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Black Lives Matter Portland Oregon Rally Photos-#PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling

Last night at the very last minute I decided to take my 15 year old niece who is visiting us for the summer to the Portland Don’t Shoot Rally.  This was to be a lesson for her on how to stand up for something greater than yourself.   Just earlier in the day, I gave her a lecture about watching ...

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The Competitive Mom | How Not to Become One and Ruin Your Kids

This weekend, my husband and I witnessed something quite extraordinary and a bit disturbing all at the same time.  On Saturday, we took our 2-year-old daughter to her first Ballet class.  You know the ones that are unassisted, protocol and the whole 9 yards.  We were actually okay with that.  I believe it is a good thing that at a ...

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Instilling Appreciation of Cultural DiversityPortland Family Magazine

In the 2013 national census, 88 percent of the population in Oregon is white. There is an opportunity to build understanding & experience something new. Source: Instilling Appreciation of Cultural DiversityPortland Family Magazine

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Sesame Street Live and Sesame Street – A Tradition that Spans over the Generations

By: Marrissa Alexander Sesame Street Live – Let’s Dance, did not fail to draw smiles from the faces of all who attended -young and old in Portland, Oregon. Beginning as an experiment in 1968 and making its first debut on November 10th the following year, Sesame Street aimed to teach preschoolers the alphabet, numbers and social skills according to (Sesame ...

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5 Things I know for sure 2 years later | What every New Mom needs to Hear

The other day a friend sent me a text and asked, ” How do you do all the things that you are doing?” I responded immediately, then I erased the message and took some time to think about it.  I realized that my friend just had her baby three months ago and like myself, I’m sure she is going through ...

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Enter Our #WeLoveDad Photo Contest – Like It, Post it, Share it!

  NATIONAL CONTEST Is there a special Dad in your Life? Someone who has been a Father figure?  We want you to share a special moment with us and tell us why #WeLoveDad We are going to give away a $25 Best Buy gift card to the special Dad in your life on June 20th. Everybody can join the contest ...

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It's National Donut Day –

Did you know that National Donut Day originated in 1938, initiated by The Salvation Army as a way to honor the volunteers who distributed donuts to soldiers during World War I.  What an awesome way to honor our the men and women serving our country. So, if you are itching to break your summer diet for this fun day here’s ...

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Giveaway: We are giving 2 families 4 tickets each to see Sesame Street Live in Portland

Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to ‘Do the Robot,’ Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing ...

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Our favorite African-American Children’s Books – Celebrate World Book Day

It’s World Book Day and we wanted to share our favorite African-American books for kids.  Our daughter is only 20 months old, but she already has a collection of over 50 children’s books.  Our selection brings together our favorite authors that evoke song, culture,  pride and fun all together in one easy to read format for little ones. We hope ...

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The Benefits of Anesthesia & Honest Conversation

You remember the days of realizing you didn’t take a shower all day, brush your teeth, wash your hair or even eat all day. But that little beautiful life you just brought in the world had been fully feed, burped, washed and probably had several naps. You know what I’m talking about because some of you are probably still doing ...

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