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Best of the Nest 2019

Best of the Nest 2019

It's time to vote — Jan. 28 - Feb. 12
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Best of the Nest


A New Kid Gov for Oregon

Oregon has a female in the governor's office—and as of the start of this year, the state also can boast having one in the kid governor's "office."

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Quick Fix?

Before You Hand Your Tantruming Toddler a Smartphone, Read This.
Modern-day parents will recognize this scene: errands, cranky toddler, long line at the grocery store.


Meet Todd Looby, Executive Director of BendFilm and Dad Extraordinaire

What is the single best thing you've learned from running a film festival?

Things I've Learned


Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White Illustrated by Robin Page


CASA of Central Oregon: A Voice for Children

This year alone, approximately 500 abused and neglected children in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties spent time in foster care.

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Editor's Note

Greetings and Happy Winter!
With some recent clear, sunny days revealing the glory of our snow-capped mountains, I sometimes can't believe we're not on vacation.

Editor's Note

Q&A with Elise Burrus, DDS

Q My 10-year-old son has a lot of anxiety every time he goes to the dentist.

Expert Q&A

Colorful Valentines X 2!

February in Bend can feel like winter is never going to end. Why not bring some color into your world with some easy Valentine's Day kitchen table crafts?


All The Right Moves

Local gymnast claims state and regional titles
Being upside down runs in the Ali family.

Kids In Action

Circle Time

A "Roundabout Art" Road Trip Guide
Seen a giant red flaming chicken lately?


Surrogacy: Providing hope & help for families

For many couples, deciding whether or not to have a child is a matter of agreement and timing.


Get 'Em Started Young: Winter Adventures, Preschool Style

In a region as amped on winter sports as Central Oregon, there's really no sense in delaying the inevitable with young children.


Spring Break Oregon Style

Skip the overhyped theme-park pilgrimage and enjoy a little home-cooked fun!
Not amused by the overpriced flights, tickets, food and souvenirs that seem to be an obligatory part of the theme-park experience?

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