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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.

Sharing Valentine's Day Love

I love that we have a day designed to celebrate love! And I enjoy finding creative ways to show the people in my life how much I care about them. This year, I’m sharing some ideas from the kitchen and from the heart so that you can put some extra L-O-V-E into your Valentine’s Day.

Summer Time, Oh Summer Time

I don't know?...  I guess it's a love-hate relationship I have with summer time.   I mean, what's not to love? - - Great weather.... BBQ's... no schedules... no homework hassles... family vacations.  In theory, it's a wonderful time of year, right?!  It's what we look forward to all year long (during school).

Saying Goodbye to the Family Pet

Saying good-bye to a dear friend, and family member, is always hard for little ones.   Actually, it can be quite difficult for grown-ups too!  But, teaching the circle of life can provide helpful insight and make the process easier to understand and accept, even to the youngest of young.

Balance

It happens to everyone (for some more than others)... We look around, and realize, life is TOTALLY out of balance!!  For some, its obvious when the shift happens, but for most, the shift is a subtle, quiet, and sometime even seductive change to the dance steps that we don't even notice takes place.

Time Flies

I attended my first Boy Scout pack meeting last night, for my newly indoctrinated 10-year-old Boy Scout… and I have to say, this was a gut check. As I saw my son standing up there accepting his awards, I flashed back to when he was 3 years old romping on the shores of Fern Ridge. I realize he’s still just 10 years old; but… he LOOKED, and it FELT like, he was 15!! He was quite handsome in his uniform, and so very proud.

A Lane County Valentine's Day: Food, Fun and Family

<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.

Oregon Family Takes Off!

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....)