Babies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting during a Global Pandemic

Parents-to-be have many questions about giving birth at this time. Here are some answers.

04/08/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Essay

Black Girls Matter: Navigating Portland's Systemic Racism as a Parent of Daughters

For us black moms, the safety of our daughters is always on our minds.

01/21/2020 By Kali Thorne Ladd

Best Places to Work

Paid Family Leave Finally Lands in Oregon

It took 10 years. Some employers didn’t bother waiting that long.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Podcasts

A New Portland Podcast Talks Motherhood vs. Music

On Midnight Lightning, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs interviews fellow musicians about juggling career and parenthood.

12/28/2017 By Tiara Darnell

Get Outside

This Portland-Based Nonprofit Helps Tots and Parents Hit the Trail

Want to explore nature with your newborn? Hike it Baby can lead the way.

09/07/2017 By Tuck Woodstock

Back to School

20 (Mostly) Healthy Back-to-School Snacks & Lunches for Your Little Locavore

Here’s how to easily fill your kiddo’s lunchbox with nutritious Portland-made nibbles.

08/30/2017 By Tuck Woodstock

Marijuana

Splimm Is a Magazine for Pot-Smoking Parents

"In our experience, cannabis enhances our ability to parent."

05/15/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Schools 2017: PPS 411

Portland Public Schools Is in a State of Flux. What Do Parents Need to Know?

From boundary reviews to bond campaigns, here’s the 411 on PPS.

01/23/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

01/23/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Body Talk

New AAP Guidelines Encourage Parents to Skip the Weight Talk

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice to help families avoid eating disorders, obesity, and body shame.

09/19/2016 By Tuck Woodstock