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True North Parenting Magazine CHART YOUR OWN COURSE

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Special Teen Issue Parenting Your Teen: A Balanced Perspective

Fruit Inspired

Summer Meals with a Twist

Finding Tumalo Day tripping North

hair apparent Inspiration for the Back to School Hair Prepare



Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Dive into fun! Situated in the heart of Bend in beautiful Juniper Park, our community health, swim and fitness facility has the amenities, services and location to really make a splash. And because we offer fitness and recreation opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, Juniper Swim & Fitness is the perfect place for every family.

Recreation Swim Swim Lessons

Family Swim

• Offered daily • Multiple pools • Diving boards, slide, rope swing and pool toys • Great value

• Outdoor activity pools • Mornings and afternoons • Great time for family recreation!

• 6 months to adults • Flexible schedule • Free swim lesson assessment

Summer Schedule: June 1 - September 3 • More than 180 weekly classes Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 5:15 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

800 NE 6th Street, Bend, OR 97701 • (541) 389.7665 (POOL) • Follow us on Facebook!

Online video tour and schedules at

a letter

letters to the editor

Photo By Kristi Simmons-Knight

from the editor Dear Readers, Summer is finally in full swing and families all over Central Oregon are getting their fair share of warmth and sunshine. With children out of school and in the home more often, many of you may be wondering how to keep them entertained. Summer, after all, is the time of year when most families try to spend some quality vacation or “staycation” time together. In this issue of True North, you will find articles that direct you to some of the amazing recreation opportunities right in our own back yard. Central Oregon offers a plethora of pools and water activities that are ideal for a summer outing. I also went on a little day trip adventure with my three children and discovered the local wonder that is Tumalo! Read about my experiences in Finding Tumalo on page 12. While we are all busy enjoying the long sunny days, back to school preparations are right around the corner. As hard as it is to imagine during the peak of summer, by the end of August we will all need to have school supplies in order, and our kids cleaned up from their summer fun and looking sharp for their first day of school. Hair Apparent (pg. 20) offers up great tips on sweet back to school haircuts and styles for children of all ages. In this issue you will also find several articles on teens, and a special Ask the Pediatrician piece focusing on what to expect from your health care provider when getting your teen's check-up before he or she heads back to class. On that note, as my oldest daughter barrels into her tween years, I have found myself poorly prepared for what’s to come. Many parents brace themselves for the worst as adolescent horror stories abound. After reviewing this issue’s content – with a strong focus on the teen years from both the parent’s and the adolescent’s point of view – I found myself encouraged by what lies ahead. As you thumb through the following pages, whether you children are still babes or in the midst of their battle with raging hormones, you will find a little support, a lot of insight, and a ton of hope for making the best of their last years before adulthood.

Warm summer wishes,

"I was surprised and dismayed to see the cover of the True North Parenting Magazine depicting a picture of a family relaxing in their living room and the mom having a beer in her hand. Since Beer is alcohol and alcohol causes diminished capacities; it seems that it doesn't belong being advertised as part of caring for an infant. Since this picture looks so good, it may lead some to subconsciously assume that a beer may help with the parenting process while caring for such a young child as the one shown in the picture. I know this mom on the cover owns a brewery but I hope that she is not mixing drinking with parenting. I am sad to see that TNM is promoting mixing parenting and drinking. With over 10 breweries in this community and the lack of discretion many parents have while drinking in front of their children there could possibly be a sector of the community that avoids promoting alcohol consumption and maybe that could be you guys". ­— Susan Ruzzo

corrections In the last issue of True North Parenting Magazine, we regretfully misprinted the name of Adam Sather, Owner of RAD Camps in our Advisors of Awesome article. (pg. 14) In the last issue of True North Parenting Magazine we neglected to list Anthony Lawrence as Co-owner of Boneyard Beer along with Melodee and Clay Storey in the article The New Brew (pg. 18).

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contributing photographers

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editor in chief

annette benedetti copy editor + web designer amie fisher

marketing advertising + photographer Kristin Wills advertising representative Sanda Costello


Randy Johnson

Kristi Eckberg


Randy is focused on photography of people, architecture, and editorial subject matter. He has been awarded a Drake from the C.O. Advertising Federation, and the Arts, Beautification, & Culture Award from the City of Bend.

Kristi Eckberg is a portrait photographer specializing in senior portraits and children. Kristi has a love for the outdoors and finding fun things to do. She spends her free time camping, hiking, paddle boarding and making lots of fun memories with her hubby and 2 kids.

Gneel Costello grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where he cultivated his unique approach to photography and begun honing his craft from a very young age. His work with businesses and groups indigenous to The Deschutes County area is extensive. He now resides with his wife and young son in Bend, Oregon, has just wrapped filming his first feature length film, and is the owner of GO Photography.

art director KRISTI SIMMONS-KNIGHT staff photographer Kimberly Teichrow


Gneel Costello

contributing writers

distribution Jamie Olsen+Cascade Couriers office assistant Lisa Riley

publisher publisher james garrett

For advertising information, contact: For letters to the Editor, contact:

True North Base Camp 19808 SW Powers Road Bend, Oregon 97702 Phone: 541.550.6007 Fax: 541.306.3035

Copyright © 2012 by True North Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or in whole without permission is prohibited. True North Parenting Magazine™ is Trade Marked to True North Publishing, LLC.

caitlin richmond Caitlin Richmond is a recent journalism graduate from Whitworth University. She moved to Bend in February from Fairbanks, Alaska and is enjoying the warmer temperatures. When she isn't working on an article, you can usually find her knitting or outside riding her bike.

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Tori Maurer

Tori lived a mostly nomadic life until she and her husband moved to Bend 9 years ago. Tori is also a freelance writer, blogger, home educator, aspiring artist and about a dozen other things. Passionate about community, hiking, snowboarding and organic gardening, Tori and her family truly enjoy all Central Oregon has to offer.

Jaci Ross Jaci Ross is a native Oregonian from the rainy side of the Cascade Mountains, where she grew up the middle child, sandwiched between her four brothers. A single mom since 2003, she made her way to Bend in August of 2006 with her three children, following her brother who had relocated earlier that year. As a selfproclaimed nomad, who moved 21 times between 1991 and 2008, she found Central Oregon’s rocky soil the perfect place to put down roots with her children.

on the cover Sixteen year old Bend High School student Kylie Cullen is spending her summer babysitting and camping with her family at Lake Shasta. Seen here with 3 year old Kai Wills, the two beat the heat at Bend's Juniper Swim and Fitness center.

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Open Enrollment Now! Exciting Expansion, June 2012!

kimberly Teichrow

A storyteller at heart, Kimberly Teichrow is passionate about her job. To be asked to capture a moment that will tell a story for generations to come is truly a privilege – for what else matters besides the relationships we build, and the memories we have of them? In her spare time, she drives the family taxi for her two young boys, wrangles two fluffy Shih Tzus, and looks forward to the occasional date night with her main squeeze.

Crawmer’s Critterz Preschool admits students of any race, religion, sex, color, national and ethnic origin. Crawmer’s is a non-profit, equal-opportunity organization.

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table of

contents up front

3 Editor's Letter 8 Calendar out + about

10 Campfire USA 12 Finding Tumalo 16 Central Oregon Aquatics style watch

20 Hair Apparent ages + stages

28 Parenting Your Teen 31 Book Reviews 34 Developing Handwriting for you


38 Planting Seeds of Memories family table

42 Fruit Inspired 48 Cascade Lakes Restaurant Review health + wellness

50 Teen Health Care education

52 Schools Out For Summer

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56 Building Early Literacy Skills

Constant Contests

"Like us" on facebook and be "in the know" for our next giveaway! Congrats to our May/June winners! Mindy Noe – Deschutes Growler & Snifters Angela Reid – 2 weekend passes to 4 Peaks Music Festival Sequoia Manley – $50 Gift Certificate to 900 Wall We asked: Has your musical taste changed over the years? Wendy Andrick: "Like a good wine... the ages

have sharpened my musical preferences. A greater variety and always real instruments." We asked: What's a parenting moment you'd like to re-live over and over again? Colene Lord: "The first minutes after Molly's birth and seeing her and inspecting every tiny beautiful part of her with brand new 'mother eyes.'"

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where ballet barre meets yoga and pilatesÂŽ

A little bit about a balanced workout from someone who knows a little bit about balance   


                  "  !    !     ! “As a physical therapist and director at Therapeutic Associates, I recommend barre3 to anyone who is looking to improve their balance, achieve greater       entire body, especially their core. I have been referring clients who are transitioning from physical therapy to barre3 for over a year. As a client of barre3 myself, I notice an improved ability to       my body in this unique and fun setting.â€? - Laura Cooper, PT, DPT, CSCS, Director at Therapeutic Associates in Bend, OR.

Calendar of Events July – August 18th

The Deschutes Public Library Summer Reading in the Night

The Deschutes Public Library “Summer Reading in the Night� program officially kicked off last month but activities for all ages are scheduled throughout the summer. Keep your family reading and learning with various Familypalooza and Teen events. Visit or call 541.617.7050.

Wednesday, July 4th

4th of July Old Fashioned July 4th Festival & Pet Parade

10am. If you are looking for a special way to celebrate July 4th, start the day with Bend’s most historical event, the Pet Parade, where children of all ages bring their special pet to parade through downtown Bend. After the parade, join the rest of the community for our traditional Old Fashioned July 4th Festival from 11am - 4pm in Drake Park. You’ll find craft and food booths, old fashioned games like three legged races, watermelon eating and water balloon contests, as well as wonderful live entertainment. www.

Saturday, July 7th

2nd Annual Brewfest

1 – 6pm. Join in the Second Annual Brewfest at Whole Foods Market in Bend. Enjoy 16+ breweries, tasty food, and an adoption event hosted by the Humane Society of Central Oregon! Proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society. Cost: $5 entry.

Thursday, July 12th

Glow in the Dark Crafts

2pm. Tweens and Teens ages 10-17 will learn how glow-in-the-dark materials work and make some neat projects that light up the night. Takes place in Redmond on July 12th and in Downtown Bend on July 19th. Visit calendar or call 541.617.7050.




Friday, July 13th

Do you love to turn left? Do you love to go fast? Do your feet feel funny without wheels under them? WELL... Derby is for you! New skaters are welcome at practice the first Sunday of every month. Practices are held at Cascade Indoor Sports every Sunday from 9:15 am to 11:30 am For more information contact Amy Robertson aka Moma Natrix at Photo by Brian Bulemore

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Overnight at the Library

7pm. Have you ever wondered what it is like to sleep surrounded by books? Children 6-11 and their parents are invited to find out. The fun begins at 7pm with family games, crafts, and stories. Located in Downtown Bend Library. Visit or call 541.617.7050.

Friday-Sunday, July 20th-22nd

Balloons Over Bend & Children’s Festival

The Northwest Community Balloons Over Bend and the Children’s Festival have combined into the largest family festival in Central Oregon. The festival will take place at Riverbend Park. Come see the balloons launch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 6am or join us for the Nightglow on Friday at dusk, approximately 8:30pm. The Children’s festival runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday with over 60 activities including bouncy houses, face painting, crafts and educational opportunities. The festival is free to the public. Activities range in cost from 1-3 tickets. Tickets are 50 cents each. A family pack includes 22 tickets for $10, plus entry into a drawing for a kid’s bike. An all-day bouncy house pass is available for $10.

July 28th

Urban Scramble

The Urban Scramble is like The Amazing Race meets Minute-to-Win-it and creates a fun, chaotic, family friendly 2-hour adventure! You and/or your team are given a map with wacky things to do and trivia to answer all over downtown Bend and the

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Old Mill. Perform off-the-wall stunts, answer questions about Bend, seek out and collect paraphernalia and get crazy! The teams with the most points at the two hour horn win! Deschutes Brewery will be on hand to serve up cold beer while you listen to music and wait for the Urban Scramble crew to tally your points. Costumes or team uniforms encouraged.

Wednesday-Sunday, August 1st-5th

Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo

Get ready for five days of fun, great food, great vendors and entertainment. Enjoy rides that take your breath away, music that will make you want to get down, and a Rodeo that will thrill both young and old. Located at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

August 4th

Kids Obstacle Challenge

How tough are your young warriors? Challenge them to a real obstacle mud run designed in partnership with the Army National Guard. For each paid child you register, a parent gets in for free. Rope swing, cargo climb, mud crawl and more make up this super cool course! Approximately 3/4 mile in length with multiple military style obstacles along the way. Your kids will get dirty, might even get a booboo, and will certainly have the time of their lives! Open to all kids 5-14 years old. Located at the Jewell Elementary School open space. For more info or to register visit



August 3rd-5th

Rush Soccer Bend Premier Cup

The Oregon Rush Bend Premier Cup is one of the Northwest's best and fastest growing events in the Northwest. Gold and Silver level competition for Boys and Girls Ages U9-U19. Event highlights include: 50-60 minute games, medals for first and second place teams, trophies for first place teams, game scores posted to website within 45 minutes of game completion. Visit for more information.

August 5th-22nd

Sunriver Music Festival

The Sunriver Music Festival offers a two week summer festival in August featuring a world-class orchestra and prestigious soloists. The historic Great Hall at the Sunriver Resort is the home of the majority of the Festival’s events, while the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend and the Summit High School Auditorium in Bend serve as additional concert venues. Music education is a primary focus. Musical instrument grants, artist-in-residence programs, master classes, workshops, educational performances, music appreciation classes and the successful Young Artist Scholarship program are offered to students of all ages.

Traveling with your children this summer? Protect them. Vaccinate them.

• Immunization can prevent disease and death.

August 25th & 26th

Backyard Farm Tour

Tour some of Bend’s backyard farms, ranging from tiny plots to large-scale, semicommercial operations. See all that Bend has to offer, get ideas for your own backyard farm, and learn about how other Central Oregon farmers and gardeners cope with our tricky climate. See not only gardens but chicken coops and their hens, bee hives, goat pens and more, as you meet farmers who are producing for themselves, for others, or raise plants and animals just for the fun of it all.

• Vaccines protect children from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases that occur in the U.S. and around the world. • Summer is the perfect time to vaccinate. • You will protect your child while traveling this summer and be ready for school in the fall.

For more info visit: or call (541) 322-7400.

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1975 the program became coeducational, and the name was changed to “Camp Fire.” Locally: The first council was established in 1916 in Bend. The current council was chartered in 1930 as a result of the merger of councils from Prineville, Madras and Redmond, so they became the Central Oregon Council. In 2004 Klamath Basin also joined the Council.

What is Camp Fire USA?

Volunteer and Make a Difference Camp Fire USA, Central Oregon By Rachel Collins, President at Camp Fire USA, Central Oregon


ith Camp Fire USA’s variety of programs, kids will find a fun and inclusive place with caring adults who are committed to providing a positive development environment. It’s a place where children form lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging, are actively involved in their own learning, and gain service and leadership skills which strengthen communities.

History of Camp Fire: Camp Fire was originally adopted as the “Sister Organization” to Boy Scouts of America in 1910. William Chauncy Langdon coined the name “Camp Fire Girls” for the girls who were participating in a historical pageant he was leading. He also created three ranks of achievement for the girls: Wood Gatherers, Fire Makers, and Torch Bearers. In 1911 the name “Camp Fire Girls” became official. In 10 l May/June 2012

Camp Fire USA is a national youth agency serving boys and girls from kindergarten through high school. It's a movement that has met the changing needs of young people and their communities since its founding in 1910. It's an organization that helps kids develop the self-reliance and self-confidence to make good choices in today's complicated world. Camp Fire USA works to make our world a better place to live. Camp Fire USA may not solve the problems of the world, but it's helping to raise the kids who will.

Why do kids need your help? Young people need to know how to plan, make decisions, solve problems and take responsibility. Boys and girls need to have friends, learn new skills and receive recognition for their achievements. They need to have fun, too. Camp Fire USA helps meet all those needs. Community service and good citizenship are important values; Camp Fire USA kids see these values in action and learn that their personal involvement can make a difference. Kids need to know that adults are interested in them. For some kids, Camp Fire USA is the only place they can find other adults who really care about them, beyond school and home.

Why should you get involved? As a volunteer, you'll give service to others, get involved in your community, be recognized for your achievements, and have some fun yourself! The local Camp Fire Staff and seasoned volunteers will provide

out + about the training and support necessary for a successful experience. Just a few hours of volunteer time each month can make a meaningful difference in the lives of young boys and girls by: • Adding another caring adult in their lives • Helping kids to see their potential • Teaching kids something unique from your own experiences • Offering opportunities to develop appreciation of the outdoors and environmental stewardship • Setting an example of the value of Giving Service to your Community As a volunteer you receive these benefits: • Knowing you are contributing to the healthy development of local youth • Exploring new interests while sharing your talents • Gaining work experience and learning professional skills • Developing leadership abilities

Camp Fire USA, CENTRAL OREGON Igniting Change in Deschutes, Klamath, Crook & Jefferson Counties "A Century of Kids, A Future of Leaders" Integrity. Responsibility. Tolerance. We build more than campfires.

• Club Program • Hiking • Get Outside Program • Day Camp • Adventures • Making new friends • Field Trips • Parades • Community Service Volunteer now and make a meaningful difference in the lives of boys and girls!

For more info call:



How can you get involved? You can choose the time, locations, and activities that work best for you. Some jobs can be done from your home, others take you out into the community. • Share your special talents, your love of the outdoors, or your professional expertise. Men and women of all ages and interests are needed. • Work with adults who govern and manage the local Camp Fire USA organization on the Board of Directors. • Lead a Club once a week after school as a trained Mentor using the National Curriculum provided for you. • Be a Camp Counselor for one week in June at our Day Camp.

Domings Auto Detail Specialists • Bend’s newest full service auto detail center. Located directly across the street from Nashelle Jewelers. • 28 years experience. • Services range from the high end luxury detail to a simple hand wash. • Drop in and say hi and let us build a detail package that is right for you.


To find out more and get involved, visit or call 541.382.4682.

61526 American Lane, Suite 102, Bend OR 97702

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Finding Tumalo Day Tripping North By Annette Benedetti Photography By Kristi Eckberg


ust north of Bend lies a tiny vacation oasis that is often overlooked by local and visiting families, but offers a wonderful daytrip option or a mini staycation. Tumalo is a small town that is home to beautiful gardens, a state park, and a quaint downtown area with a small variety of eateries, a gallery, and plenty of eye candy for the antiquers. One Saturday morning in early June I woke to three restless kids, an itch for travel, and nothing on our agenda to keep us amused. On a whim I decided to follow a friend’s suggestion and check out Peterson’s Rock Garden, one of the little known attractions Tumalo has to offer. After packing a few snacks, I piled my crew into the car and headed north on Highway 97. What I expected to be a two hour outing turned into a full day of adventure and family fun that would not soon be forgotten.

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Peterson’s Rock Garden: Peterson’s Rock Garden is a spectacular sight for parents and children alike. Danish immigrant Ramus Petersen, who came to America in 1900 at the age of 17, spent years collecting all kinds of colorful rocks including agates, obsidian, petrified wood, malachite and jasper. He then constructed awe inspiring, miniature castle-like buildings with walkable bridges surrounded by lily ponds. One of his creations includes a replica of the Statue of Liberty, another, the

American flag. Several peacocks roam freely, and my two year old son was delighted by the chicken and pigeon coop. There was even a small, friendly horse my 10 year old was allowed to groom (which thrilled her to no end), and we relaxed and snacked in a small lawn area surrounded by trees after exploring the wonders for a couple of hours. The experience was magical for all three of my children. Admission is by donation (collection boxes posted) and the garden is located at 7930 SW 77th Street.

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Find Strength Here. There’s no question that Central Oregon is one active community. The Center delivers the best care possible with a full range of orthopedic, neurosurgical and rehabilitation services for student athletes, armchair warriors and everyone in between. We know injuries happen, and not always in the heat of competition. So count on The Center’s team to help you keep doing what you enjoy most and to make you strong again.

The Center Services Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Neurosurgery/Head & Spine Hand & Upper Extremity Occupational Medicine | Joint Replacement Sports Medicine | Shoulder & Knee | Foot & Ankle

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Schilling Solar City Gardens Schilling Solar City Gardens is so much more than a retail and wholesale nursery and garden center; it offers an opportunity for imaginations both young and old to run wild. Hours can be spent wandering the many themed gardens such as Tiny Town, Border Town, and Bear Garden. There are enchanting water features and beautiful greenhouses to explore, and children will delight in the pirate ship playground. This is a must-see-to-believe garden event for every family. For more information, visit

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Fully operational food truck providing drop-off & full service catering for your special events! • Weddings • Baby Showers • Birthday Parties

Pickers n' Peddlers Antiques Pickers n' Peddlers Antiques will satisfy the cravings of any antiquer you might have in your family. There are plenty of rustic treasures to peruse and some that might even hold the interest of the youngest ones in your family! Located at 19875 7th Street. Visit them on Facebook at

Come taste our goodies at Summerfest on July 14th and 15th!

We offer the full menu 7 days a week with a call ahead or email order:

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uropean heritage craft winemaking. Enjoy a bold zinfandel, classic pinot gris or delightful estate grown muscat. Relax on our veranda or picnic on our lawn while you and your family take in the breathtaking views of the Cascade mountains.

TAW (Tumalo Art Works) Gallery TAW Gallery is both an indoor and outdoor gallery that calls itself home to artwork created by a collection of artists from the Northwest. Individuals of all ages will be inspired by the large variety and range of styles in the works on display. Located at 19889 8th Street. Visit

Hungry? When my “couple hour” trip turned in to a full day event, finding food was essential. Fortunately, the little town of Tumalo has several wonderful restaurants to choose from. A local favorite is Raganelli's Take and Bake Pizza, another is the Mexican cuisine at El Caporal. There are also several food carts on the downtown strip. It turned out there was a little something for everyone, and I ended my day in the best possible way: driving home with three sleepy and satisfied kids.

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Are You Beating the Heat, or Joining it? A tour of Central Oregon’s aquatic facilities

Photo By Kimberly Teichrow

By Tori Maurer


hen the sun comes out in Central Oregon, it’s time to get into the water. While it’s fun to play in the Deschutes River, jump through a sprinkler, or even make the trek to your favorite lake, sometimes the kids need a little extra fun to help cool down. The good news is there are several aquatic centers within minutes of your house, all offering drop-in rates as well as monthly passes or family discounts. Support these local aquatic facilities and enjoy the water. Lifeguard included.

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Cascade Swim Center (CSC) Redmond’s own aquatic center has an outdoor wading pool and spray park open in the summer and your family can enjoy the quality aquatics programs with the indoor pool year-round. Quality swim lessons, Jukebox Family Swim on Tuesdays and middle school Cosmic Swim are just a sampling of the ways that CSC is reaching out to the Redmond community. 465 Southwest Rimrock Way, Redmond 541.548.7275

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center (JSFC) In the heart of Bend is a great aquatic destination for kids of all ages. During the summer, JSFC’s outdoor activity center boasts a water slide, fountains, and a beach entry and slide perfect for small children. Inside is a 25 meter pool, a children’s pool, hot tub and a full fitness facility including a weight room and exercise classes. Don’t forget the full length, indoor/outdoor, Olympic sized swimming pool. All this is surrounded by beautiful Juniper Park, 22 acres of fitness paths, baseball fields, tennis courts, horseshoes and a playground. Single visits start at $4. Add some fitness classes, swimming lessons, and childcare for a little extra and make it a habit. 800 NE 6th St., Bend 541.322.5870

bend birth center offering a safe alternative to hospital birth call for a free tour & consultation

• Accredited and Licensed Center • Birth Suites with Labor and Birth Tub • Childbirth Education Classes Offered • Covered by Oregon Health Plan • Bills Most Insurance

541.749.4660 •

Bend’s One Stop Baby Shop


Photo Courtesy of Kah-Nee-Ta

One of Central Oregon’s most established destination resorts, Kah-Nee-Ta has more than just a double Olympic-sized hot springs mineral pool. Golf, camping, spa and canoe adventures are just a few of the ways your family can enjoy Kah-Nee-Ta. The village hot springs pool is open year-round due to natural geo-thermal heat and is actually cooled down in the summer from its fall seasonal temperature of 92 degrees. Day use prices range from $6 to $10 with an extra charge for the water slides. Warm Springs 541.553.1112

Come visit the car seat experts!

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Madras Aquatic Center (MAC) The MAC is a hidden gem in Central Oregon. This fully indoor aquatic facility has more than just an amazing view of the mountains. The warm water experience includes a water slide, zero entry pool, lazy river and more. To avoid the crowds of larger facilities, head north to the MAC, open daily. One-time passes run from $3 to $5.50. The MAC offers great deals for locals (in-district) and hosts classes such as water aerobics and swim classes for all ages. 1195 SE Kemper Way, Madras 541.475.4253

Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC)

Photo Courtesy of SHARC

Sunriver’s 22 acre recreation facility just opened this summer as the newest and most innovative facility of its kind in Central Oregon. The indoor pool has both lap swimming and recreation features like a beach entry, bubblers and a vortex whirlpool. The outdoor pool has a lazy river, two slides, a kiddie pool with a sand play area, and a large hot tub. Nearby within the facility is the 1000 person amphitheater while just outside is a playground, basketball courts and a year round tubing park as well as Sunriver‘s extensive bike/pedestrian path system. The facility also includes space for event staging and classrooms. According to Hugh Palcic, Assistant General Manager of the Sunriver Owners Association, SHARC was built using 20 local subcontractors and local suppliers and is more than just a destination for out-of-towners. SHARC is hoping to bring the Central Oregon community together while providing a place that has something for everyone. “When we all start swimming in the same pool, we realize it’s the same water for everybody,” says Palcic. Daily general public use of the aquatic center and tube hill is $15-$25 depending on the season (fitness not available) and Palcic advises you to keep your eyes open for special events, concerts and free swim days. 57250 Overlook Road, Sunriver 541.593.2442 18 l July/August 2012

Keeping Kids Safe at the Pool A hot tub is not a bathtub: Children can easily overheat in hot tubs. The swimming pool is not a babysitter: Don’t leave children alone in the pool, even if there is a lifeguard. Do stay within arms-reach if they are not independent swimmers. A life jacket is not a babysitter: Always supervise a child in a flotation device. A babysitter IS a babysitter: Anyone who is caring for your children should be aware of basic water safety rules. Swim lessons are worth it: Knowing how to swim and what to do in a water emergency can save lives.

Photography by Kimberly Teichrow

• Birth Center & Home Birth Services • Waterbirth • Free Pregnancy Tests • Well Woman Exams • Free Tour and Consultation offered • Childbirth Classes

464 NE Norton Ave Bend Oregon 97701 • 541-318-6961 We accept most insurance and payment plans are available Nicole Tucker, CPM LM • Dana Johnson, CPM LM


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airstyle is a meaningful component of your child’s identity and self-expression. Experimenting with different hairstyles and fads is an important part of being a kid or young adolescent; looking back on your own youthful choices can be pretty amusing as you remember the “bowl cut,” “the mullet,” and “the perm.” Modern trends include “the Beiber,” “the faux-hawk,” and more color choices than a box of crayons. Finding the right cut for your child's personality is important, but you also have to factor in the convenience. If you have a hard time getting your child to brush his or her hair in the morning, then you’ll need an easy to maintain look. To help with our exploration into the ever-changing world of hairstyle, we relied heavily on the local professionals.

1. Nikki Quarles and Astacia Christenson at Tangerine Salon. 2. Jayson Mitchell at Azura Studio. 3. Savannah Harris at Roots Salon. 4. Catherine, Karli and Christina at Sprout's Kids Salon. 5. Tim Simpson at Bond Street Barber Shop.


Bend Speech Express Helping Children Express Themselves Since 2002

Children‛s Speech & Language Therapy • Articulation • Late Talkers • Language Disorders • Stuttering •Apraxia of Speech

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ABOVE: Karli puts the finishing "sparkles" on Ruby's first hair cut. Ruby preferred to sit on her dad, Nate Huyett's, lap rather than the green dinosaur styling chair. RIGHT: Ruby and dad left with a "Baby's First Haircut Certificate."

Sprouts Kids Hair Salon Baby’s First Haircut with Catherine and Karli: One of many "firsts" in your baby’s life includes the first haircut. As exciting as this event may be for parents and grandparents, it can be stressful and confusing to your child. At Sprouts Hair Salon they are aware of the many reactions a child may have to this new concept and are sensitive to your child’s feelings in the matter, yet determined to make the first haircut happen with as few tears and as little apprehension as possible. Catherine, Sprouts' owner/operator, had some great tips for preparing your child for his or her first haircut: 1. Exploration. Let the child get comfortable with their surroundings by exploring the space. 2. Choice. Let them choose their own chair for the haircut to take place. Sprouts has a fun green dinosaur and a yellow car salon chair to interest the child. Mom or dad’s lap will work for a really tough customer. 22 l July/August 2012

3. Distractions. Sprouts offers bubbles, suckers, videos, and toys to keep your little one occupied while the stylist trims off the wispy baby hair. Sometimes a first haircut can be just as hard on one or both of the parents. Trimming off the locks that came into the world with your baby is a milestone some are not ready to face. The baby-fine hair tends to tangle very easily and can cause grief when grooming, so taking off those sentimental ends will allow for better shape, more body and easier hair care. When the new look is complete, Sprouts provides a "Baby’s First Haircut" certificate, takes and prints a photo of your child, and places a token of baby’s hair in a small plastic bag for mom and dad to always cherish.

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Roots Salon Little Girl Cut and Style with Savannah : Most mothers find joy in playing with styles and accessories in their daughter’s hair. Who doesn’t love to see a little girl in pigtails and braids? Not all little girls love to have their hair brushed and fussed with, however, which can make mornings a real drag. Savannah recommended a traditional and cute little bob or a pixie cut for the no-fuss little lady. These styles still leave plenty of fun for accessories such as headbands and clipon bows. Although these two shorter styles will require more visits to the salon, they will save you time and grief in the long run.

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Tangerine Hair Salon Boy Cut and Style with Nikki: Keeping up with your young son’s hair growth can be demanding, For a short hairstyle, time between visits to the stylist is every 6 weeks, whereas a longer style can go more like 8-10 weeks. Nikki recommends keeping the top long and trimming up the sides and back for a longer lasting cut. There is a natural progression of style that occurs for your youth depending on hair texture and coarseness. Finding a good stylist to work with, who will get to know your child and their hair, will help him get his personalized look.

For a short hairstyle, time between visits to the stylist is every 6 weeks, whereas a longer style can go more like 8-10 weeks.

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style watch Teen Girl Cut and Style with Astacia: Hair is an important part of the identity and self esteem of a teenage girl, and suggestions from parents are not always welcome. As your teen experiments with hairstyles, there are bound to be mistakes. Astacia recommends giving your teen subtle hairstyle suggestions, but in the end it’s always good to refer to a professional who can make recommendations and comments on hair health and style upkeep. Some things for your teen to consider when looking at hairstyles are: 1. Time. If your teen would rather sleep in than wash, dry and style their hair in the morning you might want to reconsider a high maintenance look, such as bangs. If the bangs are not trimmed often they become sloppy, and they usually take additional time and product to lay just right. 2. Money. Highlights and color are beautiful, but expensive. Is your teen willing to spend their hard earned allowance at the salon every 6-8 weeks for maintenance? Astacia recommends asking for a partial highlight so grow-out is less obvious.

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A pomegranate ME! bath ice cream soak followed by a pomegranate lime sugar scrub, light foot massage, nail shaping and polish. After Jayson treated Yasmine's hair with a protein treatment from Difiaba, he gave her "The Long Layers Cut," and her hair is now smooth and sleak.

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Azura Salon Teen Girl Cut and Style with Jayson Who wouldn’t love to experiment with funky, bright colors? Although many local moms are known to play with pinks, reds and blues in their hair, it is more common for teens to desire the fun color palettes. Jayson at Azura Salon is a master of hair extensions and recommends weaving in pieces of colored extensions throughout the hair for that extra pop, without the damage or fade of traditional dye. For the teen that has already experimented with boxed color or has damage from extensive styling with flat irons, Jayson offers a protein treatment from Difiaba. Jayson’s favorite trends at the moment for teens and young adults are the “A-line Bob,” the "Long Layers Cut,” and the "Ombre Color," where the hair goes from a natural shade and lightens as it lengthens, giving hair a long lasting color.

Jayson’s favorite trends at the moment for teens and young adults are the “A-line Bob,” the "Long Layers Cut,” and the "Ombre Color," where the hair goes from a natural shade and lightens as it lengthens, giving hair a long lasting color.

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Tim cuts Jake's long hair, while Jake enjoys the complete Barber Shop experience, which includes a shoulder massage.

A barbershop is a great place to keep your style fresh and convenient with a walk-in appointment. Bond Street Barber Shop Teen Boy Cut and Style with Tim: A barbershop is a great place to keep your style fresh and convenient with a walk-in appointment. Though typically a place to maintain your short style, Tim the barber says that he sees a variety of lengths throughout the day and all types of styles. Having a barber for your teen boy is a great idea when trying to keep up to date with the latest trends for young men because of the high volume of men that visit the barber's chair. Some popular styles seen recently by Tim are the more traditional “Little Joeys,” parts, comb overs, tapers, “High and Tights,” and “Razor Fades.” Tim is glad that the Justin Bieber hairstyle is being seen less. The Bond Street Barber is also a great place for father/son bonding time. With a game on at all times, plus three beers on tap, and Bloody Marys and Tequila Sunrises offered to dad, it’s a great coming of age experience for any young man. www.bondstreetbarbershop. com

Head lice are parasitic insects that live close to the scalp and feed off of their human host several times a day. They do not carry disease, but are highly contagious and are most common in preschool and elementary school children, who, if infected, are likely to transfer the bugs to their household and families. Head lice move by crawling. They cannot jump or fly and are passed on through close contact of heads or places where heads have been, such as hats, furniture, pillows, jackets and brushes. Personal hygiene, and cleanliness of the home or school have no effect on whether a person is infected or not. www. Treatment is a real process and if not done efficiently and correctly will not cure the problem. Not only do you need a good head lice shampoo, but you are also required to comb out every single individual egg to ensure the lice do not return. Sprout’s Kids Hair Salon offers natural treatment solutionsand a preventative line of kids' hair care products, as well as a discreet and sterile treatment room if you are not confident about getting the job done on your own. Note: Knowledgeable salons and staff are not going to give their customers lice. Knowing what to look for and how to care for and prevent the transmission of lice is the first step in stopping the spread.

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Creative Discipline A mother's perspective By Jacie Ross


ver the years, I have learned a few things about discipline, first as a child, then as the much older sister, and finally as a parent. One of the most vital lessons I've learned is that the purpose of discipline is to teach, not punish. Sometimes discipline involves punishment, particularly when your children are young, but when they become teenagers, getting creative can be far more effective than a simple grounding. Granted, we might want to make them temporarily miserable for one thing or another but in the end, we really want our children to make good choices and grow into productive members of society – and sooner rather than later. So how do you get creative? I follow a few principles when it comes to discipline. First, be consistent. No matter how inconvenient or annoying it is, discipline is most effective when it is consistent. I am not perfect on this, but over the years I have achieved a pretty high level of consistency. Granted, it can be exhausting and untimely, but it is worth the result. The only thing that really makes being consistent “creative” is that most parents simply are not consistent. The second principle is based on the concept that “B” always comes after “A.” My children have responsibilities: Chores. Homework. One of them has job. Their activities come after their responsibilities. My younger son loves to spend time with his friends, and he also has a great distaste for doing his chores. But he knows that “B” always comes after “A,” so the answer is always “no” when his chores aren’t done. It doesn’t stop him from asking but he knows why I say no and he knows what he has to do. This only works because I also follow the consistency principle. The final principle is what truly requires creativity: the discipline always relates in a natural or logical way to the offense. As children mature, the issues you deal with become more complex. For example, an unwanted behavior is often not simply an “obedience” or “forgetfulness” issue like running into the street or leaving the lights on. The problems with teenagers can and often do stem from lack of life experience, fear, unrealistic expectations, emotional issues and self-doubt. When your child refuses to eat anything but peanut butter and white bread at age two, it might be about control but the issue is very different when she is 14 and refuses to eat anything but lettuce and cucumbers. The consequence can’t be the same because the problem is not really the same. Sometimes the teaching (discipline) needed

The creativity comes in finding ways – unique to each child and circumstance – to address the real cause of the unwanted behavior. is helping children learn that they are important, have value and deserve better than the way they have been treating themselves. They have to be taught to value themselves enough to avoid the results of their actions (neglecting homework, drinking alcohol, doing drugs, staying out past curfew, engaging in dangerous behavior, staying in abusive relationships, etc). The creativity comes in finding ways – unique to each child and circumstance – to address the real cause of the unwanted behavior. Often, the problem is the child's lack of understanding of some important “adult sized” issue, and consequently no idea of the repercussions of his or her actions. For example, when one of my sons was caught trading inappropriate picture messages with a girl from school, I did a couple of things. First, I disabled picture messaging on his phone. Second, I assigned him a research and writing project, writing a 1500 word essay on six different ways women are objectified or exploited in our culture and why that is not okay. Because this is discipline and not punishment, I extended this project to his siblings because it is important to me that all of my children understand this issue. There is now a much lower chance that my sons will make the choice to objectify or exploit a girl, or that my daughter will allow that to happen to her, because they truly understand this adult sized issue. When it comes to creativity, we are only limited by our understanding of the core issues our teens deal with. The issues our children face are complex and numerous, but we as parents can help equip our kids to tackle those issues by understanding them ourselves, and then creatively imparting that knowledge to our children in ways they will, hopefully, never forget. July/August 2012 l 29

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As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth

By Lynne Rae Perkins Ry is on a train, traveling toward an archaeological summer camp. Opening a piece of mail from the camp, he discovers en route that the camp has actually been canceled! At the next stop, Ry gets off the train to call home, hoping to figure out what to do next. He can’t get a signal, so he walks a few steps further away…a few more…and soon, his train is pulling away without him. Now, stranded in the middle of nowhere with only a little cash, a cell phone on its last legs, and a pocketknife, Ry needs to rely on the universe to provide him with help. Will the kindness of strangers see him through, or is sheer, dumb luck the more powerful force? This is a great adventure story that will have readers scratching their heads wondering how so many crazy things could happen to one person.

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By Autumn Cornwell Vassar Spore has her entire life planned out, down to the smallest detail. Get all A’s, attend an Ivy League college, and continue along a path with no surprises. That is, until her bohemian grandmother announces a last-minute trip that will take Vassar into the jungles and cities of Southeast Asia instead of enrollment in a summer full of AP-prep courses. How could this have happened—it’s not part of The Plan! Vassar thinks her parents and grandmother are all plotting against her, something to do with a Big Secret. How many biting insects and crazed (yet sort of handsome) Malaysian cowboys will Vassar have to endure before she can get back to her regularly planned life? Cornwell’s story transports the reader to an exciting locale, and teens will be cheering for Vassar as she takes a valuable journey of self-discovery.

The Summer I Learned to Fly

Summer has finally arrived, are you ready for fun with your best 4 legged friend?

Dana Reinhardt Drew spends a lot of time by herself. She hangs out at her mom’s gourmet cheese and fine foods store, she has adventures with her pet rat named Humboldt Fog, and she pores over a book of lists left behind after her father’s death. One day, Humboldt scampers away, causing Drew to run into a new boy in town. Emmett is slightly older, doesn’t share much about himself, and has a mysterious quest—to discover magical hot springs outside San Francisco. Drew packs up her rat and grabs some cheese, ready to sneak away and travel with Emmett (without her mother’s knowledge). Risks, secrets, friends, family, crushes—the author touches on all these aspects of adolescence, making this a very relatable coming-of-age story.

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ne of the wonderful things about books is that they age so well; sure, some have dated ideas or information that's no longer relevant, but a great story is timeless. I often return to my favorite childhood authors when reading to my own kids – Maurice Sendak, Arnold Lobel, Virginia Lee Burton, and so many others – but I also try to seek out new titles, because I never know what might be the next favorite in our house. These three recently published books each offer their own kind of joy, so try something new Inner box = Live Area and one Outercheck box = Finished Size out today!

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By Josh Selig I often resist "lesson"-oriented books, but this one makes its point with a gentle touch and keeps the story as the main focus. This is the first book published by the Little Light Foundation, a charity whose mission is to teach conflict resolution and mutual respect to children around the world, which is a goal I don't mind promoting! Featuring two arboreal critters, Red and Yellow, this book demonstrates how friends can solve their problems in a mutually satisfying way. The story and illustrations are simple, sweet, and funny, and the message will be easy for kids of all ages to understand.

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By Martine Audet Illustrated by Luc Melanson Reading this story, I was struck by the poetic language, and was thus not surprised to learn that the author is, in fact, a poet. Martin sits at his desk on the first day of school, daydreaming, recalling happy memories, missing the times and places that created them. Caught being "on the moon" by his new teacher, Martin is first embarrassed but then shares his thoughts, which are embraced by both the teacher and students. The author's words are lovely and profound, yet accessible to young children. They evoke detailed images that bring the reader right into Martin's thoughts, befitting the author's beautiful description of poetry as "words that paint pictures in your mind and make music in your heart." 541-322-2399

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o you remember when penmanship was its own school subject? Handwriting was taught with precision, and points were taken off for illegible writing. Now, however, writing is often encouraged before children learn the mechanics of penmanship; we are so excited to see our young children write about their experiences that we may neglect to teach the skills necessary for legible and efficient writing. If you were building a house, you might be more eager to pick out colors and tile than spend lots of energy ensuring the foundation had no cracks, but building a strong foundation is imperative for academic ease, confidence, and success when it comes to handwriting. 34 l July/August 2012

THE COMPONENTS OF HANDWRITING Learning to write is a major milestone, allowing children to see their thoughts come to life on paper. When we look at the components of writing, we must start with hand strength and fine motor skills, the prerequisites for pencil control. Pencil grips progress from a gross or “large� motor skill guided by the shoulder, to a finer motor skill using only the hand, and then to isolating the fingers. If this last step is missed, children end up writing with their whole hand or even arm, which leads to tiring writing and complaints of fatigue. In order to understand correct letter formation, children must have good body awareness of where they are in space. Top to bottom and left to right formation should always be emphasized when learning letters. Next, they need spatial awareness, or understanding where their bodies are in relationship to other objects or people. They must first be able to have this awareness on a large scale (not bumping into other kids in line) to be able to reproduce it on a small scale (keeping space between their words and not crowding them). Being able to judge the spacing between words and within lines requires intact visual perceptual skills, so the visual and motor systems must work together for children to learn to form letters and sentences correctly. When we skip steps and encourage children to write prematurely, we can encourage poor habits that will slow them down later. Laborious writing catches up to children, especially by 3rd or 4th grade when they're expected to write more. Several of the children I've worked with have admitted that they shrank their elaborate stories in their head so they could write less. We can encourage our children to become storytellers, and then help them become writers by recording their dictated stories for them to copy. This way we are not overloading them with the

ages + stages task of thinking about letter formation while trying to learn the skill of planning and organizing their thoughts into a story. There are many activities that can help build the foundational skills for writing. Neat handwriting is a process that requires many developmental skills including fine motor, visual, body awareness, and cognitive planning skills. Your child may already enjoy many of the following activities that help encourage the hand development necessary for good handwriting. Upper Body Strength: Strength in the arms and trunk comes before development of the smaller muscles of the wrists and hands. A strong trunk assists the child in maintaining good sitting posture, and strong shoulders and arms offer a more stable base for the hands. 1. Hit the playground! - climbing ladders, hanging from bars, monkey bars

2. Wheelbarrow walking, crab walking, (weight on hands is key) 3. Yoga - downward dog, planks or side planks 4. Ball Skills - throwing, catching, bouncing, target practice 5. Twister - get the whole family involved Hand Preparation: Sensory input can help “wake up the hands.” Playing in materials that give strong tactile input can increase awareness of hand and finger movement. 1. Finding hidden toys in rice, beans, lentils 2. Playing in a sandbox or sand table 3. Water play - use lots of measuring cups, turkey basters for squeezing 4. Sensory Play (ideal for summer outdoor play) - make shapes in shaving cream or finger paint, learn letters in these fun materials 5. Cooking - kneading dough, husking corn

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M a n i p u lat i o n Skills: It is important for young children to have many opportunities to spend time with manipulative tasks. Use of a writing utensil before the hand is ready can result in a poor pencil grip. In preparation for writing the hand must develop: 1) Arches (cave in palm of hand); 2) Wrist extension (holding wrist cocked up); 3) Skill side of hand (orienting activities toward thumb, index and middle fingers; 4) Web space (forming an “O� with the thumb and index fingers). To strengthen full hand grasp:

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1. Legos - promote grip strength and arches in hand 2. Pop Beads - small one-inch pop beads will work this area best 3. Magz- building toys such as zoobs, space links, and magnetic magz are all great since they require push-pull with effort by the skill side of hand Two Handed Activities: It is important for children to do activities that involve both sides of the body at the same time, called bilateral integration. 1. Most art projects - building, tearing, cutting, assembling 2. Stringing beads or macaroni 3. Knitting, weaving, braiding for crafts, bracelets, potholders, etc. Pre-Writing Skills: In preparation for writing letters, children must first learn to draw shapes. It is important to emphasize top to bottom and left to right when having children imitate, trace or copy shapes. 1. Draw shapes in shaving cream, finger paint, or sand 2. Draw shapes on a chalkboard - provides better resistance than dry erase. 3. Form shapes with playdough, pipecleaners, wicky sticks 4. Mazes and connect the dots - help develop pencil control before

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the cognitive challenge of forming letters is added 5. Sidewalk chalk - trace their whole body and decorate. Also, don’t throw away those broken pieces of crayon or chalk. Their small size helps promote a good grip as they don’t allow a fisted grasp or a closed web space.

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Planting Seeds of Memories Honoring the past, with eyes to the future Story and Photography By Kimberly Teichrow


ave you ever had someone bless you with a gift so huge, you simply didn’t know how to say thank you? Our family adventure to Alaska was just that, but this is not an article about Alaska. It’s not even about how to travel with children. Really – it’s my lesson in appreciating and honoring memories that will affect untold generations of our family. As we rush through life, how often do we take time to reflect on our past, as well as plant seeds of memories for our children to take into their future? What memories will churn in their heads as they teach their own children about family, about legacy? 38 l July/August 2012

As with many families, ours comes with a rich history. As a child, visits to my maternal grandparents' house always included anecdotes from their younger years – some story about Grandpa Miff growing up in Hawaii, or Grandma Nancy’s adventures in Montana. Fortunately, grandpa was a writer and publisher who was ahead of his day in terms of computers, and published an extensive family history. He created, in book form, a map of past generations, documented for my children to discover and enjoy. It included the stories I’d always heard about – and now, as an adult, I am so grateful he took the time to do it.

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What a gift When my grandpa passed away, it felt monumental. The family suffered a collective loss of the man who held the key not only to many pieces of our own family’s history, but to world history as well. Reading his first-hand account of the Pearl Harbor attacks as a resident of Oahu is a treat for history and WWII buffs alike. How lucky we are to possess his memories in a form that we can share with the next generation. It has certainly instilled in me a drive to document my own experiences so my children can share and pass them along to their own kids. And, no surprise, it is a driving force in my own journey with photography. When grandpa’s estate was settled, my mom tucked away a “Travel Fund” – an incredible and lasting gift from Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Miff. It is a way for our generation to create experiences together that will surely live long in the hearts of my brothers and my children. It’s been saved for years, waiting for the cousins to be old enough to really enjoy and appreciate (and remember) our adventures. I never would have guessed our first big trip would reinforce and provide reminders to honor the past, as we create experiences with the next generation. In sorting through some boxes of family memorabilia last winter, my mother came across a journal of her grandmother’s from a 1925 cruise through Southeast Alaska, and a small packet of souvenir photographs from Sitka – the departure city of our cruise. We were able to create our own modern day memories on this incredible adventure, while reading through and having the kids imagine their great grandmother Nancy as an 8 year old girl, experiencing the very same thing for herself, and what that journey must have been like in 1925. The journal referenced on several occasions how Nancy received adoring attention from staff and fellow cruisemates alike, and I can’t help but draw the same parallels with our own journey. The five cousins were, indeed, adored and cared for by the entire village of our cruise – staff and fellow cruisemates alike.

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husband and Sarah took pictures of everything in sight. Sister-inlaw Beth was always ready with a project for idle hands, and I got to explore tide pools with all of them. I loved observing and photographing each member of our family soak in Lindblad’s Expedition’s Southeast Alaskan adventure. During breakfast and lunch we spread out, visiting and dining with the other guests, but every evening we’d come together at our very own tables for dinner, feast like kings and share our day’s highlights. Coming home from any vacation can be a bit of an adjustment, trying to hold on to memories and the relaxed pace of being away. Oftentimes it can feel like the vacation never happened as you jump back into mundane tasks like housecleaning and grocery shopping. For me, after this adventure in particular, I know we’ve just come away from an experience that will live long in our family history. And even more endearing, I know my kids and their cousins feel the same way. Thanks grandma and grandpa. It was worth every penny.

Creating memories The prospect of creating a “forever memory” can be daunting. I find it important, however, to simply provide the occasion and framework for our family to enjoy. I can then document the adventure through photography and journaling, and share the experience to inspire other families to honor their own sense of history. While I am grateful for our epic journey to Alaska, the shared time and experiences with my mom, brother and our families could have been accomplished at a weekend retreat, camping in the woods, or overnights at Grandma’s house. Shared experiences help to build your family foundation, strengthening the bonds and connections not only with your own children, but throughout your extended family. Take the time to plant seeds of memories, and be sure to enjoy, document, and share.


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Fruit Inspired Summer Meals with a Twist By Jason Knight Photography By Gneel Costello

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Pan-Seared Halibut with a Smoked Jalapeno & Pineapple, Strawberry, Lime, and Cilantro Salsa Directions: 1. Marinate the Fish: Take the fish and cut it into portion sizes. Place the fish in a Ziploc bag, drizzle with 1½ Tbls. olive oil, ¼ cup of the chopped cilantro, a pinch or 2 of cumin, and salt and pepper. Work it around a bit in the bag, roll it up and seal. Place in the fridge till you are ready to cook. (Don’t forget how delicate fish can be, so when you are handling it be gentle, and keep it cold until you are ready to cook.) 2. Make the Salsa: To smoke the pineapple and jalapeno, soak a few wood chips and set your BBQ to medium. Using tin foil to create a little bowl, place the chips inside for an instant smoker. Cut the pineapple into some nice spears and rub both the jalapeno and the pineapple with a bit of olive oil and place on the outer edge of the grill. Turn it down to low to smoke. Dice strawberries, red onion, green onions, avocado, smoked pineapple and jalapeno, then combine with the remaining cilantro and juice of 1 lime. (I like to place everything in a strainer as I dice it. Fruit salsa can become pretty “soupy.”) 3. Cook the Fish: For pan seared fish, get your pan nice and hot over medium-high heat. Add about 1 Tbls. each of butter and olive oil to the pan, let it melt and get hot, but be careful that it does not burn. Place your fish in the pan; it should make a nice sizzling sound. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Once fish is browned, place it in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for another 4 to 5 minutes to cook through. 4. Serve, topped with salsa. Delicious over jasmine rice or in a warm tortilla.

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Share inspiration. Strawberry, Raspberry and Rhubarb Crumble What You Need: ❏ 2 cups fresh-diced rhubarb (halved) ❏ 1 cup fresh raspberries ❏ 2 cups chopped rhubarb ❏ 1 cup sugar ❏ zest and juice of 1 lemon ❏ ½ cup ground tapioca ❏ ½ cup unbleached flour ❏ stick of butter (very cold) ❏ ¼ cup of nuts (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 2. Prepare the fruit: Cut the rhubarb into ½ inch cubes then sauté in a hot pan with a little olive oil and ¼ cup of sugar for 2 or 3 minutes until it starts to soften up. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice,

and then set aside. Let it cool for a minute and then add your raspberries and strawberries. (Leave raspberries whole and halve your strawberries.) Add another ¼ cup sugar and stir. 3. Crumble: Mix the remaining sugar with flour, tapioca and little cubes of chilled butter. Mix with your fingers until it’s the consistency of cornmeal. Add nuts. 4. Fill a baking dish, ramekin or cocotte (as pictured) with the prepared fruit and add the topping. 5. Place on a baking sheet and cover with foil . 6. Bake for 25 minutes covered and 5 minutes uncovered. 7. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Sunday Family Dinner Night Out A review of Cascade Lakes Lodge By Kristi Simmons-Knight


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unday family dinner night is a tradition in our family. This is the night where we all sit down to a fabulously prepared meal, whether we go out or stay in. As a family, we take our time and don’t rush through the meal, we catch up on each other’s week and make plans for the next, listen to our children tell stories, and we all laugh a lot. Luckily, in Central Oregon there are a few restaurants that cater to a Sunday family dinner night with “kids eat free” offers. For our most recent Sunday dinner we headed out to Cascade Lakes Lodge, where kids 8 years and under are “on the house.” Cascade Lakes Lodge is one of five locally owned pubs created by the owners of The Cascade Lakes Brewery, where the entire lineup of local handcrafted beers can be sampled on tap. Our evening out with the family was not going to include alcoholic beverages, but the traditional pub fare and lodge atmosphere was appealing to us as a place to take kids. The décor of Cascade Lakes Lodge is a local sports theme and includes Mt. Bachelor ski passes from seasons past displayed on some of the tables, while vintage skis, paddles and snowshoes hung on the walls. A few flat screen TVs played a muted sports game in the dining area and a cozy brick fireplace sits in the center, separating the bar from the family friendly dining. The kids were really excited about the classic arcade games in the entrance that included Galaga, Ms. Pac Man and Centipede. The menu features traditional pub favorites like BBQ pulled pork sliders, hot wings, oyster shooters, a nice selection of 6 oz. burgers

family table which are 100% NW chuck (never frozen), and sandwiches and wraps that include a few vegetarian options, like marinated portobello. The menu also has some surprising entrees not normally offered on a pub menu, creating more variety for a family hoping to please all. Yakisoba, crab and bay shrimp enchiladas, shrimp linguine, Hawaiian style short ribs and chicken pot pie give the menu a well rounded offering of all types of fare. The children’s menu was on a coloring sheet that came with crayons and offered a good variety of kid favorites. For my meal I decided on the tri-tip steak salad, served with mesquite grilled tri-tip steak (medium was my preference), field greens with toasted almonds, shaved red onions, craisins, bleu cheese crumbles, and julienned roasted red peppers. The steak was perfectly medium, pink on the inside, tender and juicy. My husband opted for the special of the night, which was prime rib with vegetables and choice of side (he chose mashed potatoes). He was really impressed with the au jus and huge portions, and pleased that the vegetables were fresh: roasted carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash, buttered and seasoned with herbs. My two oldest boys ordered burgers and fries. The buns looked to be fresh baked locally and were served just as they ordered them (they held most of the vegetables). My two youngest children wanted macaroni and cheese with apples, and it was the their favorite kind, Kraft. Although I appreciate a good homemade macaroni and cheese, my kids always prefer the boxed variety. For a family of six we kept the bill under $60 (not including tip), with our two youngest eating for free! Eating with kids can be challenging, but the service was outstanding, the food came out quickly, was perfect when presented, and the server was very accommodating of drink refills and the needs of our entire family. The whole dining experience was enjoyable, and the children were content and happy. Cascade Lakes Lodge is not the only family friendly restaurant in Bend that offers “kids eat free.” Some other places to try for your family's Sunday night out are 900 Wall, Zydeco, and the Long Board Louie’s Eastside location.

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s our children enter adolescence, it is easy to be distracted by the increasing demands from school, athletic activities, friends, and the rapid changes that our kids are constantly confronting. Your family’s pediatrician is a source of information for both child and parent, and plays an important role in helping children take more responsibility for their health and learn to communicate effectively with health care providers. When your child is about 12 years old, your pediatrician will begin asking if you will step out of the room for a short period of time. This allows your adolescent privacy during the physical exam, and provides an opportunity to ask questions that he or she may have been self-conscious about discussing in front of you. It is not a requirement to leave the room, but if your teen is comfortable with being alone with the doctor, it does allow your child to take on a small amount of independence. You will be encouraged to come back into the room afterward to discuss any questions or issues that may have come up in the discussion between your doctor and teen. A general exam which includes a complete physical exam and mental health screening is recommended annually for every child. An annual check-up also satisfies the school sports physical requirement. You should bring the school form to your child’s visit. Most offices also have copies of the form, so ask for one if you forget to bring it. In addition to the general physical exam, routine gynecologic exams are recommended for any sexually active teenager. By routine exam, I am referring to a brief visual exam and screening for common STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. Routine PAP smears to test for cervical cancer are no longer recommended until the age of 21, as the false positive rate in adolescents is high. In addition, STD screening can be done with a urine test or self-administered swab. Adolescent girls often will not receive a full pelvic exam until they reach 21 years of age. Of course, if your teen is experiencing pel-

health + wellness vic or abdominal pain, irregular periods, or becomes pregnant, she will need a gynecologic exam sooner. Adolescent boys should also receive routine genital exams. In fact, a brief genital exam should be a part of the annual well child visit, though children should never be forced to have this exam if they are too uncomfortable. The male exam is focused on checking for an inguinal hernia, which is a swelling in the groin area that can be quite painful. Physicians are also checking to make sure that both testicles have descended properly into the scrotum and that the testicles are symmetric, without swelling or pain. Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor in the young adult male and can be detected with a testicular exam. Hernias can be quite painful and limit or significantly affect sports performance. The annual exam will be much more productive if your adolescent comes prepared. I encourage parents and patients to write down any questions they may have, as it is easy to forget them while you are at the doctor’s office. Discussing the physical exam with your children and asking if they have any anxiety about the genital exam is also recommended. They may want you to stay for the exam, or wait outside. Having that choice gives them some power over their doctor’s visit and can decrease anxiety over the exam. Nutritional needs for teenagers are not radically different from other age groups or adults. Five servings of fruits and vegetables daily are important, as well as at least one hour of physical activity. All teenagers should receive the recommended immunizations, and currently, that means a lot of shots! All adolescents should receive a tetanus booster combined with pertussis, the meningococcal vaccine, and the HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine. Recommendations have changed in the past five years from one varicella vaccine to two, and many teenagers have not received the second varicella vaccine. Hepatitis A (a 2-dose vaccine) is also recommended in Oregon, and is currently given before age two. However, many teenagers have not received both doses. Adolescence is a time of transition. Our kids are growing up and expanding their world. Learning to communicate with their doctor and take care of their health is a skill they will use for a lifetime.



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Teen Health: Your Child's Rights Chaperones: A teen is always entitled to have a second person present in the room for gynecological or genital exams. While all doctors know this, they don't always offer to bring another person (such as a nurse) into the room since it takes extra time. Confidentiality and Consent: While minors do not have all of the same rights as adults when it comes to health care, they can start to take charge of their own medical decisions during their early teen years. In Oregon, teens can consent for mental health and substance abuse care at age 14, for any medical care at age 15, and for care related to sexual health at any age. That means they can also request that their medical records remain confidential (including confidentiality from their parents). July/August 2012 l 51

School’s Out for Summer How Teens Spend Their Days By Caitlin Richmond Photography By Gneel Costello


or teens throughout the country, summer primarily means one thing: No School! This is no exception for teenagers in Central Oregon, but some might wonder how kids in smaller cities like Bend choose to spend their free time.

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education For parents, it can be hard to remember what it was like to be a 16-year-old Shayna Peery expressed similar feelings. teenager in the summer. You want your kids to spend their time well, “I miss seeing my friends at school, but I don’t miss being in but you also know that it is important for them to unwind from the school,” she said. school year. But is it really okay if they sleep until noon every day? For 13-year-old Henry Hochschild, a typical day looks like this: And how do you know that they are being safe while having fun? He wakes up around noon and calls his friends to find out what I spoke to a number of Bend they’re doing. He might go over teens to find out how they are to a friend’s house, or they might spending their time. Some of meet up at Starbucks or McDontheir answers were obvious, ald’s. They figure out something and others were more unexfun to do, Hochschild checks in pected. with his mom Melissa to let her The unsurprising answers: know what his plans are, he and -15-year-old Khaida Gordon, teenagers like to hang out with his friends do their fun activity, sophomore at Bend High School and then he heads home at the their friends. The one downside to summer vacation, howend of the day. ever, is the absence of a built-in opportunity to see friends daily (at “It’s pretty fun to go to the Lair,” Hochschild said. “I like to ride my school). bike a lot.” The Lair is a free-ride mountain biking area near Cascade “It’s harder to make plans with friends, and I don’t get to see them Lakes Highway for bikers who like more extreme terrain with lots of every day,” said 15-year-old Khaida Gordon, who will be a sopho- jumps and turns. more at Bend High School. “A lot of my friends live in Sunriver or on Hochschild is not the only one who enjoys spending lots of time the East side of town, and I live on the West side.” outside in the summer.

“It’s harder to make plans with friends, and I don’t get to see them every day. A lot of my friends live in Sunriver or on the East side of town, and I live on the West side.”








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“I’m looking forward to getting outside and getting more exercise,” said Katie Nye, 18. “There’s lots of hiking and biking trails around here.” One favorite outdoor location is Pilot Butte. While some teens take time to decompress from school, others keep just as busy during the summer as they were throughout the school year. 14-year-old Peter Biskup and his 12-year-old brother Sam, for example, spend a lot of the summer working on 4-H projects to enter in the Deschutes County Fair. Peter noted that, contrary to what many people think, 4-H involves a lot more than just animals. At their most recent meeting, they worked on embroidery pieces along with 15-year-old Mikayla Mormance, her 12-year-old brother AJ, and their friend 14-year-old Katherine Anderson. Mikayla takes classes at Redmond Proficiency Academy, but the others are homeschooled. “It’s easier for us to meet together because we have more time,” Mikayla said. “We can meet whenever we want.” Entering things into the fair is a multi-step process, and involves much more than simply completing a project. Because there are so many different activities encompassed by 4-H, there are multiple clubs, each with a unique focus. Members will usually work on their projects at their club meetings, but they must also fulfill certain prerequirements before they can enter anything. According to the Deschutes 4-H website, members must complete community service, attend an educational event related to their club, keep a record book of their projects and have it be approved, and show advancement, if possible. There are set guidelines for the record books, but everything else is up to club members. “The record books are my least favorite part of 4-H,” AJ said. “But no one is just doing it for the heck of it—we are doing it because it’s fun.” But even though the Biskup boys have a busy summer, they still find time to do something almost everyone in Bend enjoys: floating the river. On any nice day you are sure to see people slowly making their way down the Deschutes, and teens are no exception. “I love going to the river to float,” Gordon said. She said she usually starts at Columbia Park or McKay Park. Some teenagers are looking for more excitement than a slow trip

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While some teens take time to decompress from school, others keep just as busy during the summer as they were throughout the school year. down the Deschutes, and they have several options in the general area, although they need to be willing to drive a bit. “We like to go white water rafting on the Umpqua River or the McKenzie River,” Sam said. “I also like to go swimming at the first street rapids.” Other teens are happy with something a little tamer however, and Bend offers several places where they can hang out without getting bored. “I go to the Old Mill,” said 14-year-old Amy Nye. “There are places to walk around, places to sit down, and you’re close to the river trail and the [Les Schwab] Amphitheater.” Both Amy and her sister Katie also like to go window shopping in the Old Mill. Many parents might think that teenagers spend the whole summer just hanging out, but more than a few will be working. For teens who aren’t 16, finding a job can be more difficult and depends mostly on who they or their parents know. Gordon will be working at Jackson’s Corner, which her step-dad co-owns. “This will be the first summer I’ve worked, but I’m looking forward to it,” she said. Hochschild will be working at the farmers market, and he also volunteers at the High Desert Museum, where his mom is the Vice President of Communications and Visitor Services. “I’m looking forward to it a lot,” he said. “It’s always fun to have money, and I figure I should get used to having a job now because it will help me in the future.” Parents may wonder what their kids are doing with all their free time, and while teens aren’t always productive, it's important that they have time to do what they want. Some may choose to spend their summers learning new skills and participating in sports or other activities, while others just want to take advantage of the great summer weather and spend time with their friends.

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Building Early Literacy Skills Easy at-home activities

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ll across the high desert, parents are preparing to send their young children off to Kindergarten this fall. It can be an exciting and overwhelming time. Some parents may be wondering if their child is ready to be successful in school. Strong literacy skills in early childhood are very important for future school success. Research demonstrates that children who start school with strong literacy skills outperform their peers throughout the school years, and go on to have higher educational attainment and earn higher incomes (Barnett & Ackerman, 2006).

Early literacy skills include: • Letter and sound recognition • Phonemic awareness • Print Concepts • Sight Words It is easy for parents to enhance their child’s early literacy skills. 56 l July/August 2012

Here are some fun activities that parents can use this summer to build their child’s pre-reading skills and increase overall literacy development.

Letter/Sound Recognition Bingo

Supplies: alphabet poster, set of alphabet cards, marker Choose a letter and mark it on the alphabet poster. Child randomly takes alphabet cards. Child looks at the card and says the name of the letter and the letter sound. Then the child places the card on the poster. Keep playing until the child draws the winning letter. Letter Match

Supplies: baby food jars (or pill bottles or yogurt cups), bag of small items Write the uppercase letter on the lid and lower case letter on the jar. Child matches the uppercase and lowercase letters. Then pull

education out a bag of items and take out one item at a time. For example, take out a bow. Say bow. Say bbbb....what letter sound do you hear at beginning of bow? Say bbbb...what is the name of the letter that makes that sound? Give the item to the child to put into the correct container. Letter Puzzle

Match upper and lower case letters, abc puzzles, alphabet memory cards Alphabet Books

Check out alphabet books from the library on topics that are of interest to your child Educational Videos

Leapfrog videos, Phonics Farm, and Letter Factory Alphabet Songs

Sing abcs while pointing to each letter on an alphabet poster

Phonemic Awareness: Segmenting Hidden Letters

Supplies: letter beads, string Give your child a few letter beads and a piece of string. Say a word very slowly. Have your child string the letters in order, first, next, and last. For example, give the child the letters t, n, e, o. Very slowly say the words t-e-n, n-e-t, n-o-t, o-n. When you say the sounds have your child find the letter that matches that sound and place it on the string. Supplies: pie tin, magnetic letters Give your child magnetic letters. Say a word very slowly. Have your child attach letters on the pie tin in the correct order.

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education until your child recognizes the word. This game can be played with many variations. Guess the toy

Gather some of your child’s toys in a group. Say the name of a toy very slowly at first, and then faster and faster until your child correctly guesses the name of the toy you are saying. Play I Spy

Pick an object in the room, for example, a fan. Say the word very slowly, fff-aaa-nnn, and then faster and faster until the child correctly guess what object you are looking at.

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Check out books from the library with topics of interest to your child, such as sharks, Barbies, etc. While reading, point to each word as you say it. This teaches one-to-one correspondence, reading from the top down and from left to right. Teach your child to turn the page for you once your finger has touched the last word on the page. Ask your child to point to the first word that you need to read when the page is turned. Point out individual letters that make up words and individual words that are separated by spaces. Sight Words

Supplies: 3x5 cards, easy readers Check out an easy reader from the library. It should be a book with large pictures and only a few words on each page. The words should be short and repeated frequently throughout the book. Copy the sentences from the book, writing each word on a separate 3x5 card. Have your child put the words in order to match the sentence in the book.

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Once your child has mastered the letter sounds, understands how to blend, and knows a few sight words, it is time to actually teach your child to read. From here on, there is no substitute for an easy reading book, parental guidance and help when your child gets stuck, and lots of patience!

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Nikki Quarles at Tangerine Tangerine Salon, Bend 602.400.4813 Sprouts Kid’s Salon 1444 NW College Way, Suite 6, Bend 541.382.0055

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classes for kids +teens dance

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917 NE 8th St Bend, OR 97701 541-322-0807 Gotta Dance! is an award winning studio for ages 3-adult for beginners through competition level dancers. We offer classes in tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, musical theater, mom and me, and acro-dance. At Gotta Dance!, we create a warm and welcoming learning environment that is both challenging as well as FUN!

Terpsichorean Dance Studio 1601 Northwest Newport Ave. Bend, OR 97701-1570 541.389.5351

The Terpsichorean Dance Studio has offered a safe, nurturing and creative environment for Central Oregon children for 35 years. Our age appropriate curriculums, and quality and caring faculty, create quality technique and fun at every age.

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music Cascade School of Music 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend 541.382.6866

community resources Bend Moms for Moms CASA of Central Oregon 1130 NW Harriman St Ste 122, Bend Deschutes County 1300 NW Wall Street, Ste. 200 Bend, OR 97701 Deschutes County Health Services 1300 NW Wall Street, Ste. 200, Bend 541.322.7400 Deschutes Public Library Downtown Bend 601 N.W. Wall Street,Bend 541.617.7050 East Bend 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend 541.330.3760 La Pine 16425 1st St. 
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 Kids Center 1375 NW Kingston Avenue, Bend 541.383.5958 The Center Foundation 2200 NE Neff Rd. Ste 200, Bend 541.382.3344 Saving Grace 1425 NW Kingston Avenue, Bend 541.389.7021

volunteers Campfire USA Central Oregon 541.382.4682

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family fun Seventh Mountain Resort 18575 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 877.765.1501 Sun Country Tours 531 Southwest 13th Street, Bend 541.382.6277

health + exercise classes Jazzercise Downtown Bend-United Methodist Church 541.280.5653 Bend NE/Empire-Get a Move on Studio 541.241.4901 Redmond-Wagner's Square 541.923.6265

martial arts Smith Martial Arts 63027 Plateau Dr. #4, Bend 541.610.2366

personal training Travel-iN Fitness Bend 541.977.1981

weight loss Jayne A. Root ViSalus Independent Distributor 303.249.4796

yoga Barre 3 70 SW Century Drive, Suite #140 Bend, OR 97702 541.323.2828 barre3 classes combine the grace of the ballet barre with the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates. They are set to an upbeat soundtrack and follow a vigorous pace moving through a sequence of postures designed to shape and lift the entire body. Groove Yoga 1740 Pence Lane suite 3, bend 541.706.9288 Yoga of Bend Bend 541.318.1186

health care acupuncture Healing Response Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine 362 NE Clay Ave, Bend 541.390.8184 1011 Desperado Trail, Suite 202, Sisters 541.647.1217

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craniosacral therapy Healing Waters Therapy 541.390.2037

family medicine The Center 2200 NE Neff Rd. Ste 200, Bend 541.382.3344 333 NW Larch, Redmond 541.504.5609 BMC Main Clinic 1501 NE Medical Center Dr., Bend 866.553.4900 or 541.382.4900 BMC Westside Clinic 1080 SW Mt. Bachelor Dr., Bend 866.553.4900 or 541.382.4900 BMC Redmond Clinic 865 SW Veterans Way, Redmond 866.553.4900 or 541.382.4900 Mosaic Medical Bend Clinic – 541.383.3005 Crook County Clinic – 541.447.0707 Madras Clinic - 541-475-7800 Prineville Clinic – 541.447.0707

homeopathic/naturopathic physicians Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, LLC 39 NW Louisiana Ave., Bend, OR 97701 541 330-0334 Hawthorn Healing Arts Center is an integrated and multidisciplinary health center located downtown Bend, that offers primary-care holistic medicine with an emphasis on education and personal growth. We offer Naturopathic medicine, women's health, pediatric and family medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, reflexology, counseling and life coaching. Additionally, we house a dedicated classroom for community education and wellness programs, as well as a retail store for supplements, herbs, and inspirational books and gifts.

hospitals St. Charles Bend/Redmond 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend 541.382.4321 1253 N. Canal Boulevard, Redmond 541.548.8131

immediate care/urgent care BMC Urgent Care Clinics 1080 SW Mt. Bachelor Drive Bend 541.550.4411 1501 NE Medical Center Drive, Bend 541.317.4555 865 SW Veteran's Way, Redmond 541.550.4602

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St. Charles Immediate Care corner of 27th and Neff, Bend 541.706.3700

Baby Phases Tot 2 Teen 759 NE Greenwood Ave Ste 1 541.389.3549

The Center NOW Care (Neuro & Ortho Walk-in Clinic) 2200 NE Neff Rd. Ste 200, Bend 541.322.CARE

Indoor Play Areas Bouncing Off the Wall 1134 SE Centennial Ct, Bend 541.306.4214

pediatric dentistry Bluefish Dental 2565 NE Butler Market Road, Bend 1429 SW 15th, Redmond 541.317.1887

online resources RelyLocal 541.647.6370

pediatricians BMC Westside Clinic 1080 SW Mt. Bachelor Drive 866.553.4900 or 541.382.4900

Parenting Resources parenting classes Family Resource Center of Central Oregon 1130 NW Harriman St. Suite B, Bend 541.389.5468

pediatric health care Juniper Ridge Clinic 2275 NE Dr Suite 8, Bend 541. 385.5515

Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165

Mosaic Medical 409 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend 541.383.3005 Crook County Clinic School-Based Health Center 757 NE 1st St, Prineville 541.447.0707 910 SW Hwy 97, Suite 101, Madras 541.475.7800 375 NW Beaver St, Suite 10, Prineville 541.447.0707

parent groups La Leche League of Bend Moms Club of Bend Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Bend Church of the Nazarene Westside Church, Bend

orthodontics Struble Orthodontics 1475 SW Chandler Ave., Suite 202, Bend 541.848.6642

Motherwise Community Birth Center

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Bend Birth Center, Childbirth Education Classes 375 NE Franklin Avenue, Bend 541.749.4660

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Baldy’s BBQ Redmond: 950 SW Veteran’s Hwy 541.923.BBQ1

Motherwise Community Birth Center 541.318.6961

Brother Jon’s 1227 NW Galveston Ave, Bend 541.306.3321

St. Charles Medical Center 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend 541.382.4321

El Burrito 335 NE Dekalb, Bend 541.382.2177

doulas Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165

pregnancy + birthcare Bend Birth Center, Childbirth Education Classes 375 NE Franklin Ave., Bend 541.749.4660 Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165 Motherwise Community Birth Center 541.318.6961 St. Charles Bend/Redmond 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend 541.382.4321 1253 N. Canal Boulevard, Redmond 541.548.8131

surrogacy Greatest Gift Surrogacy Center NW 16004 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Suit 104, Sherwood 503.925.4541



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Residential and Commercial Becky Breeze, Principal Broker 541-408-1107 384 SW Upper Terrace Ste. 201 Bend, OR 97702

preschools/pre-k education cont. Deschutes River Montessori School Located in the Old Mill District 520 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 624, Bend 541.633.7299 Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool 2689 NW Crossing Dr., Bend 541.390.0396 Mudpies and Lullabies 1735 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend 541.317.0644              School of Enrichment North Campus: Cascades Academy 2150 NE Studio Road #2, Bend 541.771.1257 South Campus: 20328 Sonata Way, Bend 541.771.1257

Muffin Tops and Pie Holes 541.788.0020

schools music education Cascade School of Music 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend 541.382.6866


family restaurants

Baldy’s BBQ Westside: 235 SW Century, Bend 541.385.RIBS Eastside: 2670 NE Hwy 20, suite 720 541.388.4BBQ

Sweetpeas & Buttercups 20610 Mary Way, Bend 541.383.1606

preschools/pre-k education

The Village Preschool SW Bend 541.306.3042

Aspen Academy

Valhalla Heights Neighborhood 541.231.9845

private schools Cascades Academy 2150 NE Studio Road, Suite 2, Bend 541.382.0699

Aspen Academy offers individualized and enriching learning for 2.5 to 5 year olds. Our eco-healthy certified school provides a unique urban farming experience. Enrolling now!

Eastmont Community School 62425 Eagle Road, Bend 541.382.2049

Bend Montessori School

524 NW Lava Road In Bend’s historic downtown neighborhood 541.389.9307 Welcoming children since 1999. Morning Montessori preschool for children 3 years through kindergarten. For the love of learning through our senses ~ respecting ourselves, others and our environment ~ practicing kindness, courtesy and manners. Call to visit our peaceful classroom.

The Village Preschool

• Yoga for children • Full and part time openings • 1:6 World Curriculum ratio & small group activities • Unique, culturally diverse curriculum • Highly qualified • teachers Yoga forwith children related degrees • Serving ages 2-6

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2150 NE Studio Rd., Bend 541.617.0434 Bloom Children’s Center 21327 Livingston Dr., Bend 541.306.4592

Crawmer’s Critterz Preschool Bend 541.330.1347

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Morningstar Christian School 19741 Baker Rd., Bend 541.382.5091 St Francis School 2450 NE 27th St., Bend 541.382.4701 Trinity Lutheran School 2550 NE Butler Market Rd., Bend 541.382.1850

19808 SW Powers Road, Bend 541.306.3042

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schools cont.

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The Waldorf School of Bend 19888 Rocking Horse Rd., Bend 541.330.8841

tutoring To arrange a tour or enroll call: 541.306.3042 or e-mail us at: Bend Learning Center To find out moreSW visit: Columbia St. Suite 404

140, Bend 541.383.3208 Cornerstone Tutors Debbie D. Loudermilk - founder 1550 NE Wlliamson Blvd., Bend 541.280.3224



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children’s clothing

Stone Soup

1740 NW Pence Lane #4 Bend 541.323.7117 Reduce, Reuse, Restyle! Stone Soup combines the shopping experience of an upscale retailer with prices of a resale store. We pay cash or store credit for your gently used kids items. Visit our website for details. Baby Phases Tot 2 Teen 759 NE Greenwood Ave Ste 1 541.389.3549

clothing Vanilla Urban Threads 661 SW Powerhouse Dr. #1302, Bend 541.617.6113

diaper services Sweet Peas Diaper Services 541.771.1670


Gneel Costello - Go Photography 541.390.3967 Jewel Images Portrait Design 550 SW Industrial Way #175, Bend 541.306.3942

jewelry Stella and Dot - Melinda Devine Independent Stylist #105195 541.610.5815

pets Healthy Paws 1052 Newport Ave Suite 102, Bend 541-318-2998

wine Maragas Winery 15523 SW Hwy 97, Culver 541.546.5464

special occasions lodge

Seventh Mountain Resort 18575 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 877-765-1501

photo booths Flash Photo Booth Oregon Bend 541.977.1370

Bend Park & Recreation District 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend 541.389.7275

Cascade Indoor Sports 20775 High Desert Lane 541.330.1183


Kristi Eckberg 541.390.3209

Oregon Rush Soccer 907.748.5075


Natalie Stephenson Photography 541.771.6557

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center 800 NE 6th Street, Bend 541.389.7665

Randy Johnson Photography/501 Drive LLC www.randyjohnson-photography 541.390.1099 Studio 3 558 SE 9th Street, Unit #5 Bend 541.316.0330

Wealth Management Seglund Financial Group Paul Seglund, CRPC® 19931 Cliffrose Drive, Bend 541.647.8157 Office 541.318.9179 Fax


Acrovision Sports Center

Whole Foods 2610 NE Hwy 20, Bend 541-389-0151


roller skating

Kimberly Teichrow Photography 541.318.7378


sports cont.

63255 Jamison Road Bend, OR 97701-8288 541.388.5555 Acrovision Sports Center offers professional training in gymnastics (preschool, recreational and competitive) along with martial arts (taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu), cheerleading, dryland snowboarding and three Super Summer Camps for 2011 Summer.


COGA 63060 Layton Avenue, Bend 541.385.1163 Redmond Gymnastic Academy 1789 Veterans Way B-1, Redmond 541.923.3513

ice skating Seventh Mountain Resort 18575 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 877-765-1501

martial arts Smith Martial Arts 63027 Plateau Dr. #4, Bend 541.610.2366

rentals Wheel Fun Rentals Old Mill District, Bend 541.408.4568 Black Butte Ranch, Bend 541.595.1282 Eagle Crest Resort Sports Center, Bend 541.923.9627

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