Adventures with Portland Parent


As a parent, we love to explore all that our surrounding communities have to offer. These adventures allow us to make life-long memories with our kids! This section will be dedicated to sharing them with you, so that you too can enjoy them with your family!!

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Rock Climbing Is Great for Kids!

One sunny afternoon, with no footholds left to lunge for, my 7-year-old son is stumped four feet into his rock

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Here, Kitty-Kitty!

How Cats Can Become Purrfect Family Pets! By Christina Katz Cats often get a bad rap compared to other potential

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Go Outside and Play

15 Old-Fashioned Activities By Pam Molnar Summer is the best time to be a kid. School is out, the weather

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Family Builders | Snacks

S’mores Bars

You’ll Need 20 graham crackers ¼ cup granulated sugar 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet

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Fish Pops

You’ll Need Lollipop sticks Light blue candy melts Marshmallows Graham crackers Goldfish crackers White sugar pearl sprinkles Wax paper Directions

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Jello Oranges

You’ll Need 3 oz. boxes of Jello, a rainbow of colors Oranges Knox Gelatine envelopes Hot water Saucepan Directions Cut

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Family Builders | Crafts

Water Balloon Flip-Flops

You’ll Need Inexpensive flip-flops 300 water balloons Instructions Place 3 water balloons in the same direction and tie them together

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Candy Jar

You’ll Need Flower pot & saucer Glass bowl Ball knob E600 glue Spray primer, red spray paint, silver spray paint

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Homemade Playdough

You’ll Need 1 Cup of flour ½ Cup of salt Food coloring or gel  ½ Cup of water Plastic or

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Family Builders

Creating Work Outside of the Box

By Pam Molnar With today’s economy being what it is, teens are having a hard time finding work. Jobs that

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Bridging the Gap

Six Tips for Planning a Family Reunion By Pam Molnar As the world gets smaller, extended families stretch across the

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Family Chatter | July+August 2019

Our FamilyChatter Challenge is simple—just do your best. Here are some easy questions that will hopefully inspire your family to

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10 Ways to Show Her+Him You Care | July+August 2019

10 Ways to Show Her You Care ♥ Sit on the couch with her or outside on a warm day

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Summer Break

By Nia, Senior, Age 18 As summer vacation nears, most teens are elated. They are thrilled at the ideas of

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Summer Fun, School Torture

By Giselle & Gisele, Middle Schoolers You’ve counted down the days till school has ended. Summer is here and you

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