Young Trailblazer Aanaiyah Jones to be Classical Ballet Academy’s First African American Clara

Ballet has historically been an art form performed by mostly white dancers, but that is beginning to change. Now little girls and boys have posters of Misty Copeland or Desmond Richardson on their walls, and 10-year-old Aanaiyah Jones, a student at Portland’s Classical Ballet Academy, is joining that legacy. She will dance the role of …

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Review: Howloween at the Oregon Zoo

Enjoy costumed fun at the Oregon Zoo’s annual Howloween scavenger hunt! I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt, and Howloween at the Oregon Zoo doesn’t disappoint. The hunting adds another layer of excitement (and education) to the already thrilling trick-or-treat experience. And of course, you will have the entire zoo to …

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The Yard Sale Play Date

Yard sale shopping is the kind of frugality that will actually increase your popularity with your children.

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