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COVER MOM

HALLOWEEN

FOOD FEATURE

JENNIFER HARTLEY

SURVIVAL GUIDE

BROCCOLI POWER


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It’s what‘s

Survival guide 22 Meet the MOM experts.... 4

inside that counts

Super veggie

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They know what they're

Cover MOM: Jennifer Hartley...............10

talking about

This mom gets real

Because I said so............... 5

Breast Cancer Awareness Month..........21

A message from MOM

Vacation MOM................... 6 Wine Country: A grown-up escape, from Eugene Airport

Fall back 28 Broccoli power.................25 Food fight against cancer

Daylight savings..............28 The reality of surviving the time change.

Celebrate with our new favorite vegetable: broccoli

Halloween.........................22 Survival Guide

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meet the

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Vacation MOM

with Donnita Bassinger, page 6

Focus on MOM

with Dr. David Hackett, Pediatric Optometrist, page 8

Beyond the bin

with Sarah Grimm, page 18

“ If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love

your family.

― Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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EDITOR'S NOTES

Because I said so! Published by GO Creative, LLC 263 29th Avenue SW Albany, OR 97322 Editor-in-Chief Managing Director Angela Hibbard angela@mommag.com Mid-Valley & Lane County Business Development Manager Linda Blair linda@mommag.com 541-231-7250 Salem Advertising Representative Kim Leighty kim.leighty@mommag.com 503-510-9036 Tri-Cities Business Development Manager Kim Harvey kim@mommag.com 509-460-6526 Designer Sean Carver We love hearing from you. Email info@mommag.com with feedback, story ideas or nominations. MOM MagazineTM is produced by GO Creative, LLC. © 2018 All rights reserved. Any reproduction, in whole or part, without written permission of the publisher, is prohibited. Information in the magazine is provided for general information purposes only with the understanding that none of the content constitutes professional advice. Opinions expressed by the writers or advertisers are not necessarily the opinions of the magazine or the publisher. Inclusion in the magazine does not constitute endorsement of information, products or services.

Make a difference It’s hard not to get overwhelmed by all that is wrong and unjust in the world, and it’s harder still to answer the questions of our children, who often view the world simplistically, feeling that everything needs to be "fair." “Why do we have so much when others have so little?” my kids often ask, especially as we approach the holidays. The truth is, I don’t have a great answer to this question. But I have found that when I feel despondent in the face of injustice and inequity, it helps enormously to remind myself, and my kids, that we can all make a difference every day. We might not cure cancer or end homelessness, but we can do something every day to improve the world—in our home, in our neighborhood, in our school, in our community. Sometimes it’s as simple as greeting someone with a smile, or visiting with a neighbor even though we’re in a hurry. I tell my kids that we might not be able to clothe and feed every person we see in need, but we can acknowledge them with the dignity that every human deserves. We can say, “Hello,” look them in the eye and wish them a good day. Everyday we can find someone at school or work who needs recognition and inclusion. When we focus on small things that we can control, our outlook feels more hopeful. Collectively, all of our microactions can create strong, thriving communities. I am

constantly inspired by our Cover MOMs and readers who are making a difference every day in the lives of their families and communities. So the next time you feel discouraged by all of the need in the world, ask yourself what small act you can take today to make a difference. Why? Because I said so!

Angela Hibbard MOM Magazine Editor-in-Chief

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WINE COUNTRY

A Grown-up Escape M

OST MOMS DREAM

When to Go

ABOUT ESCAPING for a few

days to have a “Grown-up Vacation” with a partner or some girlfriends. You don’t have to be a wine lover to enjoy the gourmet restaurants, varied outdoor activities and beautiful countryside in Sonoma County and Napa Valley. This area is a hub for Craft Breweries so that should keep ‘beer lovers’ happy. If you like to eat, this area takes Farm-to-Table freshness to the next level. Local chefs don’t just carefully choose where their produce and meats come from, they know the farmers personally.

There are over 800 wineries of every size, shape and style in Napa Valley and Sonoma County

We are fortunate to have easy access to the Wine Country of Northern California via non-stop flights from the Eugene Airport to San Francisco and Oakland Airports which are about 75 miles away or connecting flights into Sonoma County Airport! You will need a rental car to get around. Be aware of rush hour traffic and plan accordingly.

The most popular time to visit the Wine Country is June through October as the weather and scenery are beautiful. Then this, of course, makes it the most expensive time to visit. Summers are full of outdoor concerts, festivals and fairs. September and October are Harvest Time at the wineries which have many special events. Prices and crowds will be the lowest in December, January and February as the weather is cooler and could be rainy. Spring is a nice time to visit as the natural beauty comes to life and the prices have not yet gone up. Many people consider November to be the best time to visit as the fall colors are gorgeous, the crowds are much smaller and prices go down after Harvest Time.

What to Do There are over 800 wineries of every size, shape and style in Napa Valley and Sonoma County Luckily, there are many guides that can help you to choose a few to visit each day. A recent development is that many tasting rooms are appointment-only so you need to plan ahead and make some phone calls. There are still many walk-in friendly wineries. You can drive yourself or take a wine tour via bike, trolley, train, limo or van. Most wineries open around 10 or 11am and close around 5pm. This means the typical day could include morning activities such as a spa visit, horseback riding, a hike in the Redwoods, a float on the Russian River, a Hot Air balloon ride, a cooking class, a bike tour or a thrilling ride on a Zip-Line. You can pick up a picnic lunch at a deli and visit a winery with a beautiful outdoor seating area. At the wineries that are open to the public, you can have a “Tasting” which is a sample size serving of about 5 different wines. Prices for a “Tasting” can run from ‘free’ to about $25, depending on the winery and the season. Some wineries offer a ‘tour and tasting’ that may last 1 or 2 hours and cost $20 to $100 per person. Food is a big deal in Wine Country and there are numerous gourmet restaurants to choose from. From spring through fall you can enjoy your dinner on a lovely outdoor patio followed by an evening stroll.


LET'S GO

A typical day could include morning activities such as a spa visit, horseback riding, a hike in the Redwoods, a float on the Russian River, a hot air balloon ride, a cooking class, a bike tour or a thrilling ride on a zip-Line.

Where to Stay The towns of St. Helena, Healdsburg, Yountville, Sonoma and Napa have quaint downtown areas with restaurants, tasting rooms, shopping and a variety of accommodations to choose from. You can stay in small, boutique inns or larger,

luxurious hotels with spas and award-winning restaurants. There are some ‘chain’ hotels with reasonable rates during the off-season. Reservations for hotels and the more popular restaurants need to be made at least a few months in advance for travel during high-season.

A trip to the Northern California Wine Country is the perfect way to spend a few days reconnecting with a loved one or friends. Now is the time to stop dreaming and make it happen – you will be glad you did!

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Donnita Bassinger lives in Eugene with her husband and three children. She is active in scouting, school PTO’s and local charities. Donnita has been a travel agent for 30 years and always loves visiting Wine Country. She is the owner of VIP Vacations, Inc and would be happy to chat with you about travel at 541-688-7473. For more information visit her on Facebook @VacationMOMpage.

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Time spent staring into blue light is often referred to as screen time. To track your family's total screen time, be sure to include all devices: phones, computers, tablets and TVs.

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Cover MOM

Q Photo credit: Fremouw Photography To say that Cover MOM Jennifer Hartley is an active volunteer would be an understatement. She’s totally committed to her family and community. She shares about the struggle to juggle it all, the messiness of life and the power of lollipops.

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Jennifer Hartley l!

Q& A Who is MOM?

Community/hometown: Eugene, OR.

Family: Husband, Dale Hartley, financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and children: Treben Webb, age 20 and Chase Hartley, age 11.

Profession: Stay-at-home mom at Team Hartley and community volunteer.

a e r s t e G

Family comes first. All families are unique. Tell us about yours. Dale Hartley is a very hard-working and loving person. He has a huge heart for people and a gift for being able to converse with anyone he meets. Dale is a very supportive husband. He encourages and supports me in all of my community service involvements. He is a good stepdad to Treben and father to our son, Chase. We are #1 in his life and everything he does is for us. Treben Webb is my firstborn. I was 26 and working two jobs when he was born. He is the one I have made the most mistakes with and the one I have learned the most from. He was a very easy baby, but childbirth and the first three months were very challenging for us. I could write a book about what I went through, but I don’t want to scare new moms out there! Treben has always been such a sweet boy and young man. He takes the time to process and respond. He is a man of few words, so when he has something to say, you had better keep your mouth closed, ears open, and be ready to listen, because it will be interesting and thoughtful. Chase Hartley is my lion-hearted second child. He was our “sensitive” baby as the after-hours nurse on the phone told us after several days in a row of having a colicky baby. Chase is a very smart and quickthinking boy. He catches on to concepts and processes quickly. He has always done well

in school and plays sports year-round: tackle football, basketball, baseball, jiu jitsu and now learning to be proficient on a snowboard. What’s your favorite Halloween tradition? A couple of weeks prior to Halloween, Dale decorates the outside of the house with all kinds of fun lights, blow ups and creepy skeletons, spiders and sounds. His collection of outdoor decorations increases every year! I am in charge of the indoor décor and outdoor spiderwebs to add to the ambience. The pumpkin patch is a must every year. The rule is supposed to be one pumpkin per family member, but having to decide makes that almost impossible and we inevitably end up with a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Call it procrastination or call it genius (so they do not rot too early), we like to wait until one to three days before Halloween to carve pumpkins. Halloween is truly a neighborhood gathering which makes it even more fun. Everyone ogles Dale’s outdoor decorations and I love to dress up! You hear your mother’s voice when you say to your kids “…….” “Why?” we asked. “Because I said so,” said my mom. And somehow, I use this phrase with my own kids. This must be one of those timeless responses when kids just need to do what they are told and ask questions later.

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“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.� ~ Steve Prefontaine

No one works harder than mom. We know that being a mom is a full-time job. Tell us about your work or volunteerism outside of the home. I have been a stay-at-home-mom for the past 10 years and love it. Earlier, when my older son was growing up, I worked 40+ hours a week as a personal trainer and Aquatics Director at the Downtown Athletic Club and loved what I did. But I was not able to give 100% to the family. It was hard on my first marriage and I felt guilty that I was spread so thin. Despite what I thought were shortcomings, it also turned out okay. Later, I decided to change career paths and became a realtor. Dale and I met, fell in love, and got married all within the same year! He understood that I loved my new career as a real estate agent, but was very supportive when I made the decision to stay home with our son after he was a year and a half. It was getting harder to balance our marriage, family, home, my health, work and something had to give. So, I hung up my license (keeping it active in case I want to go back), gave up my volunteer positions, and stayed home to raise the boys, provide a nice home for the family, and to be available for evening and weekend functions for my husband. After my younger son started school I was often asked if I was going to go back to work. My response was, “No, not right now, this works for our family.'' I found I had more time to spend with my older son after school, providing homework support and, of course, the mom taxi to and from practices. Chase and I had our art activities, played, went to the library, and we had parent-child gymnastics classes. I still asked our nanny to help me out with babysitting so I could workout and shake the postpartum depression/anxiety that had been building. This had been a struggle for me with both babies and I

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Take the time to stop and listen to your kids. They know so much and want to be heard.

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Q& A

For years I have been bringing a variety of lollipops to baseball and football games to share with families. They work on a number of levels.

finally asked for help after my second baby. Once I got healthy again, things were looking balanced in my life. Sometimes I miss the working world. I gravitate to working moms out there and love to hear about what they do and their careers. We all have the same common goals, but go about it differently in our lives and I respect everyone and their choices. I am not one to sit still very long and like having projects and finding ways to give back to our community. I may not have a regular “job” outside the home, but sometimes I feel like I am a professional at community service. Organizations I’ve served include Bethesda Lutheran Church, Relief Nursery, Willamette Area Babe Ruth, Willamette Valley Babe Ruth, Prairie Mountain School, Willamette High School, Willagillespie Community School, Willamette Youth Football and Sheldon Youth Football. When I decide to take on a project, I am never alone. I am surrounded by an entire team of people with different strengths, abilities, thoughts, ideas and time commitments. Together we come up with goals, a plan and roll up our sleeves and get it done. There are amazing people in our community who have big hearts and a passion for helping others. Whether it’s people working to improve their school or church community, developing programs for kids, or simply helping the community become a better place, I am proud to be a small part of that.

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As an active volunteer for various athletic organizations, what’s your advice for other sports moms? After a sporting event, do not feel like you need to critique your child’s performance or how the team did. This will all eventually come out. The first thing my husband and I like to ask is, “What would you like to eat?” They are most likely going to be tired or hungry and that will be the number one priority. If they had a good day or bad day, that will come out in time with listening. This is especially important when the parent is also a coach. We work very hard on not coaching off the field. If we are going

to make a correction, then it is usually only about attitude and being a good teammate. Bring lollipops! For years I have been bringing a variety of lollipops to baseball and football games to share with families. They work on a number of levels: Come and get a lollipop and say hello. If you disagree with a call from the official, grab a lollipop. If you feel compelled to coach your kids from the sidelines, grab a lollipop. If your other children need a distraction, grab a lollipop.


Find ways to instill self-confidence in your child. Teach them to have an “I can do it” attitude and trust them.

If you feel like you are getting too much into the game and you are starting to get stressed out, grab a lollipop or two.

really not healthy. I need to stop, evaluate what happened and make a conscious effort to make a change.

If mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy.

Or, if you just feel like having a lollipop, come and get it.

What also comes to mind is failing at making everyone happy. I can be blunt and also put my foot in my mouth after forgetting to slow down and think about how to articulate my thoughts.

What good habit do you wish you started earlier?

Life is messy. I have learned that it is inevitable that I’m going to make a mistake, say the wrong thing, have bad timing on a joke, or make a poor decision. I am still learning how to forgive myself, make an adjustment, make a repair and move forward.

Being able to yell across a field (or pool). I am also really good at working with kids.

Tell us about a recent achievement you’re proud of, or a personal passion or talent. My most recent achievement would be earning my blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. When was the last time you failed? What did you learn? Honestly, I think I fail all the time. Sometimes I dwell on it and that is

Setting aside personal time for myself. What’s your superpower?

If you could instantly have one new skill, what would it be? Knowing how to speak Spanish would be great, but being able to teleport from place to place would be even better! mommag.com 15


Tell us something about you that would surprise your kids (or your husband).

Listen to mom.

What message or advice would you like to share with other moms?

They have no idea how much I think about each one of them during the day. It does not consume me, but they are just part of my thoughts.

What surprised you the most about motherhood?

Take the time to write down the funniest kid quotes.

What keeps you up at night (apart from kids, of course)? Thinking about all of the things I’ve committed to and not having enough time to balance it all. They say that everyone has a book in them. What’s the title of your book? Grateful for riding the roller coaster. This is my life!

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My memory bank always seems to be full. I can’t believe how often I forget small things and specific dates, etc. I was also very surprised at how much I feel and empathize for my kids. Who and what has influenced the mother you are today? My mom has influenced me to be the mom I am today by setting a good example for me growing up and having confidence in my abilities as a woman and mother.

Take more candid photos with your family. I am the photographer of the family and not great at selfies. Find ways to instill self-confidence in your child. Teach them to have an “I can do it” attitude and trust them. Life is messy. You are going to make a mistake. Learn how to forgive yourself, make an adjustment, make repairs and move forward. Take the time to stop and listen to your kids. They know so much and want to be heard.


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Food waste

matters

>> American households waste an average of 25% of their food budget by letting food spoil, wasting money and contributing to pollution. Growing and transporting food is responsible for up to 30% of the world’s greenhouse gasses.* Save money and help reduce pollution with these tips:

Carefully calculate. Find online menu calculators and serving size references to avoid buying more than you need.

Freeze freely. Toss bread, berries, bananas and more in the freezer before they go bad. Chop or prep them first so it’s easy to make croutons, bread pudding, smoothies and more.

No more boxed broth. Toss meat bones and veggie trimmings in the freezer after each meal until you have enough to fill your largest pot. Simmer with salted water and a splash of cider vinegar for several hours. Strain, then use to make better soups and sauces.

“Sell-by” dates don’t indicate “use-by.” An excess of caution is causing too much waste. Wondering if something is Recyclable in Lane County? Look it up at www.lanecounty.org/garbageguru

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’d like to celebrate with our new favorite vegetable:

Broccoli.

Exciting research from the Linus Pauling Institute shows that sulforaphane, a compound derived from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, shows promise for fighting breast cancer. We think that’s cause for celebration. So treat yourself to the easy and delicious broccoli recipes on page 25 and learn more about this encouraging study below.

A number of studies in the past have found that women with a high intake of cruciferous vegetables—such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage or kale—have a decreased risk of breast cancer. Sulforaphane is a compound found in many of these cruciferous vegetables, and it may alone have value in cancer prevention: One of the first clinical studies to look at the effect of sulforaphane in women diagnosed with breast cancer was recently conducted by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute. “Our original goal was to determine if sulforaphane supplements would be well tolerated and might alter some of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in cancer,” said Dr.

Emily Ho, the principal investigator in this study from the LPI and also in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU. This research was done with 54 women with abnormal mammograms who were scheduled for a breast biopsy and were studied in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. They received either a placebo or supplements that provided sulforaphane. The amount of sulforaphane they received would equate to about one cup of broccoli sprouts per day, if eaten as a food. “We were surprised to see a decrease in markers of cell growth, which means these compounds may help slow cancer cell growth,” said Ho. “This is very encouraging. Dietary approaches have traditionally been thought to be limited to cancer prevention, but this demonstrated it could help slow the growth of existing tumors.” With more studies, it’s possible that sulforaphane or other dietary compounds may be added to traditional approaches to cancer therapy, whether to prevent cancer, slow its progression, treat it or stop its recurrence. * Reprinted with permission from the Linus Pauling Institute

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Halloween should be an exciting night, not a dangerous one. So keep these tips in mind for a spooktacularly safe Halloween.

Treats & Tips

HOME SAFETY To keep homes safe for visiting trickor-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations. Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burnedout bulbs. Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps. Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater or run away.

HALLOWEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE

If you don’t want to contribute to sugar overload this Halloween, consider these non-traditional treats (and a few tricks) for your trick-or-treaters. It may take a little advanced planning but, when buying in bulk, many of these items are equally as affordable as candy. So if you’re typically a last minute shopper like some of us, and by last minute we mean the morning of October 31st, this year you might need to start planning in...3...2...1...Go!

TREAT 1

Instead of bouncing off the walls from a sugar rush, kids can bounce these creepy Halloween bouncy balls.


Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting. Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest. Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by. They should never be left unattended.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

PUMPKIN CARVING

TRICK-OR-TREATING A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. Have flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters: • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.

TREAT 3 You won’t blow it when you share mini bubbles with your trick-or-treaters.

• Carry a cellphone for quick communication, but remember “head up, phone down” when crossing the street. • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. • Never cut across yards or use alleys. • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.

TREAT 2 Slap on some fun with these quirky bracelets.

• Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will! Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

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TREAT 4 We say “Boo” to any ghost or goblin who doesn’t love stickers and tattoos.

TREAT 5 These treats have the added bonus of illuminating trickor-treaters for extra safety. Bonus if your other treats glow as well.

TREAT 6

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

From creepy eyeballs to adorable jack-o-lanterns, kids love erasers.

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A. Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.

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B . Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. C . Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider nontoxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly so they don’t slide over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to make sure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.

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D . When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories, look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant. E . If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips. F . Do not use decorative contact lenses. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” using decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss. G . Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.

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Broccoli power

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ost of us know that we can reduce our cancer risk by doing things like avoiding smoking and sun exposure, but did you know that one-third of all cancers are linked to diet? That’s according to Emily Ho, Director of Oregon State University’s Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health.

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B BROCCOLI POWER

Emily Ho studies the therapeutic value in non-nutritive compounds in vegetables, especially in the stinky stock compounds in broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. That’s why broccoli is Emily’s favorite vegetable. In fact, you might even call her a broccoli evangelist. So what does all this mean in plain English? If it stinks, it just might help prevent cancer. But you don’t need to suffer through stinky vegetables to eat healthy. Try these quick and delicious recipes that are packed with powerful broccoli.

Bolivia bowl 2 cups cooked quinoa, warmed

INGREDIENTS

2 cups canned hominy, rinsed and warmed 1 head broccoli cut into florets

DIRECTIONS:

1 avocado

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place the broccoli florets on a baking sheet with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Roast until tender.

8 ounces grilled tempeh, tofu or chicken 1 cup shredded green cabbage 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage 1/2 bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped 1/2 tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lime, juiced 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon honey

Salt and pepper to taste

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Meanwhile, assemble the slaw. In a bowl combine cabbage, tomato and cilantro. In a small bowl whisk together garlic, lime juice, oil, honey, cumin, cayenne and approximately 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Toss the cabbage with dressing and let sit for 10 minutes. To assemble the bowls: In eight bowls place 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 cup hominy, 1/2 cup roasted broccoli, 1/4th of the avocado diced, 1/3 cup of the slaw and 1/4 cup of the protein of your choice.


INGREDIENTS

Beaver Nation Broccoli Salad

DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, mix the broccoli florets, red onion, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and feta cheese. Add the dressing and stir to combine. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes for best flavor. Serve immediately or make ahead up to 24 hours.

½ cup nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt, plain ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons honey ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Emily Ho, nutrition scientist at Oregon State University, pictured here with her favorite vegetable. Photo credit: Shawn Lineham.

4 cups broccoli florets, bite-sized ½ cup red onion, chopped ½ cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup toasted sunflower seeds, salted 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Recipes courtesy of the Moore Family Center, housed in Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

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SURVIVING DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

PRO ADVICE

ZZZ Just when your family has finally settled into some sort of sleep rhythm, daylight savings time sabotages your Zzzzs. This fall, daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. So be prepared with this expert advice on how to help your kids make the transition.

Adjust your child’s schedule gradually—make bedtime about 15 minutes earlier each day for four days before daylight savings time ends and try to wake your child up 15 minutes earlier each day. The same approach works in the spring when daylight savings time begins, just gradually adjust sleep and wake times later.

EASE INTO IT

Spend an extra 15 minutes yelling at your kids to “Get back in bed!”

A blackout shade is always helpful when encouraging sleep and they definitely come in handy when adjusting to daylight savings time.

LIGHTS OUT

A dark cave wouldn’t induce your child to go to sleep early but, sure, throw a dark curtain up and see if that helps.

STICK WITH THE PROGRAM

If by routine you mean, the whack-o-mole game of putting your kids to bed then having them get up endlessly for a cuddle, potty or their 89th glass of water then, yes, stick to the routine.

If your child is waking up too early put a fun digital (easy-to-read) clock in their room so they can monitor when it’s OK to get up.

WATCH THE CLOCK

Having a clock in your child's room means that now he can yell, "Mom, it's 4 o'clock. I can't sleep!" so loud that the entire neighborhood is awake.

Despite your best efforts, everyone will likely be a little tired and grumpy for a few days. So give yourself, and everyone else, an extra dose of patience.

GO WITH THE FLOW

This is one of the many times when a consistent bedtime routine pays off. Stick to your normal pattern of bath, reading, cuddling, etc. to help your child’s body get the message that it’s time for sleep.

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MOM TRANSLATION

Give yourself a break. Everyone will fall into a routine eventually—just in time for the clocks to change again!


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Fall fun for furry friends Fall is the season for pumpkins, cooler weather and bundling up! Enjoy the season with your pet by including them in some fun fall festivities. Take your dog to the pumpkin patch. There are many local pumpkin patches that allow pets and also offer extras like corn mazes and fun games for the whole family! Your pet will love getting out of the house and it’s great for socialization.

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Trick or Treat. While most houses don’t hand out dog treats, your dog will love helping the kids collect their candy on October 31st. As an added bonus, Google homemade pet costumes and add to the fun!

It’s all about that pumpkin spice. Okay maybe not the spice part, but did you know that canned pumpkin has great health benefits for your cat and dog? Adding pumpkin to their diet can help with digestive issues, urinary health and weight loss. Be sure to ask your veterinarian how to best incorporate pumpkin into your pet’s diet.

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WISHING YOU AND YO U R FA M I LY A H A P P Y

Thanksgiving

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CO L L E G E O F P U B L I C H E A LT H A N D H UM A N S C I E N C E S

Get involved with the Mindful After Cancer Study Help women improve their body image, sexual health and well-being after cancer

This study is open to women who were diagnosed with stage 1–4 breast or gynecologic cancer at least two years ago. How to find out more • Scan the QR code • Visit health.oregonstate.edu/mindful • Email ayahealth@oregonstate.edu for more information.

Things to know about the Mindful After Cancer Study

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At least half of breast and gynecologic cancer survivors face sexual difficulties, and there are few resources to help.

You can participate in the MAC program online, from the privacy of your home.

The MAC program is eight weeks long, with an online group meeting each week for 1½ to 2 hours.

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Prior research suggests that mindfulness training, along with education, can make a positive difference in cancer survivors’ wellbeing, body image, relationships and sexual well-being.

You will fill out an online survey before the program begins and one month after the program ends.

The study results will increase our understanding of how to help women improve their sexual wellbeing and quality of life after cancer.

This study is being conducted by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences. The Principal Investigator is Jessica Gorman, PhD. Your participation in this study will only be used for the purposes of research, and your information will be kept confidential. Funded by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program.

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