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.

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.

You may not have heard of the picture book “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin (Scholastic, 2013), but I am willing to bet that your kids have. I have been taking my children to Oregon Children’s Theatre productions for years,

MANUAL EXCERPT: More families are choosing to home-school than ever before, and the trend does not look to be slowing down. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the percentage of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999.

With historic Fort Vancouver right in our backyard, Clark County is a special place to celebrate, honor and support the veterans of our community. Events The annual Lough Legacy Veterans Parade will be held on Saturday, November 9 along Officers Row.