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

The Problem with Teens No Longer Working Part-time Jobs

by Sandi Schwartz How many jobs did you have growing up? I started babysitting neighborhood kids at age 11 (which

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How to Rock Family Fun Night with Tweens & Teens

by Lisa A. Beach When your kids were younger, family fun took center stage, whether that meant a riveting game

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6 Reasons to Make Family Dinner a Priority

By Sarah Lyons Families have changed a lot in the last fifty years. More women have entered the workforce, giving

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Family Builders

Cookie Dough Heart

You Need Packaged sugar cookie dough 8 ounces strawberry flavored cream cheese spread Rolling pin 8 cups assorted fresh fruit,

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Rainbow Popsicles

Ingredients (All fruit should be frozen) Red—1 banana, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup strawberries, water or

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Tie Up Your Father’s Day Gift

Ingredients Tall clear vase White cardstock (8.5” x 11”) Scissors Double-sided sticky tape Chex mix Template for the tie &

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Paperweights

Materials Large metal lids Pre-mixed grout A variety of decorations including letters Sponge Spatula Spray paint Instructions Spray paint the

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“Handmade” Hammer

Materials Wooden hammer Sandpaper Spray primer Spray paint for the base color Spray clear coat Acrylic paint in various colors

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Decorative Candle Jars

Materials A candle jar Floral stickers Scrapbooking flowers Washi tape, paper ribbon, or fabric ribbon Hot glue Instructions Remove any

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Flying and Your Child’s Ears

How Does Flying Affect Ears? Many of us have felt that weird ear-popping sensation when we fly. For kids (especially

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Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become excited readers. What kind of books

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Family Chatter May+June 2019

What are you looking forward to the most about summer vacation? Why? Do you like to read? Summer is great for getting Read More

Teen Talks May+June 2019 | The Final Countdown

As we approach the end of the school year, graduation and adulthood are ever-present in the minds of seniors. For

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Your Family’s Heath | May+June 2019 Plantar Fasciitis—A Pain in the Heel

If your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause a stabbing pain in the heel of your

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Show Her+Him You Care | May+June 2018

10 Ways to Show Her You Care Offer to take the children out while she takes a bath. Wake up

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