Why PDX Families Stay (or not) in Their Neighborhood School

Some PDX-area public schools are losing neighborhood kids. Some are full to the brim. PDX Parent investigates.

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Adventure Calls: Fall Arts Preview

This fall, Portland’s kid-friendly performing arts venues offer a fearless, high-flying lineup.

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Laying Down the Law

Meet three lawmaker moms who are advocating for family-friendly policies in our state.

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Are Portland’s Schools Ready for a Major Earthquake?

Alice Callahan, PhD

Alice Callahan, PhD

Alice Callahan, Ph.D., is a writer, college instructor and mother of two children in Eugene, Oregon.
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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re living on borrowed time. The region is due for a massive earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami on the coast. In fact, scientists say there’s a 15 to 20 percent chance that a magnitude 9.0 mega-quake will hit in the next 50 years. Our region has a long history…

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PDX Parent Investigates: Why is child care so expensive?

Ever wondered where all the money you pay your child care provider actually goes? Three locals break it down.

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Be A Sport

The definitive guide to getting started with a youth sports league in PDX.

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Moms Who Blog

Kat Merck

Kat Merck

Kat Merck is a freelance writer and editor who admittedly spends way too much time online. A Portland resident since 2006, she also enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the city with her husband and young son.
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  Many local mom bloggers are not only gaining followers in a national climate of declining readership, but are actually still able to make a living and support their families through blogging. When Southeast Portland resident and mom Alicia Paulson started her blog Posie Gets Cozy, an illustrated paean to crafting and wholesome living, there…

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State of the Arts

Portland’s family-friendly performing arts companies take on themes of social justice.

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Lottery Lowdown

The ins and outs of the Portland public school lottery system, and what it means for your family.

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