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Southern Oregon Classical Conversations

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A classical Christian community of parents dedicated to educating our children at home. We support and encourage parents so that they can feel empowered to homeschool through High School. We desire “To know God and to make Him known.” A homeschool community that meets in Ashland,  Central Medford, Central Point, and Grants Pass weekly during the school year.  During the year, …

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The Wood House

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Located in Eagle Point, Oregon at 12988 Hwy 62, you may have passed this rustic beauty which is an attraction for Historians, photographers and artists. The home is circa 1870, homesteader was a wounded Civil War veteran Marvin Sylvester Wood, discharged as a corporal from the United States Army in 1864. Marvin along with his brother Dennis Wood came to …

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Simple Steps to Start the Money Conversation with Kids

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A list from WalletHub released earlier this year ranked Oregon the 30th most financially literate state. It’s not something to brag about and our state’s financial literacy standards are far from perfect. A new survey from COUNTRY Financial found that when it comes to financial matters, 60 percent of Oregonians rely on what they learned from mom and dad. Though the survey found that …

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In FEATURED, HALLOWEEN HAUNTS & EVENTS by Southern Oregon FamilyLeave a Comment

Southern Oregon is getting in the spirit of Halloween with Haunts, Halloween Festivals and more!                                             It’s going to be Spook-tacular Flashlight Nights at Pheasant Fields Farm Corn Maze.       Haunted Maze at Fort Vannoy Farms. October …

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Pheasant Field Farms Harvest Festival

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Pheasant Field Farms Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch is a family favorite  in the Rogue Valley. Held every weekend in October there is a bounty of colorful pumpkins of all sizes to choose from and fun activities to do.   Kids will have fun in the bounce houses or getting their faces painted among other booths or climbing on the …

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Kayaking at Spring Creek

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Ever since seeing pictures of the clear blue water of Spring Creek, I was dying to go!  In August, we had the chance to go and didn’t hesitate. We put in at Spring Creek Recreation Site and kayaked upstream to the headwaters. The current is so gentle that, whether you’re going down stream or up, it’s pretty easy to paddle. This …

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Parents Need to know about CyberBullying

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Every parent wants to keep their child safe, but for today’s kids, threats don’t just exist in the physical world. These days, cyberbullying—bullying that takes place on social media, over text and email, and in other online venues—is everywhere. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 59% of US teens had experienced cyberbullying, and 63% consider it a major problem. As …

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When your summer fun involves swimming, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Consider these safety tips: Never swim alone. Always have a buddy—or, ideally,   a lifeguard at a designated swim area—and maintain constant supervision of a swimmer. Follow rules of swimming areas. • Never leave a child unattended near water. • Make sure everyone in your family learns to swim well. Swim lessons. Wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket can help …