Three fantastic places to volunteer with your kiddos in Portland. By Julia Silverman.
Whip up a super-sweet gingerbread house centerpiece, no sugar necessary. By Amber Gauntlett.
A daughter gets a first pet, but it’s her dad who has kittens. By Ryan White.
Line your belly with some down-home Southern cooking from Patton Maryland, plus our picks for the town’s best ’cue. By Denise Castañon.
Cozy up on a cold morning with a steaming bowl of oven-baked oats. By Darcy Kochis.
December is the darkest month of the year and for so many of us, this year the darkness feels especially deep. And yet, the light will find its way back, starting on December 22, measured in moments. We don’t have to wait for the winter solstice. Start now and light up this darkest season — hold your kids closer and teach them that they can change the world. Be extra, extra tender with those you love. Breathe deep. Make time for a long walk. Share a meal with friends. Smile at strangers. Volunteer. Speak up for what’s right. Donate. Don’t ever give up.
Here’s one way to help: Join us for the first ever PDX Parent Cares event on January 20 and 21, 2017to volunteer at great, family-friendly nonprofits throughout the metro area, including Meals on Wheels, Friends of Trees, Harper’s Playground and the Forest Park Conservancy. Watch our Facebook page and pdxparent.comfor more info, then come do some good for the world with us, and let some light back in.