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Author: Sarah Mortensen

Sarah Mortensen recently completed her degree in marriage and family studies and works for Vancouver Public Schools as a paraeducator in addition to her role as associate editor of Vancouver Family Magazine. When Sarah is not reading to her kids or students, she is probably in her backyard taking care of her garden. She also enjoys hiking, hot chocolate, and dressing up for Halloween. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, son and daughter.

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

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

Author and hiking enthusiast, Craig Romano, explores Clark County's hiking trails in his latest book, “Urban Trails: Vancouver, WA.”

Local libraries continue to serve patrons and increase access to materials and resources despite building closures.

I never planned on home schooling our children. But a pandemic laughs at plans, and everyone’s world changed in the spring of 2020.

Babies in Need works to makes sure that every infant in Southwest Washington can leave the hospital with clothing, blankets and an appropriate car seat, no matter the circumstances they were born into.

Recent changes to high school graduation requirements in Washington encourage teens to tailor their high school courses to future career interests.

Discovering family history and creating a family narrative can help kids find security and meaning. Plus, it's fun!

Finding work in a time when many businesses are closed is a challenge. However, the same time-tested advice for job hunting still applies.

Many poignant moments in "The Journal of Ben Uchida" are portrayed better live than reading the story alone.