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I find it interesting that some people, especially our youth, can pack so much into their lives, while others with seemingly much less on their plate feel overwhelmed. I’ve had many students over the years decide not to try a sport because they...


I’ve been wanting to write this blog for some time.

 Professionally, I’ve spent over 40 years in education split between high school, small college and now K-12. This is a blog

aimed at the high school level student experience.

Finishing the School Year Strong at Home

I think I can speak for most people when I when the Oregon governor announced late into the night on March 12 that all say that we were all thrown for a loop schools would close starting March 16 through March 31.  

This would later be extended twice...

Top 10 Positives That Have Come Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unprecedented. Crisis. Weird. Strange times. These are all words that have been used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic. There is another word we would like to use - positives.

Adulting 101: Life Skills to Teach in High School

Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of teaching a freshman experience course at our local university. In the first few weeks of the semester, I love to start class by asking students to share a good, bad, or confusing thing that they...

Crock Pot to the Rescue - 5 Quick and Easy Meals for Busy Moms

Who doesn’t want to walk into the house after a long day and be welcomed home with the smells of a delicious dinner, all ready to eat?  Managing after school activities 

from the time the kids get out of school until dinnertime OR getting off work,...

How to Get the Most Out of Parent Teacher Conferences

It was our very first Parent Teacher Conference. We were beyond excited to hear what was happening at school in the life our new Kindergartner.

My husband and I arrived a few minutes early and waited until it was our time to sit down with our son's...

Options for After-School Care

When I was asked to write a post about finding good before- and after-school childcare,  I did what most parents would do:  I turned and asked my five-year-old for her advice. (Ok, maybe most parents don’t do that.)

She thought for a moment, and then...

Hey Mom, What’s for Lunch? Seven Satisfying School Spreads

It’s the time of year when I start thinking about packing school lunches for my daughter. This can be a challenge. While I don’t consider her to be a picky eater, she is particular. Over the years we’ve come up with some lunch ideas that work for...

It’s Summertime in Newberg!

Summer’s finally here! No more getting up early every day to pack lunches and drive the kids to school. You finally get to rest and relax with your little ones. But wait...what’s that? They’ve only been out of school for one week and they’re telling...