Meal Planning 101

Figuring out what to have for dinner every night can be a daily challenge. Accounting for everyone’s preferences while keeping a budget friendly and healthy menu is a feat in itself. Actually finding the time to shop for ingredients

Earth Painting for Earth Day

Paper Plate Earth Painting This craft is great for younger kiddos because it’s *mess free*— which is a selling point for me any day. What You’ll Need: -white paper plates or circles cut out of white paper -green paint

Memorial Middle School’s One-of-a-Kind Gardening Class

The idea of creating and maintaining a multifaceted community garden is an intimidating venture for most middle school students, yet for those in the gardening class at Memorial Middle School in Albany, Oregon, working on this project has become

iSpy April: School Edition

School Choices Parents want an excellent education for their children, but with so many choices it can be hard to know what is best. Educational alternatives are more plentiful now than ever before, leaving parents with many options. If

Three Cheers for Earth Day!

Earth Day is April 22nd, a day we can learn how to best care for the natural world around us, and what actions we can take to reverse some of the damage done. Corvallis has a few fun ways

Your Child’s First Pet

Most children are naturally drawn to animals and want one of their very own. They think of a cute cuddly puppy or kitty, but don’t realize the impact of their request. Parents must ask themselves many questions as they

How Essential are Essential Oils?

Have you heard of essential oils before? How much do you really know about their benefits… or even, where they come from? What Are Essential Oils?Essential oils are pure plant components. Therapeutic properties can be extracted from the stem,

Kid’s View April: Spring Activities!

What is your favorite Spring yard game or activity?