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10 BOOMER PARENT HABITS FOR MILLENNIALS

Why Reinvent The Play Pen?

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1. You didn’t jump up every Sunday morning for church and now you feel like you’ve let the kids down spiritually.

If you’ve checked the news over the past decade or so you’ve seen moves in The Church like a retiring pope and expressions of remorse after centuries of poor priest behavior.

By not drilling church every Sunday you avoided the confusion young adults feel when they hear and see men of devotion do stupid things. You can talk about the separation of church and state in America and compare it to places like Iran with a straight face.

2. You didn’t enroll your kids in scouts, either Cub or Boy, and you’re worried they seem unprepared.

The scout motto is Be Prepared, but no one prepares kids for a funky scout master. Skipping both church and scouts might have saved your kid from a lifetime of counseling. [Read More...]

Toughen Up

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WHERE BULLIES FAIL, WHERE THEY SUCCEED. A BOOMER STUDY

NPR ran a story on the effects of being bullied. It was based on an a study from England. “Midlife … is an important stage in life because that sets in place the process of aging,” says Louise Arseneault, a developmental psychologist at King’s College London and the study’s senior author. “At age 50, if […]

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PORTLAND MOLE REMOVAL

You’ve heard about the importance of the right words at the right time? The following is a patient review that every professional dreams of. One day we should all be so lucky.

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BODY CLEANSING JUICE FAST, WHAT TO EXPECT

Keep this in mind: You won’t starve. It might sound like cutting weight for wrestling season, but a monitored juice fast at the Portland Wellness Center is different. Think of it as a time to relax. Less time shopping for food and cooking. Fewer dishes to wash. That stuff takes time. How much time is a surprise […]

Boomer Up

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THE MILLENNIAL FUTURE, FOR NOW

When They Complain About Boomers, It’s All About Mommy And Daddy? Maybe Not. It’s time to get used to the kids ranting about their parents. For now it’s Millennials vs Baby Boomers. Your kids have you in their crosshairs. From numbers alone, they win. Boomers come in at 79 million; Millennials tip the scales at 80 […]

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HOW TO MOTIVATE MILLENNIALS?

Do Not Feed Them Birthday Cake. If you want them up and around, no cake. They’re smart, in debt, and online. They know more than you. Sure, boomers were the joy of their parent’s lives, at least the first four kids. Now boomers share the joy. And it is a joy. Our kids, the millennials, […]

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GWYNETH PALTROW SAVES BABY BOOMER DATING

She was married to an English rocker for ten years. That’s a lot of tea and  crumpets for an American girl. Probably a lot of Coldplay music, too. That alone might send you off screaming, but there’s still the time factor. Ten years is a good stretch. If there were any mistakes along the way, […]

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PORTLAND’S LA SIMILAR TO CALIFORNIA’S LA

Fans of championship NBA teams know the true meaning of a victory in the first game of the playoffs. Business as usual is their attitude. Not in Portland. Trail Blazer fans don’t know business as usual. The first round of the playoffs might be the second season for good teams, but in Portland there’s only […]

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NEW PAC-12 RIVALRY TROPHIES

Beyond The Platypus. Since the Little Brown Jug is the oldest rivalry trophy in college football, why not bring more ceramic awards to the big games? Ceramics were good enough for the ancient Greeks and still tell their stories. Instead of wood or metal, ceramic trophies embody both the power and fragility of modern sports. […]

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CAN OREGON SPORTS LEARN FROM ARIZONA

It’s About More Than Sun Screen. Oregon sports fans share one thing in common. We look for ways to relate sports to life. We like to make it personal no matter where we are. But where do you find Oregon sports in Mesa, Arizona? I was lost until I pulled into the Chicago Cubs spring training […]