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Best of the Nest 2019

Best of the Nest 2019

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Best Kids Yoga

Tula Movement Arts
Tula Movement Arts

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Best Alternative Healthcare Practitioner for Children

Drs. David and Sarah Lutz
Pure Light: A Family Health Studio

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Best Kids Menu

Life & Time
Life & Time Garrett Wales and Mike Moor, Cofounders What's the concept behind "free range fast food"?

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Best Nonprofit Serving Children

KIDS Center
KIDS Center Shelly Smith, Executive Director

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Best Arts Instruction

Base Camp Studio
Base Camp Studio Darlene Becker, Executive Director/Founder

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Arolik Jameson Blue

9 pounds, 4 ounces
Arolik "Arlo" Jameson Blue arrived December 11, 2018 weighing 9 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 22 inches.

Birth Announcements

Deschutes County SBHCs Pave the Way to a Bright Future for Local Students

Every parent wants the best for their child, and education and healthcare top the list of priorities. Unfortunately for many, access to adequate insurance lies just out of reach.


The Pencident

When I married my wife, I married her friends, too. In an instant, I became their mover, their lifter, and their Starbucks butler.


"Little Bird" Books Expand to Babies

Last year, Bend-based author Kristen Riggle released her locally focused book, "Little Bird Explores Bend," introducing young readers to some of the animals and geography of the region. Now, the author has launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce her newest book, "Hello, Bend!" geared toward a younger set, children age 0 to 3.

Nest News

Things I've Learned

Meet Sue Stendahl, owner and operator of the Cottage Day Care in Bend
Sue is the mother of two daughters, Hannah and Haley, who are now 38 and 29.

Things I've Learned

Spring Cleaning and the Consequences of Clutter

Spring is the time of year when people start thinking about breaking out the garbage pails and mop buckets and cleaning house. The changing of seasons signifies a change in lifestyle.



Fly with Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems and Stories

Nest Feature




Q & A

Dr. Mary Rogers M.D. FAAP Pediatrician at Central Oregon Pediatric Associates
Q: My 7th grade daughter has hit a growth spurt and towers over her friends.

Expert Q&A

Elementary School Shuffle

Come next fall, a brand-new elementary school on the north end of town will be opening its doors in Bend. Pine Ridge Elementary School's current principal, Kevin Gehrig, who has been leading the planning process, has been named principal of the new school.






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