Anchor Mom: Mastering Motherhood

Motherhood can bring so much joy, but the mastering part of it can almost bring the opposite. We spoke with parenting expert and TV personality, Rosie Pope about some tips to make things a little easier.  You may remember Rosie from Bravo’s “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Pregnant in Heels.” You can see the full clip … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “We were gonna be cookers”

In case you missed it – check out this great segment about how to discipline your child with Dr. Mary Murdoch from Southern Oregon Pediatrics. Of course, being the mom of a toddler, I’ve dealt with a temper tantrum or two.  For the most part, I have a pretty well-behaved toddler.  But how often can you … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Work & Home Balance

Work and home balance?  That’s possible?  According to some experts, it is at least partially possible. The ABC affiliate, KATU, in Portland just did this story about how working moms can have it all. The article offers these tips: -Be present.  If you’re at work - be at work.  If you’re at home - be at home. -Assign … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Peanuts in Pizza

It’s food allergy awareness week - for my family, it’s something we live every day of the year. My son is part of that statistic – the one of 13 children with an allergy. He’s allergic to peanuts. We are pretty vigilant about keeping anything with peanuts out of his reach – in fact, we have … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Sippy Cup Drama

If you haven’t had a chance to see Erin Maxson’s ‘Does it Work’ segment on sippy cups – you can see it here. When watching I couldn’t help but laugh when the moms showed several different kinds of sippy cups on the table (there are three more you can’t see in this picture). I don’t know … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Growing Family

The fact that you’re here means you may have seen my big announcement story this morning!  If you missed it, click on the video above. I did this story for two reasons. The primary reason, of course, to announce my pregnancy. The other is to figure out how to prepare my toddler for brotherhood! It … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Peas

Medford, Ore. – During the cool spring days you may be thinking about planting some cool weather crops.  That includes peas. There are a lot of different types of peas to plant including sugar, snap and snow peas.  OSU Master Gardeners say you can get a jump start by soaking the seeds overnight.  That will … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

Ashland, Ore. — Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support.  That support is coming from Alex Shepherd’s own classmates. Ashland Middle School students adopted Alex as their sparrow this month.  Alex said, “It feels like an honor and a blessing to have all … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Summer Bulbs

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s spring and that means it’s time to get out in the garden and think about your summer garden. You may think of planting bulbs in the fall, but OSU Master Gardeners say you can plant different bulbs in the summer.  “There are a lot of bulbs you can put in right … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Hope Behind Bars

Grants Pass, Ore. — For the first time ever, Sparrow Clubs is reaching an unlikely group of students.  The students are inmates with the Oregon Youth Authority. A 2-year-old is sharing strength with young men at least six times her age.  Her name is Liliana Maupin and she is Newbridge High School’s sparrow.  She has … Continue reading »

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