GIVEAWAY: Kelli Welli Kids’ Music & Activity Gift Box

Kelli Welli’s new album, Let’s Go, Pistachio!, is out! Since we can’t celebrate in person this year, Kelli’s giving away a kids’ party in a box filled with her music, a Pistachio mini hot cocoa bomb, Pistachio rock painting kit, sidewalk chalk, a Pick-a-Song activity to play along with the album, fun kids’ books and …

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Funny Parents of Twitter

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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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Even if you don’t agree laughter is the best medicine, at least it’s readily available. Here are some of the funniest tweets we read this week.

Playlist: Live Reggae Rhythms

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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Portland reggae artist Aaron Nigel Smith recently released a new live album: Aaron Nigel Smith & 1 World Chorus — Live in LA. The 1 World Chorus is a nonprofit organization started by Smith that serves youth in the United States, Kenya and Jamaica. On Smith’s new live album, 25 kids from the Los Angeles …

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Winner & Top 5: Kid-Friendly Yoga

Our 2019 reader poll winners for kid-friendly yoga classes and studios. WINNER: Imagination YogaIn a town bursting with yoga options, Imagination Yoga gets the nod from our readers for its focus on children. The benefits yoga offers kids are well documented — it helps with mindfulness and focus, and teaches kids to be OK, even …

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Bubble Tea with a Ball Pit: T’efinition Review

Katie is a scientist turned stay at home(ish) child wrangler and freelance writer. She lives in Beaverton with her husband, two small children, and their yappy but lovable dog.
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Just last month, Beaverton gained a swanky new bubble tea shop. Located in the Washington Square area, T’efinition serves up a strong line up of tea options with a fun little addition in the back for younger kiddos: a Ball Pit. The Set-up The first thing you notice when stepping into T’efinition is the Instagram …

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PDX Parent Picks: Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapists

Our 2019 reader poll winners for best physical, occupational and speech therapists in the Portland metro area. WINNER: Sensory Kids LLCMany of the children who go see the caring and skilled therapists at Sensory KIDS don’t see their sessions as a chore. This is pure fun, facilitated by a team of therapists who patiently focus …

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PDX Parent Picks: Babysitters, Nannies & Au Pairs

Our 2019 reader poll winners for babysitters, nannies and au pairs in the Portland area. WINNER: Care.comSometimes you just need a babysitter, right? But the neighborhood teen has a busy social schedule, or your parents are taking a ballroom dance class and aren’t available. Enter care.com. Local parents swear by their roster of background- checked …

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PDX Parent Picks: Optometrist

Our 2019 reader poll winners for best kids optometrist in Portland. WINNER: EyeHealth NorthwestClear sight enables kids to do their best at school and also promotes safe and strong physical development. Enter the pediatric eye doctors at EyeHealth Northwest, who are trained in early detection, and can help you get in front of childhood vision …

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Gilbert House Children's Museum

Ready, set, play! Our 20,000-square-foot Outdoor Discovery Area will delight your senses as you climb, dig, slide and explore! Step inside to find 15 hands-on exhibits, where you can role-play a variety of kid-sized careers, create a work of art, or take part in an engineering challenge.

2017 Fall Fun Guide

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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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Nine Portland Parks with Shade

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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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PDX Parent's Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

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Ali Wilkinson is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
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At PDX Parent, we value the diverse perspectives that make each person who they are and contribute to a strong and empathetic community.  We also believe that bringing historically underrepresented and overlooked voices into our collective conversation allows us to more effectively address the issues that face all of us as parents. It is our …

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