You Better Work

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Finding time to work out as a parent can feel like a no-win situation: You can wake up early and miss sleep, work out late and miss sleep plus partner time, or try to work out during your child’s naptime, which somehow only guarantees they won’t sleep. When we first moved to Portland back in …

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Top 5 Sources for Valentine's Day Inspo

Julia Silverman
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➊ The kits at Paper Source feel handmade, but are easy for the crafts-challenged to put together.  ➋ Local art supply store chain-let Collage is bursting with Valentine-themed stickers, stamps and other goodies.  ➌ Many local libraries sponsor Valentine-making parties in the first half of this month — check websites for more info.  ➍ Spend an afternoon at SCRAP in downtown Portland, where donated and recycled art …

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PDX Parent February 2019

FEATURE STORIES Day Care IRTPortland child care centers let parents peek in at their kiddos all day long, thanks to technology. By Beth Slovic and Jeni Banceu. You Better WorkNew options around town to get your sweat on. By Niki Reading. Choosing Your Child’s DoctorA local pediatrician’s practical tips for finding the right provider for …

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Hands On: Melt with You

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.
Denise Castañon
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Add a little heat to transform all those broken bits of crayon into mini-masterpieces.  The amount of broken crayons rolling around my house (and, I’m guessing, yours) is staggering. Wanting a way to put them to good use, I recently started playing around with melting crayon shavings onto paper. My daughter, who loves an art …

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