Messing with Mud
01/01/2021 11:23AM ● By Beth Stein
The ingredients in the recipe are simple: water for wetness, soil for substance, crumpled leaves for texture, bark chips for chunks, grass for green-ness, and rocks just for fun. The how-to part of the recipe is also pretty straightforward – dig, dump, stir, mush, squoosh, pour, pound.Read More »
Creativity-Boosting Apps for Kids
01/01/2021 11:06AM ● By Tanni Haas, Ph.D.
January is International Creativity Month; a great occasion to inspire your kids to become more creative. Here are some of the very best creativity-boosting apps for kids. They’re all completely free, so encourage your kids to download an app – or three!Read More »
Coping with Distance Learning Burnout
01/01/2021 11:03AM ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic looks and feels very different to students, teachers and parents. Long hours in front of a screen, challenges with technology and difficulty mastering new material can be overwhelming to some children.Read More »
Drum Roll Please....
12/01/2020 09:21AM ● By Kelli Matthews
The 2020 Oregon Family Magazine Holiday Gift Guide is here! This year, for our 9th annual gift guide, we found creative and imaginative gifts for kids.Read More »
Inspiring Generosity in Children
12/01/2020 08:43AM ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Generosity is a trait most parents would like to see instilled in their children. Teaching kids to serve and give to others builds character and empathy. It also releases chemicals in the brain that stimulate reward pathways and creates a feeling of joy.Read More »
Gifts Kids Can Give on A Small Budget
12/01/2020 08:37AM ● By Sarah Lyons
There is nothing more heartwarming than a gift made by a child. Handmade gifts are affordable, fun to make, and can be given to parents, grandparents, teachers, and siblings.Read More »
12/01/2020 08:29AM ● By Andrea Willingham
Take a look around the place where you live. You might have a place where you sleep, somewhere you like to play or relax, somewhere you eat, and somewhere you study. The places we call home serve many different functions and can take many different forms.Read More »
12/01/2020 08:22AM ● By Jill Morgenstern
Seven Things You Always Wanted to KnowRead More »
Self-Care Trickles Down
11/01/2020 02:12PM ● By Parenting Now
Children contribute to our lives in so many ways. We experience fun, joy, wonder, and connectedness with them. But life with young children can also bring fatigue and frustration. You spend so much energy on their needs that it’s hard to meet your own.Read More »