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Two local women, with very different approaches, are on a mission to bring healing through horses.

Meet local kid entrepreneurs who are turning their skills into thriving businesses.

Learn how children benefit socially and psychologically from pretend, or fantasy, play.

Read as the Messerschmidt family experiences their last winter season in the PNW.

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Online Exclusives

Local Business Spotlight: Schauermann Thayer Law Firm

In 1986, when attorney Brad Thayer was just 1 year old, his father, Bill, founded a law firm in Vancouver with fellow attorney Craig Schauermann. Today, Brad Thayer is a partner at the same firm and his father will be retiring this June.

Surrogacy Stories: Joy and Tragedy

Danielle was thrilled to be able to carry and deliver twins for two wonderful, expectant fathers. Then, tragedy struck.

Microaggression Training Class: Eradicating Unconscious Prejudice

Ruby N. Lewis, of Vancouver, created the Microaggression Training Class to “help people with self-discovery, to learn how not to push those biases onto someone else, and what to do when they use microaggressions either intentionally or unintentionally.”

Community

PNW Day Trips & Getaways

Breathtaking scenery, extreme watersports, a charming downtown and abundant agritourism make Hood River a brilliant Pacific Northwest getaway for families.

Explore The Museum of Flight in Seattle, a perfect family day trip from Vancouver.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, near Tacoma, is part wildlife refuge, part zoo, and all Pacific Northwest.

Alderbrook Resort and Spa holds a special connection to the local land, water and ecosystem, and a long history of providing both commerce and respite to the region just north of Olympia.

The amazing sea life and land animals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium make it well worth the 2.5-hour drive from Vancouver.

The Heathman Lodge holds within it a rich history that spans much longer than 20 years, with architecture, art and culture that embody the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Education

Helping Children Thrive: Strong Family-School Partnerships

Experienced local educators share vital strategies to developing strong family-school partnerships.

WELL-BEING

Healing with Horses: Hippotherapy and Trauma Resilience

Two local women, with very different approaches, are on a mission to bring healing through horses.

PARENTING

Three Ingredients for a Successful Second Marriage

Even though it’s never easy, putting these three principles into practice can increase satisfaction in your remarriage and stepfamily journey.

RECREATION

Fantasy Play: The Work of Childhood

Learn how children benefit socially and psychologically from pretend, or fantasy, play.

SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Youth Sports Make a Comeback in Clark County

After stops and starts and, in some cases, one long hiatus, youth sports are slowly coming back to Clark County.

HEALTH

Healing with Horses: Hippotherapy and Trauma Resilience

Two local women, with very different approaches, are on a mission to bring healing through horses.

LOCAL NEWS

April Issue Out Now

Our April issue is out now! Find out how two local women, with very different approaches, are on a mission to bring healing through horses; Meet local kid entrepreneurs; Learn how children benefit socially and psychologically from pretend play, and more.

PREGNANCY & BABY

Nurse-Family Partnership Connects Mothers with Vital Resources

Clark County’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program offers low-income pregnant women and their child the support they need to overcome emotional, social and physical challenges and thrive—for free.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Microaggression Training Class: Eradicating Unconscious Prejudice

Ruby N. Lewis, of Vancouver, created the Microaggression Training Class to “help people with self-discovery, to learn how not to push those biases onto someone else, and what to do when they use microaggressions either intentionally or unintentionally.”

RELATIONSHIPS

Three Ingredients for a Successful Second Marriage

Even though it’s never easy, putting these three principles into practice can increase satisfaction in your remarriage and stepfamily journey.

TRAVEL

Mosaic Family Voyage: Wintertime Wanderlust

Read as the Messerschmidt family experiences their last winter season in the PNW.

VIDEO

Combating Racial Bullying

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, 20% of students report being bullied. And for some kids, this treatment is because of their race or ethnicity.