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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Articles In This Edition

Compassion: Let Your Kids Catch You Being Generous

By Christina Katz   We hear a lot about making sure our children have math skills and athletic skills, but

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Three Little Words . . . and Not Just “I Love You”

by Ellen Notbohm Another February 14 will come and go, marking thirty-something times I will not have received a Valentine

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Subtract Math Anxiety: 7 Quick Tips to Help Your Child

Of the various subjects children take in school, math can be a challenge for some kids. It can cause your

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Dip Into Romance

How to Host a Fondue Party By Lara Krupicka What is it about fondue that makes it so romantic? Perhaps

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Family Builders

Cozy Fire Snack

  Directions Print Recipe Cozy Fire Snack Servings Ingredients 3” round crackersPretzel sticksNabisco Easy CheeseOptional—paprika Servings Ingredients 3” round crackersPretzel

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 Personalized Water Bottle

You Need Colorful plastic water bottle with smooth sides and a lid with a handle or finger hole (often available

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Comet Ball

You Need Tennis ball Tube sock Six 1-2-inch by 12-24-inch strips of bright and/or reflective fabric in a variety of

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Glove Critters

You Need Knit glove Wiggle eyes Pom-poms Felt scraps Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks Latex glove Optional—jingle bells

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Presidential Bank

You Need Quart-sized wide-mouth canning jar with lid Paper play money Mod Podge surface sealer Sponge brush Curling ribbon Scissors

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