Who What Why: Catherine Ryan Gregory

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Who: Local writer Catherine Ryan Gregory, mom to 7- and 5-year-old daughters and author of the family travel blog To & Fro Fam felt powerless and frustrated as the pandemic forced her to cancel trips to both faraway destinations such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Ethiopia, and closer-to-home jaunts to Bend and San Diego. So …

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Portland Performing Arts Companies Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Our city’s beloved performing arts companies have been hit hard by COVID-19 closures. But they are working to stay afloat and keep on delivering fresh content to families at home.  I miss taking my kids to see the costumed Pam Mahon exuberantly and hilariously narrate one of the Kids Concerts at the Oregon Symphony. And …

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We Recommend: A Is For Ally Poster

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Local mom and creative genius Taimani Emerald illustrated an ABCs poster that should be hanging in every kid’s   room — A is for Ally. Each letter of the alphabet represents a talking point: G for gentrification, O for oppression. The words came from discussions Emerald had with other BIPOC moms. In an Instagram post, …

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Kids’ Books to Calm Worries

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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The pandemic, shutdown, economic turmoil and very violent images of police brutality we’ve experienced over the past few months — that’s more than enough to make anyone feel worried and anxious. And kids are not immune to anxiety. So we asked Kim Tano, the children’s-book buyer at Portland institution Powell’s City of Books, to recommend …

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