Get to know our Board Member Julie Kollmorgen! When did you join the Board and why? I joined the Board in 2014, the year after my husband and I chaired the Annual Auction. I have always been passionate about the work that Parenting Now! does with strengthening families. I was honored to have been asked. […]
Get to know Meredith Tufts, Parenting Now!’s Parenting Educator in the First Three Years Program! When did you join Parenting Now! and how did you find out about the organization? I joined Parenting Now! in August 2017 after stumbling across a job posting for a Parenting Educator. I had heard wonderful things about PN! from […]
Parenting Now!’s Farm Fete on August 10th was simply perfect. Guests spent the evening at Copper Windmill Ranch (owned by Bill and Lyn Neel) listening to the gorgeous harmonies of Butterfly Breakdown, noshing on tasty BBQ from Bill & Tim’s BBQ, and washing it down with speciality brews from Britetank Brewing. Our littlest guests enjoyed […]
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 […]
Lane County’s Positive Parenting Program off to a Healthy Start! Last spring, a new parenting education program called the Triple P — Positive Parenting Program — was launched by the Lane County Triple P Team, consisting of LaneKids, Parenting Now!, Oregon Research Institute and Lane County. Since the launch, Triple P has swept the county […]
Today Parenting Now Executive Director Lynne Swartz and Development Officer Mindy Bell were interviewed by local television station KVAL. Mindy and Lynne talk about the upcoming Grandparent’s Day events, as well as the ongoing services provided by the organization.
We love this photo that won the Parenting Now! award in the Oregon Children’s Contest: 32nd Annual Children’s Photography Contest. We are so thankful to our local professional photographers Bruce Berg, Sheri Hubbs, Shanna Chess and Kristi Seanor for taking such great photos of our families and supporting the work of Parenting Now! You can find […]
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Parenting Now! is planting pinwheel gardens to celebrate happy childhoods free of abuse. A list of locations is provided below, along with ways businesses can plant gardens. Check out our Executive Director, Lynne Swartz, on this KEZI piece Pinwheel Gardens Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are grateful […]
Thank you! Parenting Now! is able to provide more Make Parenting A Pleasure groups, thanks to the community support we received through the Great Rotary Raffle. Your donation and the Rotary program are helping to prevent child abuse and neglect. Thank you!
What are parenting groups like? Why do they become important to the participants? How do the parents get along? Many answers are in this article by The Register-Guard, which also discusses the history of Parenting Now! View the PDF: Group grows up.