Free fishing on Thanksgiving weekend
Child care is a unique partnership between a family and a provider which needs open communication and trust. Child care providers care for and educate other people’s children on a regular and …
As the weather cools and activities move indoors, now is the perfect time to pick up a new board game (or two) for your family. Knowing where to start with board games can be overwhelming – an…
Some people love crafting, and some people hate it. Whichever category you fall into, it’s a safe bet that your kids love playing with you, regardless of the activity. So, why not encourage fa…
This summer I received an email from the state library announcing an opportunity for rural librarians to write a letter, demonstrating they could put $5,000 dollars to good use, helping childr…
Finding appropriate and affordable child care can be very challenging. In-home child care providers deserve to be paid appropriately and have expenses that are frequently not factored into pri…
Finding child care these days isn’t easy, so we’ve curated a list of child care centers and preschools to help you get started. Please note that unlicensed, in-home child care is not included,…
Has your child ever brought home an art project that you couldn’t identify? Or maybe you knew what it was, but it didn’t look the way you thought that it should? I promise it is okay. And here…
Enjoy a spirited Cemetery Walk
Preschool isn’t what it used to be, and navigating programs, rules, and eligibility can be a challenge for parents.
Empty-nesting is new territory for most parents, but it can also be a chance to reconnect.
Flag football kicks off for elementary kids
Temper tantrums can trigger parents, too, but these tips should ease the anxiety.
Parents are seeing an unexpected financial boost this fall.
Taking the leap from high school is a big change, especially in changing times.
What if they cry? What if none of their friends are in their class? What if they get tired? What if they get hungry? What if they do not like their teacher?
If you’re anything like me, the idea of eating a school lunch gives you flashbacks to a hair-netted lunch lady slapping a giant scoop of some watery mystery meat on a school lunch tray. Fear n…
As summer wanes, it can be tempting to coast into the coming school year. But there’s still a little vacation time left and with COVID restrictions finally at a minimum across Oregon, how abou…
New Disc Golf Course in Bard Park
UPDATE: Just as Parent was going to press, Governor Brown announced that K-12 schools statewide would require masks indoors, in accordance with CDC guidance. With the rise in delta variant cas…
Food Hero offers some great ideas for ways to serve that fresh seasonal produce.
You might be surprised by all the subjects you can teach in the kitchen!
Rock & Roll Camp is back, in person!
It’s summertime, and that means hot, cranky kids (and parents). I’ve curated some easy and really tasty frozen treats that are (relatively) healthy and great for an afternoon snack. Adults wil…
If you’re looking for farm-to-table options, try these suggestions!
Fun with FUNtastic Kidz
These books and programs should help maintain and improve literacy levels
Give your kids a chance to grow stronger and build their confidence in the water
You’ll find a wide range of activities that offer teachable moments
Help bring history and culture to life for your children by visiting these regional centers
Camps are back (mostly) and there are a lot of choices to keep your kids busy this summer.
Staying flexible and and relaxed will reduce stress and help everyone enjoy the getaway.
Dinos and Jedis at the library
Conscious Discipline online classes
From ballet to jiu-jitsu, activities for children have started to welcome them back.
Teaching your kids to see challenges from another perspective can help them grow.
This lesser known sport is gaining ground in Eastern Oregon.
There’s a lot to show off after a year in hibernation.
Children will learn to enjoy exercise if you turn it into a fun family activity.
Hermiston P&R offers leprechaun traps
The right kind of praise makes a difference as children learn to regulate their emotions.
Inconsistent bedtimes might be making it harder to stay awake at work and school.
In an uncertain world, learning patience and trust is more important than ever.
Be protective of your “Mom time” and shift your paradigms when it comes to homeschooling.
Keep an exercise schedule and don’t forget to be a role model for your kids.
Kids Ride planned for snowmobile fans
A little thing like a pandemic shouldn’t ruin Valentine’s Day for your children.
Pick programs that actively engage your little watchers and don’t let the tube replace play.
Consider these options to keep an eye on things without being too obvious.