#WorldsToughestJob Video: Delightful or Deceitful?

By Kimberly Carlson

There is a video making the rounds across the internet, and I'm curious to know whether you find it delightful or deceitful. Have you seen it yet? I’m not going to spoil the ending for you if you haven’t, but know that it starts with this job posting in which the duties included things like “... Read More

Light Up Your Holiday: Portland ZooLights are Back!

By Kimberly Carlson

Light up your holiday with Zoolights at the Oregon Zoo! ZooLights gates are open from 5-8 p.m. and guests may stay on the grounds until 9 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday... Read More

Giving Tuesday: Portland Neighborhood Focus

By Kimberly Carlson

  Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It is a wonderful counter balance to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. This new tradition was started last year to help bring ba... Read More

Lucky Penny Press Children’s eBooks

By Kimberly Carlson

Self-publications seem to be a dime a dozen these days. Whether you have a Kindle, a Nook or an iPad, eReaders are inundated with great, good, and, let’s face it, not-so-good books for both ad... Read More

What’s in a Name?

By Kimberly Carlson

As pop culture buzzes about which name William and Kate will give to the new royal prince, and women like Katie Hopkins says “I do judge children by their names,” on a popular British morning talk show, ... Read More

National Geographic Kids’ Summer Reading

By Kimberly Carlson

If your kids are like mine, they can soak up a trip to the library within hours of returning home. It doesn't matter if we've lugged home ten books or a hundred, they always seem to voraciously devour them before bedtime. And, of course, my daughter chooses very different topics than my son, so 'sha... Read More

National Parenting Gifted Children Week

By Kimberly Carlson

Once upon a time, a long time ago, a parent would send their child off to school knowing they would have all the educational tools they would need to get the education they require. In today’s world, however, we all know parents must play a much more active, integral part in our children’s educa... Read More

7 Useful Baby Shower Gifts

By chantalmaddocks

Grabbing the perfect present for the approaching baby shower needs to be creative and helpful.  There are several unique choices out there, the possibilities are endless.  You can be the talk of the party with your modern baby sculpture, but wouldn’t you rather give something the parent could ma... Read More

How To Keep Your Nursery Clean, Safe and Free From Toxins

By chantalmaddocks

Mothers and fathers take pride in bringing their newborn home to a cozy, attractive and safe nursery.  With baby’s first experiences outside the womb, we know that babies are very delicate and extra sensitive to their new surroundings.  So we try our best to take every single precaution to guard... Read More

Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta

By Leigh Anne Wilkes

Pasta is a go to meal at our house. Especially now that the nights are getting a cooler, evenings are busy with activities and Fall is in the air. A nice plate of yummy pasta is just good comfort food. This recipe is one that I usually have all the ingredients on hand, or almost all. So when I do... Read More