Summertime…and Exploring Area Parks is Easy

There are over fifty parks with play structures in Albany and Corvallis, but it can still be hard to know where to go or which parks are worth getting the kids out of the car. Whether you’re new to

Finish Out the Rest of Your Pregnancy Without Burning Out

You are in your 37th week of pregnancy and you are ready to have this baby. If it is your first child, you may be feeling all sorts of emotions about meeting your baby for the first time, giving

Sometimes, It’s Best to Follow Her Lead

“Mom, I don’t want to be mean or anything, but I think you need some new clothes,” was the first thing I heard in the car on the way home from my daughter’s tap-jazz class. It was parent observation

Not That It’s Anyone’s Business: But, Only Isn’t Lonely

According to ABC News, “A generation ago, only 10 percent of families had only children. Today that percentage has more than doubled.” These days, parents of more than three children are often asked, “Are you crazy?!” But parents of

Stuck in the Middle

7 Ways for Sandwich Generation Moms to Reduce Stress Mothers in the “sandwich generation” (women between the ages of 35 and 54, who are simultaneously caring for children and aging parents,) feel more stress than any other age group,

High School’s Final Year: Supporting Your College-Bound Child

Ready or not, when summer is over, your child is set to begin the final, defining and transitory, senior year of high school. Whether this is your first or third child, each college-bound high school student walks a unique

A Jam Anyone Can Get Into

With the trend in consuming products as close to the source as possible, it’s no wonder that more people are turning to home canning and preserving. According to Brenda Schmidt, Brand Manager of Fresh Preserving at Jarden Home Brands

Why We Camp With Our Kids

The birds wake me from a deep slumber. I rise from the hard, unforgiving ground, untangling my slightly sore adult body from my sleeping bag. I forgot to bring a ground pad to put under the bag, something it