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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How Old Are You Now?

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Ali Wilkinson

Online Editor at PDX Parent
Ali Wilkinson is the Online Editor for PDX Parent, and 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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I remember as a kid asking my mom how old she was, and watching in disbelief as she figured out her age from her birth year. “How can you not even know how old you are?!” I would squeal. Now that I am (let’s see, carry the six … ), this has joined the ranks of…

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Go to Your Room!

Denise Castañon
Denise Castañon

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Tim and Brooke Graham moved into their three-story Piedmont home in 2007. The three-bedroom house built in 1909 has a huge basement that they started using as a play room about a year and a half ago. When the toys started taking over upstairs, Brooke realized Mabel, now 7, and Martin, now 4 ½, needed…

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Crisscrossing Oregon in search of great winter getaways.

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Science Squad

Inside the lab with three of Portland’s coolest pediatric/maternal health scientists.

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