Parents Navigating COVID-19 Issues: Co-Parenting during a Pandemic

From our friends at Gevurtz Menashe Authored by: Kathryn S. Root, family law attorney, Gevurtz Menashe While the world continues to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 virus, if you are involved in a family law dispute, you are likely facing unexpected and unprecedented issues. Given the numerous parenting and financial issues triggered by this …

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Readers Respond: What is Bringing You Joy?

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Michelle lives in SW Portland with her husband and daughter. When she's not working, Michelle is watching gymnastics class or basketball practice, and checking the Kids Calendar for a new activity to explore.
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Thank you to all the readers who responded to our question last week and shared how they are doing during these uncertain times. Your responses were the highlight of our week! It was great to read about the joy you are finding in the daily routines of life, in time spent with your families, and …

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The Holiday Hack: Your Co-Parenting Survival Guide

From our friends at Gevurtz Menashe Written by Tiffany J. Jensen, mom of two, and a family law attorney at Gevurtz Menashe. She is a member of the Oregon, Washington and Idaho State Bar(s) and focuses her practice exclusively on family law issues including divorce, child support, and custody and parenting issues.  The holidays can …

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

Meg Asby is a mom of two in SW Portland and loves nothing better than a cartful of books from Central Library. Check out what her family is reading at Booked.

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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Top Kids' Resale Items

By Carmen Ripley Wilson, owner of Beanstalk Children’s Resale As parents, we know that our children go through their clothing and shoes quicker than we can do the laundry – and our bank account can’t always keep up. Real money is saved when you buy used. With high-quality clothing, shoes, books to enjoy, toys to …

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This Mom Life: Tips for a Low-Screen Summer

Toni Hammer helps boss moms get over their fears and doubts so they can boldly share their stories on social media and attract their dream clients. You can find out more at tonihammer.com.
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Summer is right around the corner, which means parks, camps, sleeping in and lazy days at home. With screens. So many screens. In my apartment, we have TVs and cell phones and Nintendo Switches and the list goes on. As a work-from-home mom in the social media space, I am on my laptop and phone …

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