Sometimes you just make them do it

Last night my friend Jeanie came over and we watched the movie “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” My twins, who are almost 18 years old, and my son Gus, 12, joined us even though it was a school night. Jeanie, my daughter and I were originally going to go out to the... read more

It takes a Village

Gracie came over last night to see my daughter who is home from Germany. Gracie is the neighborhood Baker’s daughter who grew up with my kids and was like a second daughter to me. She came to our Easter egg hunts over the years as well as my kids’ birthday parties and... read more

Our family helps others – Day 1

The other day, my 17-year-old son Mickael Josef told me that he is picking up his friend Will for soccer practice. His friend lives two and a half miles away. Soccer practice was a half a mile away. It did not make sense to me that he would drive that far to pick up a... read more

Exploring The Wallowas is No. 6 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – Summer 2015

For our Number Six Outdoor Adventure with Kids we traveled a bit farther into Eastern Oregon to the Wallowa’s, which are considered one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.  We stopped on the way in The Dalles, two hours from Portland, and ate at Cousins restaurant. We... read more

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