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Did you know we ( Portland ) had a free store for PPS teachers? It’s called “Schoolhouse Supplies!” They’re having a month-long supply drive in August, and you’re invited to the kick-off party. ( August 1, 11AM-2PM Unitus Plaza, 1300 SW 6th Avenue map)
Guests of all ages can enjoy live bands, sweet treats, cool [...]
… can’t wait to meet you for lunch.
Kia, an 11 year old female Amur Leopard joined Frederick at the zoo. She takes the place of Frederick’s sister who died of cancer last year. Frederick hasn’t had to share his space since then, but he seems to be adapting ok.
Kia comes from the Erie [...]
Get in touch with the Portland Neighborhood Speed Reader Board Program. The City of Portland has just purchased a half dozen new “Your Speed…” signs and lends them out to concerned neighborhood associations. Check out this PDF
PORTLAND, Oregon – A new safety program launched by the city of Portland to help neighborhoods slow [...]
Of these parental myths, I don’t agree with numbers one (Parents love their children equally) and three (Having two kids is twice as hard as having one kid). I know that I check in on my daughters to make sure they’re not dead. And I know all about the pre-sugar hypers.
This week, Babble.com features two timely articles about the challenges of living in the city with kids. Both articles are a must-read — not only for urban parents, but for anyone who has to share a city with strollers. In “Notes from Underground,” Lynn Harris wonders why subway riders love babies but hate pregnant women. [...]
No, this isn’t a nickname for a person; it’s the first new state park campground in 30 years!
It’s 31 miles west of Portland (so perfect for a short weekend trip), and even boasts 12 one-room (and 3 two-room) cabins. Of course it has tent camping and rv camping as well. You can get more information [...]
The end of the school year is nigh, and your kids will soon be laying on the couch eating potato chips and flipping between Blue’s Clues and Oprah.
What’re you going to occupy their time with?
I think there’s two main categories of activities in which we enroll our kids. On one hand, we have things they [...]
Shamelessly swiped from The Simple Dollar, I’ll provide five of his ( of his eight; go read his site for more ), and then I’ll provide five more on top of them. And I’ll mix them up so you can’t tell which are mine and which are his.
The Dangerous Book for Boys
A framed [...]