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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2015, 09:12 PM
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Teach classes online? Set appointments? ...

Teach classes online?

Set appointments?

Ghost write?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,313
Posted By philomom
Wow, that sounds like those Texas ads that are...

Wow, that sounds like those Texas ads that are run by the very fundamentalist folks. They basically scare teens into thinking that condoms never work when in fact they work quite well. If the female...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 07:20 PM
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That has not been my experience at all. I have...

That has not been my experience at all. I have several friends that went to Planned Parenthood because their moms would not help them get birth control. They do not counsel young women towards...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2015, 05:15 PM
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Posted By philomom
I hate that. A dad is taking a turn with active...

I hate that. A dad is taking a turn with active parenting. He is not "babysitting" his own child.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2015, 10:59 PM
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It is not so much the GMO's but the pesticides...

It is not so much the GMO's but the pesticides and herbicides that enter our food chain because big agri-business must spray!

One of my kids has pretty severe vaccine reaction but I still...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 11:40 AM
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Views: 368
Posted By philomom
Odd, it is rare to see a hotel nowadays without...

Odd, it is rare to see a hotel nowadays without the mini-fridge and coffee maker in the room. That's how I do my tea and instant grits some mornings. Or I bring a box of cereal and stick milk in the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-03-2015, 10:15 PM
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Views: 1,159
Posted By philomom
I had amazing naturals births at a hospital with...

I had amazing naturals births at a hospital with my trusted CNM catching. Was home each time by hour 18 or so and back in my own bed nursing. Not an Iv, a cut or any complications at all.

The...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-03-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Spotted this under Beaverton Farmer's market ...

Spotted this under Beaverton Farmer's market

http://www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com/#!lesson-plans/c997
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By philomom
What are your favorite colors? forest green,...

What are your favorite colors?

forest green, deep purple

What jewelry items do you like to wear?

my Celtic wedding band

Do you like tea/coffee/other hot drinks? What are your favorite...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-06-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By philomom
You will want to check your demographics on the...

You will want to check your demographics on the religious observance thing carefully. I've lived in the Portland area for 9 years. I moved here specifically to get away from some of the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Let's Go Camping! ...

Let's Go Camping!

http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_letsGoCamping

This is low cost, family friendly orientation to camping. Just thirty dollars and you get to overnight...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 10:02 PM
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Posted By philomom
Hoyt Aboretum http://www.hoytarboretum.org/ ...

Hoyt Aboretum

http://www.hoytarboretum.org/

Free to walk, hike and visit. They have started charging for parking. I love this place. The redwoods are simply breathtaking.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Leach Botanical gardens are free. A little gem of...

Leach Botanical gardens are free. A little gem of a spot. Don't miss this one.

http://www.leachgarden.org/plan-your-visit/
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/forest-park/...

http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/forest-park/

Close in hiking that never feels all alone or isolated. So safer perhaps than driving way out somewhere and getting lost or turned around.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Disc golf This is a big hobby here. If you...

Disc golf

This is a big hobby here. If you ask around you can probably borrow some discs for the kids to try this sport. Think heavy frisbee that you sink into a basket like a basketball. Uber...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:48 PM
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Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Pittock mansion is free to stroll around. You...

Pittock mansion is free to stroll around. You only get charged if you try to tour the house. The views up here are amazing. Perfect for picnics and those great "grandma came to town pictures"
...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
http://www.elkrockgarden.org/ Free gorgeous...

http://www.elkrockgarden.org/

Free gorgeous garden.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
No GPS? Try letterboxing. My kids loved these. ...

No GPS? Try letterboxing. My kids loved these.

http://www.letterboxing.org/

http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxByRegion.php?region=Portland%20Area
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Got a GPS? Try geocaching. Lots of spots around...

Got a GPS? Try geocaching. Lots of spots around the city and outlying areas.

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=c5361e5c-a2ef-4e6c-9737-0580b65167c3
...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Tryon Creek has several options... ...

Tryon Creek has several options...

http://www.tryonfriends.org/learn/kids-scouts-families/


story and stroll for the littles

guided hikes for families

jr. rangers program for school aged...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Robin Hood Festival.... free. In Sherwood, of...

Robin Hood Festival.... free. In Sherwood, of course.:wink:

http://www.robinhoodfestival.org/
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Dollar movies. ...

Dollar movies.

http://www.regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express

I'm a big fan of these. They used to be free but now charge a dollar. Do get there a little early because daycare and summer...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Kids bowl free. Do realize that the grown ups...

Kids bowl free. Do realize that the grown ups with them will probably have to pay full price but still worth a try. Several spots around town and many around the state. :smile:
...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
Museum days... Here's an article I found...

Museum days...

Here's an article I found that says if you already have a museum pass to certain spots you can use it to get in free other places. Worth investigating. Most families have membership...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 387
Posted By philomom
First Thursdays in the Pearl ...

First Thursdays in the Pearl

http://explorethepearl.com/about-the-pearl/first-thursdays-in-the-pearl-portland-or/

These can be crowded and sometimes tough to negotiate with strollers or...
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