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Quick & Easy Weeknight Family Dinners

Stock your pantry with fall staples for quick cooking
Between work, school and extracurricular activities, it can be tough to put healthy, family dinners on the table. Here are a few ideas to help with the weeknight food blues!

Death By Children

I Quit.
I quit. I am hip deep in laundry.

Call Time

Local children's theatre group, BEAT, prepares for "Frozen JR." this fall
"Places everyone, places, AND action!" Listening to the detailed planning and logistics which funnels into each production at BEAT Children's Theatre, the operation could easily be mistaken for Broadway.

Little Feet on the Street

We asked these day campers at The Athletic Club of Bend, "What would you do if you were principal for a day?"
We asked these day campers at The Athletic Club of Bend, "What would you do if you were principal for a day?" Poppy, 9: Teach about animals and why they are important to the planet.

Bookshelf

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Little Feet on the Street

We asked these 3rd graders from Miller Elementary, "What do you think your dad would consider to be a perfect Father's Day?"
We asked these 3rd graders from Miller Elementary, "What do you think your dad would consider to be a perfect Father's Day?" Ethan: Taking him out to Spork and getting him new bike stuff because he loves to bike. 

Sleep in the Deep

Snuggle up with sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Why on Earth would I give up a night in a comfy king-size bed in a gorgeous beach house to sleep on a cold hard floor? The only logical reason is for the love of my child, of course.

Death By Children

Flying & Crying
I said it. I invoked Karma as a threat, as an epithet, as a balm for my dignity, wounded by glares and stares and unsolicited advice, whispered indignantly over crossed arms as an entire airport observed my children in full fury.

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.

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.

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