Kim Himstreet column: Dads, ready a poker face for Father’s Day gifting

Dads across Central Oregon are practicing their acting skills and putting on their game faces … Read more

Himstreet column: The problem with picky eaters

No parent enjoys preparing separate meals to accommodate their little darlings’ ever-changing array of food … Read more

Central Oregon’s first luxury dog hotel opens Monday

Wagging his tail at table-­clearing speeds and straining his leash at human-dragging levels, Murphy Himstreet’s … Read more

Little Wonders offers a museum-for-all experience to disadvantaged children

Program helps families overcome distance and cost to visit the museum

Savannah Damron and husband Charles Joye began bringing their family of five to the High … Read more

The cost — and craziness — of helping kids apply to college

At this time of year, high school seniors are anxiously checking their email and snail … Read more

Column: The thrill and terror of newly minted teen drivers

Editor’s note: Because I Said So is a new monthly column exploring the highs, lows … Read more

When teen cellphone disputes escalate, some desperate parents call the cops

The trouble typically begins when a teen’s cellphone use is out of control, leading to … Read more

It’s possible to retire in your 30s with $1M in the bank

Bend couple changed lifestyle, aims to quit work in their mid-40s

Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012. He was a software … Read more

Brothers make policing San Jose the new family business

VISALIA, Calif. — Growing up in a tight-knit Central Valley household boasting five sons, Luis … Read more

Multilingual family encounters ignorance, support

El Salvadorian-Armenian couple raises their daughter to speak both native languages — and English

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my … Read more

Single men are increasingly having biological children via surrogacy

Bill Guest was about 30 when his biological clock kicked in. His friends were having … Read more

Barber cuts autistic boy’s hair after 2 years of trying

The first time 10-year-old Jordie Rowland came into the barber shop it was a “disaster,” … Read more

Nonprofit creates special places for kids with cancer

Special Spaces transforms their bedrooms for happiness and improved health

ST. LOUIS — Christmas Day marked exactly one year since Auggie Powers, 4, was diagnosed … Read more

DNA tests providing answers — and surprises — for many

When she was an infant, Karen Heiting was abandoned on a doorstep of a church … Read more

Meet Pierre, the adoptable pet of the week

Pierre Pierre is a mellow, loving 10-year-old senior seeking a stable, quiet home. This sweet … Read more

The sandwich generation: caring for a parent and a child

It can be an overwhelming task, but help is available

With three grown children and an 88-year-old mother whom she cares for in her home, … Read more

A Texas family supports a transgender daughter

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first time a stranger called Marilyn Morrison a girl, she beamed. … Read more

Mother-daughter contest winners share mutual appreciation

The Bulletin announces the winners of its annual Mother’s Day look-alike contest

While sifting through the entrants’ photos in The Bulletin’s 2017 Mother-daughter Look-alike Contest, we did … Read more

4 things to learn from Sesame Street’s autistic Muppet

Julia, the new Muppet who debuted Monday on Sesame Street, has a bright red mop … Read more

How to make your kid’s art last forever

For parents of a school-age child, there are two things that converge at this time … Read more

Ag organizations teach youth responsibility, leadership

4-H, FFA students raise livestock, grow themselves

Rusty, Bandit and Sweet Pea sprang from their pen and scampered across the grassy yard. … Read more

Volunteer court-appointed advocates for children fill in the gaps

Philanthropy in a courtroom

Emmy Guthrie, a Court Appointed Special Advocate, beamed with happiness during a recent legal hearing … Read more

Pressed into caregiving sooner than expected

A sick parent or spouse can change life’s usual course

It was August, and Gina Rinehart was preparing for another school year as a special-education … Read more

Virginia Makers Faire highlights inventive youth

Curiosity drives these kids’ creativity

Do you ever think, “What makes that work?” Curiosity prompted Heidy Umanzor, 11, to take … Read more

Residents gain new rights in nursing homes

The nation’s 15,600 facilities are vastly different

If you had to give the nation’s nursing homes a letter grade for quality, what … Read more

Bound by loss and hardship, mother still feels blessed

MIAMI — Monica Finch once led a full life. She worked as a staff administrator … Read more

Parents pass on a love of hunting to children

Youth hunters gain appreciation of nature, individuality, parents say

Bill Littlefield and his school-age daughters were spending quality time in a small sagebrush clearing … Read more

Show us your Halloween costumes

Deadline is approaching for The Bulletin’s Halloween costume contest. Costumes must be family-friendly and will … Read more

Baby Boomers, able, willing, retire near grandchildren

Insufficient data on Central Oregon grand-parenting trend

When Sam Frank asked his mother, Roseann Frank, to relocate 2,600 miles to help him … Read more

Prepping for kindergarten stressful for kids and parents

Teachers place emphasis on students being “ready to learn”

Christina Brown and her husband tried to hit all the bases in preparing their son … Read more

Family-biking accelerates in Bend

More parents are using electric cargo bikes to cart kids

Ariel Mendez hoisted his 2-year-old daughter into a safety seat while his two grade-school-age sons … Read more

Good reads for teens

Teen readers love the chance to escape the ordinary by picking up a great fantasy … Read more

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