Like many active 10-year-olds, Ava* is involved in competitive cheerleading, enjoys playing the flute in her school’s band and loves spending time with her group of a few close-knit friends. But daily life is a struggle for this fifth grader,
Esther Short’s name is now synonymous with the heart of downtown Vancouver, and the park named in her honor is said to be the oldest public park in the state of Washington, and one of the oldest public parks in
I used to blame it on the baby. Without fail, our family would be frolicking about some delightful landscape—say, a pebbly ocean shore or an old-growth forest—and I would be the one to lag behind, tending to the smallest child.
"We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together," informs the website for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), an international moms’ group with local chapters found all over the world. Indeed, many local mothers
Women who are mindful about caring for themselves feel better, age better, and prevent future health problems. We are fortunate to live in a country and an era where we have strong screening tools to prevent illnesses that in the
My favorite Muppet, Kermit, said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Like any good mom, I try to lead my family down the do-the-right-thing path as we go about our suburban lives. This includes adopting environmentally friendly habits as I
On warm summer days, the many parks of Clark County are full of families enjoying playgrounds, walking trails, sports fields and courts, skate parks, dedicated green space, outdoor grills, pavilion shelters and all of the natural beauty afforded us by
Remember the magic and groove of Jack Johnson's album, "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George"? When the soundtrack was released in 2006, accompanying the associated animated film's release, it seemed to melt even the hardest of music snobs'
It was a day that seemed to belong to another era. I walked the neighborhood wetlands loop as I often do, but this day I viewed it as though it was 1950. Back then the land was mostly covered by
In April, Woodland, Washington transforms into “Flowerland” thanks to two events that bring in visitors from around the world: Woodland Tulip Festival at Holland America Flower Gardens and Lilac Days at the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. What better way to