruitheart.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-565" title="fruitheart" src="http://www.oregonfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fruitheart.jpg" alt="" width="156" height="156" /></a>This Valentine's Day, share the love with friends, family and neighbors by making these sweet treats or fun crafts. There are also lots of events happening in and around the Eugene area, giving you lots of choices for how to spend your day.
Okay, this time it's For Real folks! Oregon Family is taking our community connection and commitment to quality to a whole new level with the launch of our New and Improved, Bigger and Oh So Much Better, interactive and dynamic website! And, we're doing it just for YOU!! (ok, maybe a <em>little </em>for me - cause I need an outlet too....)
School's Out! What's a family to do? Well, in Eugene, you'll find a wealth of things to keep your child busy. From toddler to high school, our Summer Camp Directory will help you find activities to enrich, educate, and entertain.
Oh the holiday gluttony! We sampled sugar cookies, drank gallons of eggnog, and enjoyed all kinds of edible treats over the course of the last month. Now our pants feel tight and we long to work off the holiday girth. Does our quest for fitness have to be littered with plastic bottles and energy bar wrappers? Is it possible to lose weight while saving money <em>and</em> the planet? Absolutely!
I pressed a button on the answering machine, and an imperious voice demanded: “Sally, this is Amanda. Call me right away. It’s important.” Hoping to delete the child, I pressed another button. But the machine lacked the power for the job.
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<em>I know you have written about time-outs, but I feel confused! I hear so many different ways to do time-outs… What is the right way?</em>