Parenting Now!’s July 2017 Register-Guard article in the Healthy Families section: Summer vacation is in full swing, and many families are enjoying more relaxed mornings, lazy afternoons, popsicles and sunshine. But along with all that summer fun comes the inevitable, “I’m bored.” While we can’t be our children’s 24-hour personal entertainment service, it is important […]
It has been a busy spring here at Parenting Now!. From our annual auction in March to our Family Matters event in June, Parenting Now! community members, and volunteers showed up to raise close to $150,000 for our parenting programs. Wow! Events are always such a great way to get together with donors and supporters, […]
Anita Quincy-Huffman, Program Manager, Make Parenting A Pleasure When did you join Parenting Now! and how did you find out about the organization? I was at the University of Oregon getting my family services degree, and I had to go around to different agencies to “sell myself.” I went to DHS, Jasper Mountain, and Birth […]
When and why did you join the board of Parenting Now!? I joined the board around 2012/2013. I was an alumni of Parenting Now! and really loved the program and wanted to help the organization in a volunteer role. I am a parent to four children and see the value in helping every parent become […]
Fifteen families listen attentively as the group’s parenting educator holds a glass of water. The analogy is simple enough but its meaning profound: You start your day with a glass of water. As the day progresses, you take small sips. Eventually those small sips result in an empty cup. Now the question is: How do […]
On May 21, Parenting Now! held its Flights & Bites for Families fundraiser at Sarver Winery. The event featured a three-course tasting menu and wines expertly paired by Sarver Winery’s staff. It was a beautiful evening filled with laughs, love, and compassion. Here are some photos from this wonderful event. Cheers!
We had a fabulous time at Parenting Now!’s Mother’s Day 5K! It was so inspiring to see all those families join us in an event to support parenting education and child abuse prevention. Here are some photos from the event!
Each year, Parenting Now! awards the Minalee Saks Parenting Now! Champion of Children award. The award is named after our founder and was created in 2002 to take the opportunity to honor some of the special individuals in Oregon who have made a significant difference in the lives of children — from internationally awarded research […]
Carrie Hellwig-Christopher, Board Member When did you join the board and why did you? I joined the Board in late 2014 specifically because I believe so strongly in the mission and know the value of the organization. My family participated in the First Three Years programs for INFANTs, ONEs, and TWOs, and from that we […]
Rita Gillihan, Volunteer Coordinator/Resource Guide Editor When did you join Parenting Now! and how did you find out about the organization? I joined Parenting Now! in August of this year. I learned about Parenting Now! by becoming familiar with their Resource Guide. Through previous volunteer work, I have used the Resource Guide to help parents involved with […]