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 »

Exhibit Takes People Back to the 1960′s

Medford, Ore. — You can soon head back in time, to the 1960′s.  It’s all part of Southern Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit called “Far Out!” The 1960′s where a time when the culture was changing – from music to politics.  Now you can relive it or learn about it for the first time.  The … Continue reading »

Craft Beer Business Booms

Ashland, Ore. — The business of craft beer is booming with sales reaching record numbers in Oregon and throughout the country. According to the Brewers Association more than 400 new breweries opened up in the last year nationwide.  It makes a total of more than 3,000 breweries across the country.  That’s a 15% increase from … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring on Stage

Medford, Ore. — A toddler who doctors said would never walk is doing that and much more.  In fact, she’s performing in a talent show. Logos Charter School adopted Lila Gridley as their Sparrow.  The toddler has spina bifida.  After her first surgery at six months old doctors said not only would dancing be unlikely, … Continue reading »

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