March 29, 2013 - Would you share prize with worker who rejected lottery pool?

By Evergreen, Oregon writer A realtor office in Plantation Florida was the place where several office workers paid $20 each to join an office lottery pool.  The new office assistant passed on the pool.  She had not even received her first paycheck.  It turns out the office had the winning […]

March 28, 2013 - On being lied to..

By Elisabeth K. Corcoran Author of He Is Just That Into You “She told me if you’re honest with people, they trust you.” –Julie Klam Simple, gorgeous, and so very true. I hate being lied to. Let me rephrase…I hate finding out that I’ve been lied to. 

March 27, 2013 - Helping women to say “No”

Chantelle K. Dockter, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Tualatin, Oregon Question: It seems like each week I am approached by someone who needs something from me, and now I feel drained and spent, yet I can’t seem to say no. Help! Answer: As women, we wear many different hats and have […]

March 26, 2013 - Girl baby names over the decades

By Erika Weisensee Milwaukie Mom What’s in a name? Naming a child is a momentous decision for parents, a decision that helps define the child’s identity from the very beginning. Names can be beautiful, powerful, traditional, interesting and sometimes just plain out there. The Social Security Administration (SSA) tracks the […]

March 25, 2013 - Perfect, painless & profitable yard sale tips

by Shannon Ables Eastern Oregon writer The Simply Luxurious Life Some of the best items in my home at this very moment were discovered at yard sales (a dining table, kitchenette table, unique vases as well as a buffet table). Understandably, my budget is very thankful for the relief, and […]

March 23, 2013 - Viral Video: Blind boy learns steps

Not all viral videos are extraordinary as some are ordinary real life moments caught on camera. This one shows 4-year-old Gavin Stevens learning to overcome a curb step outside. Very simple but it causes us to pause on how small things are bigger challenges for those without sight.

March 22, 2013 - Super easy Easter table tops

by Sandy Coughlin The Reluctant Entertainer Medford blogger, author, entertainer As we learn to walk in love with our lives–actions, words, thoughts, deeds–it’s beautiful to see how the investment in relationships brings rich rewards. Easter and Spring are the best place to start, if you are a reluctant entertainer. If […]