Monthly Archives: March 2006

Spring Break

Spring Break

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The Crisis Clears Up

When you aim at the “portland parent,” it is inevitable that some discussion will turn to the Portland School District. Even though many of you may not be directly affected by the public school crisis, whether you have kids in … Continue reading

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Shopping Smarter?

Are you down at the Toys-R-Us, looking at the stroller, and you want to know if you can get it cheaper somewhere else? Send a text message to smarter.com at 610-SMARTER with the model and name of the product, and … Continue reading

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Looking for a Getway?

An inexpensive option to sleep an entire family is one of Oregon State Parks’ Rustic Yurts. The rate is generally about thirty dollars a night, and the yurt has bunks, lights, heaters and a broom. Even storm windows! These “camping … Continue reading

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Mommy (& Daddy) Matinee

Do you avoid going to the movies with your children because you don’t want to annoy non-parents? How long has it been since you’ve seen a movie in the theater? Prices got you down? Do you miss the feeling of … Continue reading

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Kidfest!

Kidfest/BabyFest/Campfest is this weekend- March 11/12. The Northwest’s Largest Family Expo, serving the Portland Metro & SW Washington community for over six years, this event is truly the place to find the latest information, products and services for babies, kids … Continue reading

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Sad News About Portland Public Schools

I received a letter a few days ago, from another parent, and she obliquely referred to “the sad news about the school.” I had to track her down and find out what “new” distress we should prepare for. The way … Continue reading

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