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.

Autism Awareness

April 24, 2023
April is National Autism Awareness Month, designed to increase knowledge of autism around the world and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. 

It's Black Maternal Health Week

April 10, 2023
Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW23) is a week-long campaign founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance to increase awareness, build community, and encourage action-taking that leads to research and policy changes that improve maternal health. 

Eat a Rainbow

March 27, 2023
When you fill your plate with colorful foods, you fill your body with phytonutrients that can help keep you healthy. Here's how to 'eat a rainbow' every day.