August 31, 2012 - A lovely day hike on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Olivia Rossi, RN, MSN Your Personal Trainer                                                Exploring Portland’s Backyard—Along the Pacific Crest Trail. We arrived at Timberline Lodge about 11 o’clock that morning and headed […]

August 30, 2012 - 9 Beauty Tricks That Really Work!

by Lani Grass Backstage with Lani Ever get bored with the same old reflection staring back at yourself in the mirror every day? Ever wish you just looked better, more youthful, more hip or just, well, different? Here’s some things you can do today to get a little more gorgeous! […]

August 29, 2012 - How much damage can two boys do when I leave my house?

Tawna Fenske Oregon romance writer Believe it or Not Blog “Don’t pet me, I’m writing” If I ever again suggest I’d like to pack up my entire household and move to a different home, you have my permission to slam my nipples in the kitchen cupboard repeatedly until I black […]

August 28, 2012 - Straight talk on divorce…listen up sister!

by Gena, Silver Nest Designs From Blog Earth Monkey Moms I am a divorcé. Oh the horror, gasp, no way, OMG! There was a time in my early years of being married that I was very judgmental toward people that did not “honor their commitment to marriage!” Wow how those […]

August 27, 2012 - My victory over the thumb-sucker

by Kari Patterson The Sacred Mundane Attention, attention: We’ve had a victory! There is now one fewer thumb-sucker in the world. That’s right. Thanks to a friend supplying us with some no-bite gel for Heidi’s thumbs, she is now weaned off the thumb. In fact, even though it’s supposed to […]

August 24, 2012 - Football fashion for women — will it fly?

Football fashion for women — will it fly? By Evergreen, Oregon writer The National Football League has just rolled out an ad campaign promoting foot ball fashion for women. You can see the picture below of several celebrities sporting their new outfits. Tennis star Serena Williams is shown promoting her […]

August 23, 2012 - Why I refuse to have a scale in my home

by Elisha Joyce Rebel Grain Inc founder, Portland Rebel Grain blog Yesterday my 11 year old daughter said, “Mom, we need a scale”. “A scale,” I asked? “Yeah – so and so has a scale and when I weighed myself I weighed more than I thought I would. I want […]

August 22, 2012 - The cure for insomnia & hot flashes in your freezer!

By Lin Willett Gladstone, Oregon That’s what adults do How can this common item in your freezer cure insomnia, constipation, and maybe even weight gain? Sounds like a cheap scam ad doesn’t it? After two years of trying to stay asleep through hot flashes with sleep aides, hormones, and fans, […]

August 21, 2012 - How the Aurora Police began to laugh again

by Crystal Kupper, Crystal’s Cliffnotes Salem Writer In today’s 24/7 news cycle, bad news shouldn’t shock us. After all, that’s usually all we see. And several days ago, that trend continued when a shoot-em-up, grisly murder scene leapt from the movie screen to reality. In the very place where people […]