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4 Unexpected Life Lessons My Kids Are Learning from Our Dog

I have always been a dog lover. I grew up with a rotating pack of dogs who were way more than pets — they were true members of our family. They went on roadtrips with us, slept in our beds,…

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The Secret to Raising Successful Readers

“Parents often establish a bedtime routine with children around this activity but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it together any time!”

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Go Ahead & Eat the Pizza

“When I find myself getting distracted during work and wanting to see my kid, that’s what I do. It’s like having a craving for pizza, you know you’re not going to get over it until you just eat a damn slice.”

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Secrets Teachers Use to Keep Kids on Task

“3 secrets you can steal from teachers that help optimize the amount of time your child can pay attention while doing tasks at home.”

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How Different Toys Affect Your Child’s Development

“Electronic toys, however, are pretty much ubiquitous. Young children are very attracted to them. So what is a parent to do?”

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Back-to-School Tips from a Learning Scientist

Want to promote long-term academic and personal success for your child? This learning scientist has a couple of tips that may help get them there.

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4 Simple & Super Fun Ways to Teach Your Preschooler Counting & Numbers

Feeling anxious about getting your preschooler ready for kindergarten? Fret not, parents.

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Study Examines How Modern Screens Like Smartphones & Tablets Impact Kids

Excessive screen use is linked to a higher risk of developing ADHD.

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5 Timeless Ways to Unplug as a Family

Does a day without screen time seem like a possibility for your family? I had to dig way back to when my kids were young and we spent the entire summer without TV, cell phones, or anything else with a screen. The memories were good. Here are some timeless tips on how to unplug as a family.

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Take a City Tour with Urban Adventure Quest

Forget walking tours! Get to know Portland by going on an adventure with Urban Adventure Quest. We’ve got everything you need to know here.

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Study Shows: When Your Baby Cries, You Literally Can’t Concentrate on Anything Else

Photo: Tamaki Sono via Flickr
For many parents, it’s almost impossible to withstand your baby’s cry. A new study from the University of Toronto may show how. The study revealed that the vocalization of a baby’s cry triggers a greater…

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Last Blasts of Summer: 13 Things To Do Before School Starts

Schools start soon and summer is about to come to a screeching stop. Don’t let yours hit the skids without scratching the following must-do’s off your summer bucket list.

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ORHC: Where Train Fanatics Go to Play

Living with a junior conductor or two? Bring your little trainiacs to The Oregon Rail Heritage Center to really give them a thrill.

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Hi-ya! Martial Arts Classes for Atlanta Kids

We kicked around Atlanta and found six spots where kids can practice martial arts.

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Kil’n Time: Tour the Heath Ceramics Factory

Whether you covet the Heath Ceramics you received as a wedding gift or merely dream of the day you’ll own (and can afford) such fab goods, we bet that you never even imagined that the Heath Ceramics factory is a…

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An Ad-Free Magazine That Makes Learning Art Fun

We can only take our kids to so many art galleries (errr…we mean, kid ourselves into thinking our little ones will have the attention span to look at art) in the hopes that they’ll absorb some high brow culture before…

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5 Faves from Parent Hack’s Asha Dornfest

Asha Dornfest, founder and publisher of Parent Hacks and one of Portland’s Top Mom Bloggers , shared her favorite local family spots and of course some parenting hacks in 5 quick questions!

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1.  What’s your…

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Portland Yoga Classes for Babies, Kids, & Families

Every parent could use a dose of Zen in their life, so we’ve unearthed several yoga classes geared toward babies, kids and families who are interested in chanting ‘Om’ together. In addition to being a healthy and fun form of…

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