Featured Camp of the Week: Saturday Academy

From our friends at Saturday Academy Hop on the Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math train with Saturday Academy! Spend a week traveling the many paths of STEAM. Channel your inner chemist to make polymers and non-newtonian fluids. Discover programming logic. Crack secret codes. Show your engineering thinking through design challenges. Experience how art and math are truly connected! These …

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How Should We Tell the Kids?

From our friends at Gevurtz Menashe A Parent’s Guide for Helping Kids Navigate the Stress of Divorce One of the most difficult challenges for parents at the time of separation or divorce is deciding how to divide responsibility for and time with their kids. For nearly all children, the separation of their parents can be …

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The Shoes Portland Parents Are Talking About

From our friends at Ozznek Shoes Children outgrow their shoes before they’ve barely worn them and buying multiple pairs of shoes for kids can be expensive. That is why Ozznek Shoes were invented — they are an interchangeable children’s footwear brand. It’s the only shoe brand that provides parents with two pairs of shoes per …

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Ask Dr. Doug: Arsenic in Baby Foods

Q:  I’ve heard a lot in the news recently about arsenic and other heavy metals in baby foods — do I need to be worried about this?    A:  In February, a congressional committee asked for internal testing documents on heavy metals in commercial baby foods. Of the companies that responded (Happy Baby Organics, Beech-Nut, Earth’s …

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Mom to Know: Meat-free Master Cook

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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Thuy Pham gets emotional about food. The rising star of Portland’s vegan food scene is bringing Vietnamese food back to its vegetarian roots with her restaurant Mama Dút, which translates to “mama will feed you.” (Pham’s 7-year-old daughter provided inspiration for the restaurant’s name.) “Vegan Vietnamese food dates back for centuries to Buddhism in Vietnam, …

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