What's "Normal"? Tracking Developmental Milestones

September 25, 2023
As parents, we observe, compare, and worry when we see other children doing things our child isn’t yet attempting. Screening tools can help us answer the question “Is this normal?” and provide a path for further support when warranted.

Return to routines - the new school year

September 11, 2023
Whether it's a daily schedule, weekly traditions, or monthly rituals, creating routines that works for your family can lead to a happier and more connected household.

Time to Register for Fall Parenting Classes

September 5, 2023
As the kids head back to school, a new school year has begun. What better time to join a parenting class and support your important role as a parent? Now is the time to register!

Summer Reading

July 31, 2023
Reading during the summer helps encourage reluctant readers to build their skills and develop a lifelong love of reading. It also provides families with opportunities to read - and learn - together.

Summer Fun in your own backyard

July 17, 2023
Summer is the season of road trips and vacations, often involving long car rides or adventures in air travel. But if you’re staying close to home this summer, there’s fun to be had right in your own backyard!

The Vital Role of Dads: Shaping Families with Love and Guidance

June 23, 2023
Fathers and other male role models offer children invaluable guidance, support, and inspiration. They contribute to children's emotional and social development, broaden their perspectives, and provide positive behavior modeling.

Celebrating Pride Month: Supporting Your Teen

June 12, 2023
June is a special month for the LGBTQ+ community as we come together to celebrate Pride Month. It is a time to honor the courage, resilience, and authenticity of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. 

Great Family Hikes in the Willamette Valley

May 22, 2023
Looking for an easy-with-a-stroller walk or forested hike with some hills to climb? How about seeing waterfowl and other wildlife? The Willamette Valley has family hikes for everyone.

Celebrate Together: Building strong family ties

May 1, 2023
The first week of May offers lots of opportunities for creating new family traditions or coming together to celebrate established traditions. Here are some May celebrations that are perfect for building family ties and creating family traditions.