Adding Some Color to the Holiday

Easter eggs

I have so many great memories about the holidays. And I’m not just thinking about Christmas but all of the holidays. I remember at Easter time hunting for Easter eggs with my brother and sister. Laughing and giggling about who was going to find the most or oohhing and ahhing over what treats we found. […]

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An Important Reminder for Us All

I thought this was a great video and a fantastic reminder to us all about the importance of wearing our seat belts.

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Balloons or Works of Art?

My daughter turned 5 last week! I wanted to do something special for her birthday but am constantly amazed at how much everything costs. To book at party at most places it’s at least $200. And that typically doesn’t include cake or food or party bags. I don’t know about you but that’s a little […]

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Don’t Forget About Community Activities

When you are wondering what to do on the weekend, don’t forget about the activities that are being offered in your community. The local paper would have all of the “what’s happening” news. I know in my town, the elementary schools put on big school carnivals each year. They aren’t just for their students, they […]

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Making Breakfast Fun

smiley face pancakes

I remember when I was a child sitting at the dinner table and looking at a “mouse” on my plate. It was made up of a pear half with edible ears and eyes on it (I can’t remember now what they were made of). What I remember about that was how much fun it was […]

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Fun at the Zoo

I can not begin to say enough great things about the Oregon Zoo in Portland. I started taking my kids there when they were tiny. It was a place to go to get fresh air. My kids could look around and see animals (or other people) and they could run around and get some exercise. […]

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It IS a Monkey Business!

Alf’s Ice Cream and Burgers in McMinnville has been around for years. Locals all know about the delicious burgers and homemade ice cream and “mascot” Elvis. Elvis lives at Alf’s and I wish I knew exactly what kind of monkey he was but yes, Elvis is a monkey. The outside of the restaurant looks like […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft Project

At my house, anything is a potential craft supply. My kids make crafts out of everything from paper towel rolls and milk jugs to plastic cups and shoe boxes. My kids are craft maniacs! Did I do that to them??? Probably, because I also love to do crafts and now that my kids are getting […]

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A Forgotten Treasure

I think most people forget what a great place the public library can be. We started going when my kids were little. They had story time during the days and my kids loved to hear stories read to them and it gave us somewhere to go that had other younger children (and it was free.) […]

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Truly Out Of This World

If you haven’t been to Out of this World Pizza and Play you are truly missing out. I took my kids for Valentine’s Day figuring it would be pretty busy (a Holiday AND a Sunday). I was amazed when we walked in and there were plenty of empty tables and not many kids running around. […]

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