Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fun free afternoon at the Parent Expo

The Parent Expo is being held this Saturday, April 30th at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Wheeler Pavilion from 1-5pm. Bring the whole family for a fun, FREE afternoon.  Chat with "Travel MOM", "Fitness MOM" Rachel and "Music MOM" Anahid at the MOM Magazine Booth.  There will be information on Health Care, Child Care, Education, Finances, Beauty, Fashion, Nutrition, Children's Activities, and so much more!

Children will enjoy a big inflatable slide and vintage fire truck provided by the Springfield Fire Department, outdoor activities by Kick City and music for pre-schoolers. Everyone can enjoy sampling ice cream and cookies. Get the brand-new car-seat safety regulations, and correct installation of your car-seat by the Eugene Police Department.  Performances throughout the Parent Expo include acoustic guitar, a demonstration by the Oregon Ki Society, a performance of acoustic South African music, a presentation by MOM Magazine on the makeover winner, children's music, and more.

The happiest place on earth

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Planning a vacation to the happiest place on earth? Travel MOM shares with our readers some tips on when, where and how to do Disneyland in this article.

You can also read what MOM Magazine designer Kassie Boeringher learned on a recent trip to Disney here.

MOM Makeover 2011

It was another exciting makeover! The votes have been tallied and reconciled and our 2011 winner is...

Katie Brown

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Katie was nominated with the following kind words:

Katie is a loving, thoughtful and hard-working single mom. She has two children, one who is a busy soccer player and the other who is a growing girl. She works cleaning homes while attending school at Lane Community College for an engineering degree. Her goal is to make a better living for her family and she strives hard to do it earning honors in her school work. (Most of her work is done while having to miss needed sleep). Last year her father died from a brain tumor. Her year has been a challenge. She is always there as a friend, and has little time to herself. I would like to see her receive a makeover because she could use time to pamper herself and be acknowledged for all that she does on her own and for her children and friends.

Congratulations, Katie! Stay tuned for updates on Katie's makeover, and look for her to appear on the cover of the June/July issue.

Celebrate Earth Day at Ratatouille


Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 23rd at Ratatouille Restaurant, 2729 Shadow View Drive (behind Costco) - they use organic, local food derived from sustainable practices including food from the Deck Family Farm (our Apr/May cover MOM).
Earth Day Special: Dinner for two - one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert to share for $45! Have fun and help the planet at the same time.

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Parent's night out at Courtsports

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Courtsports Athletic Club in Springfield will be holding a Parent's Night Out this Friday, April 15, 5:30-8:30pm. They will be creating edible crafts and fun spring projects. There is always crazy games to play, as well as a lot of active play. The staff is CPR and first aid certified. Call and sign up at the front desk, 541-736-1167.  $10 per child for members and $15 for non members.

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Making music together


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Anahid Bertrand of Early Ears by Anahid talks about the importance that music plays in the parent-child relationship. In her first installment of 'Making music together,' Anahid addresses the questions: "I'm unsure of my singing ability, should I still sing?" and "What should I sing?" Find out the answers here.

Fit MOM is throwing a party!

Hey mom, you deserve some time for yourself. Join Fit MOM Rachel Sanders at Courtsports in Springfield for MOM's Night Out. Call your girlfriends and let's take time for ourselves. Enjoy a glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a tour of the club.

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Party time is Wed., May 4 at 6 p.m.

The first 25 moms to arrive receive a special gift and a great deal on club membership. Fit MOM is brought to you by Courtsports.

Check out the latest Fit MOM feature in the April/May issue of MOM Magazine. Click here.


Protecting your kids

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Click here to read the April/May 2011 Healthy MOM story, as seen in your latest issue of MOM Magazine. Meet Healthy MOM Kay Yanit of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Lane County MOM Magazine Healthy MOM is brought to you by:

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Become a landlady

for-rent-signAfter eight years as a stay-at-home mom Kit Sixel developed a plan for on-going income as a property owner. She found a great way to work part-time and achieve a monthly revenue with a long-term investment.

How do you get started with your first income property? Read more about Kit's story in the April/May issue of MOM Magazine. Click here.

For more information, visit SIXEL Real Estate at

Asparagus recipes

Asparagus is a nutrient-rich spring vegetable high in folic acid. It is loaded with things every member of your family needs, like potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin C.


Add more asparagus to your meals this spring by using these delicious recipes. Click here for recipes from the April/May issue of MOM Magazine.