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Category Archives: Family Life

I am a WriterMom and love sharing thoughts on raising children and real life parenting and everyday life with children.

  1. A different kind of summer vacation – Mission to Rwanda November 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Community Service, Faith, Family Life, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Refugees, Southwest Weekly Oregonain, Summer, SW Weekly, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news, Youth.

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  2. Sarah on her mom: “My beautiful mother, friend and role model…departed for Heaven” November 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Community, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Transitions.

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  3. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, the Briscoe family will share stories and photos of their trip to Rwanda with Africa New Life October 21, 2013

    Posted in Africa, Christianity, Faith, Family Life, Fundraising, Justice, Kids, Outreach, Summer, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news, Youth.

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  4. Huffington Post: Two Tales Involving 350 Kids, Entitlement and Lessons in Parenting and Life October 1, 2013

    Posted in Community, Entitlement, Family Life, Gratitude, Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, Parenting, Real-Life Mom column, Responsibility, Writing, Youth.

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  5. A tale of 300 kids and 50 kids and entitlement and taking ownership for wrongdoing. September 28, 2013

    Posted in Attitude, Character, Children, Communication, Community, Family Life, Gratitude, Huffington Post, Integrity, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Portland, Real-Life Mom column, Responsibility, Teaching Moments, Technology, Writing, Youth.

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  6. We live on the Street of Reality August 25, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Art, Community, Culture, Family Life, Kids, Life, West Linn, West Linn news, Writing.

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  7. It’s not about the sea lions – Summer Adventure with Kids 2013 – No. 10 August 23, 2013

    Posted in Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Africa, Art, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, History, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Outdoors, Outreach, Parenting, Summer, Technology Free, Writing.

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  8. Bryant Woods Nature Park – Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 9 August 19, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Outdoors, Parenting, Real LIfe, Summer, Tradition, Writing.

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  9. I sent the boys outside. They hacked away at our picnic table. August 17, 2013

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Outdoors, Summer.

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  10. Angel’s Rest Summit- Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 6 August 10, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Portland, Real LIfe, Slowing Down, Summer, Technology, Writing.

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  11. Speelyai Bay – A Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 5 July 26, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Parenting, Writing.

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  12. About the kids-relaxing-all-summer idea July 14, 2013

    Posted in Culture, Family Life, Home, Kids, Life, Moms, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column.

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  13. West Linn Street Dance returns to historic Willamette area July 13 July 13, 2013

    Posted in Community, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Culture, Family Life, History, Kids, Life, Summer, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news.

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  14. Emma, the most beautiful spirited bridesmaid you will meet July 10, 2013

    Posted in Art, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, West Linn.

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  15. White Oak Savanna – Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventures with Kids – No. 3 July 7, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Adventures with Kids, Community, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, West Linn, West Linn news.

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  16. “Can we just relax, Mom?” – Huffington Post Parents Blog June 29, 2013

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Home, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Parenting, Real-Life Mom column, Tradition, Transitions, Writing.

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  17. Free Swim Lessons with the Cousins – Summer 2013 Adventure with Kids – No. 1 June 19, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Parenting, Portland, Real-Life Mom column, Slowing Down, Summer, Tradition.

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  18. Robinwood Garden receives $ 7800 grant for program to help kids garden – Oregonian story February 16, 2013

    Posted in Community, Community Service, Family Life, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Southwest Weekly Oregonain, SW Weekly, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news.

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  19. Two voices, two views on families and addiction found in faith-based book by mother and ‘son’ February 10, 2013

    Posted in Authors, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Parenting, Southwest Weekly Oregonain, SW Weekly, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news, Writing.

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  20. The kid got no i-Anything for Christmas January 10, 2013

    Posted in Children, Culture, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Real LIfe, Slowing Down, Technology, Writing, Youth.

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  21. A Mini-Blowtorch-lit Advent–It’s is all about Tradition December 17, 2012

    Posted in Christianity, Faith, Family Life, Life, Moms, Parenting, Writing.

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  22. The Art of the Welcome – My Huffington Post Parents essay October 23, 2012

    Posted in Family Life, Huffington Post, Life, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Slowing Down.

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  23. Skydivers arrive at 5:45 p.m. Friday July 20 to open West Linn Fair July 19, 2012

    Posted in Family Life, Images of America: WEST LINN, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news.

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  24. My daughter and her wedding – Breathtakingly beautiful and perfectly and uniquely Rachel April 3, 2012

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Parenting.

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  25. Staying up late with the kids as God wraps our street in a blanket of snow January 18, 2012

    Posted in Adventure, Children, Community, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, School Days, The Extraordinary Ordinary, West Linn news, Youth.

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