Saturday, July 22, 2017

The State Wanted to Treat Her Like a 'Handmaid.' She Fought Back

Imagine China/Newscom
When Tamara Loertscher was a teenager, radiation treatment left her unable to produce thyroid hormones, subjecting her to depressive spells and fatigue when she wasn’t on medication. The condition also made it difficult to impossible for her to become pregnant—or...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Government Thinks This Couple Isn't Smart Enough to Be Parents, So It Took Their Kids Away

Oregonian VideoEric Ziegler, 38, didn’t do a good enough job teaching his son Christopher to wash his hands after going to the bathroom. So the State of Oregon put the boy in foster care.
That’s not the only reason the government intervened. But a lengthy story by Samantha...

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Mixed Up Life Of A SAHM

So it’s that big debate all us mothers have in our heads. Are we doing the right thing by our kids, our partners and ourselves. Truth is I don’t think we’ll ever be 100% happy with our decisions. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think it’s possible to have...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Parenting In Two Words: Swimming Lessons

If I ever find myself in some sort of tv-quiz-show-tiebreaker-situation and I’m asked to sum up the trials and tribulations of parenting in two words, I have already prepared my series winning answer: swimming lessons.
Having spent most Saturday mornings ‘poolside’ for the...

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Nature's Paintbrushes

Crafts For Kids

Create beautiful outdoor art using homemade paintbrushes from plants and items found in nature.
Tips for Teachers/ParentsTeach children to respect living plants and only use found or discarded flowers and plants for this project. I save pulled weeds or clippings...

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Phone V Kids: Am I Damaging My Children?

The press currently seems to be full of warnings about the dire consequences of our over use of technology. In particular the impact it has on our kids. For a long time I’ve tried to ignore it, preferring to stick my head in the sand to examining the impact of my own phone use....

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Things to do for the 4th of July

Seasonal Happenings

Add some spark to your Fourth of July celebration with fireworks displays, parades, live performances, patriotic games and crafts, and other star-spangled happenings.

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Bayside Summer Nights Presents “Star-Spangled Pops.” Be part of this...

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