Holidays Away From Home: 10 Ways to Make Them Special When Missing Loved Ones

We all dream of the perfect holiday surrounded by loved ones, delicious food, and the traditions we grew up with. Unfortunately, it is hardly ever so picture perfect. Family and friends move away, travel is stressful and expensive (particularly

Local Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community, and it’s also a meaningful way to teach children some valuable life lessons. Even if they are too young to volunteer themselves, seeing that you give your time or

3 Local Ways to Donate this Holiday Season

Donating can be a great way to get kids of all ages involved in giving back this holiday season. Having them go through their belongings or taking them with you to shop for items to donate will give them

Teaching Your Children to Give Back During the Holidays

Many parents are concerned that their children have become too focused on material items, and it can become especially apparent during the holidays. Children want more and more, but it never seems to make them happy for long. Propelled

12 Water Conservation Tips For the Whole Family

  The average American household uses 400 gallons of water a day, adding up to almost 150,000 gallons a year! This estimate does not even consider the water it takes to produce the food we eat or the products

Researchers Seek Children with Disabilities and Family Dog

Finding New Ways to Keep Kids Physically Active Researchers at Oregon State University are seeking children with disabilities around 10 to 16 years of age who also have a family dog willing to participate in a current study. Scientists

Natural Sprinkles Co. is Serving up Healthy Treats in Albany

  If you’ve been to the Albany Farmer’s Market this season, you may have noticed that there’s a new stand in town! Natural Sprinkles Co. (and the family behind it) recently made Albany it’s home, and even have plans

iSpy Summer: Parks in Corvallis and Albany

There are over fifty wonderful parks with play structures in Albany and Corvallis! It’s hard to know where to go or which parks are worth getting the kids out of the car to check out and which ones aren’t.