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Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab Inspires Kids to Explore, Discover and Create

Vancouver’s Uptown Village just got a lot cooler. Especially if you consider children’s literature cool, which the very cool Kari Ferguson, published author and owner of the new Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab, most certainly does. “I always wanted to write children’s books when I was little,” says the wife and mother of two.… Read More

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center: Discovering Nature, Discovering Ourselves

Michelle Fox has felt at home in nature for as long as she can remember. “For the longest time my goal has been to live on a river in the woods,” she says. She’s living that dream now as the founder and executive director of TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, in Skamania County just… Read More

Harper’s Playground: A Place for Everyone

With spring in full swing, families are filling up local parks all over. One Saturday, I had some errands to do in Portland, and to reward my children for patiently accompanying me, we stopped at Arbor’s Lodge Park in Portland, which includes Harper’s Playground. Visiting a new park is always an exciting occasion, and this… Read More