Monthly Archives: May 2016

Oregon’s Childcare

Under a new state rule, Oregon officials are showing up unannounced at homes of certain licensed child-care providers.  The state is no longer announcing its visits to providers licensed as registered family child care, which must be in the living … Continue reading

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The Herbal Gardens

Herbs are one of the most rewarding container crops. Most are also easy to grow. Still, there are a few things to bear in mind if you want to make sure your potted herbs reach their bushy, lush best. I … Continue reading

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Moms Starting Strong as Parents – ah ha moment

The title of this article alone takes me back to when I started graduate school with dreams of fully developing my own grassroots program. It was not Gods’ plan for me to go down that particular path. I can now … Continue reading

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The Restaurant Critic’s Wife Meets Pasta

L, a great colleague, handed me the book The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. L informed me that I had to toss my ridiculous rule out the window and read the book to the very end. Opening the book, … Continue reading

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Turning 21: Am I An Adult?

As I exited the foster-care system, one thing that would have helped me is having the opportunity to take classes on living independently. I was enrolled in the state’s Independent Living Program (ILP), but it didn’t prepare me to be … Continue reading

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