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Airplane Travel With Little Ones – 7 Tips

Traveling on an airplane with your kids means the days of one checked piece of luggage and your carry-on handbag are long gone. Your wiggly, happy toddler is your new carry-on, which is basically like having a Gremlin on your lap. Everything they can touch, pull, tap or put in their mouth is fair game.

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4 steps to involving kids in grocery shopping and meals

Many kids can’t wait to get older so they can do more of the things you do. Depending on your child’s age and abilities, it can be easy and fun to include them in family tasks like shopping for groceries. Grocery shopping is a wonderful opportunity to talk about food groups, where food comes from, how food is grown and the process of getting food from various places to your family table. We’re fortunate in Portland to have a large variety of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and garden stores that offer avenues to be more connected to our food sources.

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Spring Cleaning:
What to keep, consign, donate and trash/upcycle

Spring is finally in the air, and it’s the perfect time to clean out your cluttered home! However… decluttering and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of can be overwhelming, so much so that many of us skip it all together or procrastinate until unused items start smothering us.

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Tips & tricks for choosing outfits
for spring & summer family photos

Choosing outfits for family pictures can be a daunting task; how do you capture the essence of your family in a 30- to 60-minute photo session?

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Used doesn’t have to mean cheap:
A guide to quality resale clothing brands

When it comes to shopping for your children, choosing the right brand can be daunting. Will it last? Will it protect? Is it comfortable? Is it worth the price? Will my child like it?

KGW – Portland Today

How consignment can help you save this holiday

Get designer clothing for up to 70% off of retail price at Beanstalk!

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Glass or Plastic? The baby bottle breakdown

Many of today’s plastic products, from snack containers and water bottles to sippy cups, baby chew toys and bottles are marketed as BPA-free. But research is showing these BPA-free plastics share similar qualities that made BPA potentially unsafe. Here are a few questions to think about when shopping for the safest baby bottle option for your little one.

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Six Fun Ways to Teach Kids How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Earth Day (Friday, April 22, 2016) is a great opportunity to teach children some fun activities that support a sustainable Earth. In this feature, Beanstalk shop owner Carmen Ripley Wilson explains six ways we can show kids how to respect the Earth every day.

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Teaching Children the Importance of Giving

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to step back and take a moment to reflect on everything we are fortunate to have. From our loved ones, good health and a place to call home, most of us have more than enough to be thankful for.

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PDX Parent

7 Tips for Back-to-School Shopping at Resale Stores

There’s a big misconception around the idea of shopping resale. Some people may think that you can’t find good quality merchandise at a second-hand store, but that’s just not true. Nowadays, consignment shops offer a wide selection of quality products in a bright, cheerful environment, supported by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Shopping resale can also help you consume less while saving so much more. Beanstalk children’s consignment shop owner Carmen Ripley Wilson shares some tips to make the most of your back-to-school resale shopping experience.

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