Here is a list of the upcoming Father-Daughter, Mother-Son events and other winter activities. Please continue to check back as this calendar will be updated as information comes available.

Hope Services, a local nonprofit organization which operates Roseburg’s N’Lite Women’s Clinic has hired a new executive director whose vision for the group’s future is living by its name — providing more services, and vast amounts of hope for women of Douglas County.

You've seen it all. Well, most of it.

My son has been sick for the majority of his life - nine years. He gets Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, Sinusitis, and urinary infections over and over. He is on prednisone and antibiotics for 10 days, then off for five days and then back on the prednisone for seven more days, off for five days, on for 10 days, off for seven days and …

Flu season is in full swing and with cooler temperatures mixed with the crowds - things that are inevitable will surely creep in.

I started making spaghetti squash in an attempt to curb my daughter’s pasta obsession in the hope that she wouldn’t notice the swap with the healthier alternative.

Here's a list of the photography talent within our community. If you would like to be added to the directory, please e-mail

I love routine. I love order. I love organization. When someone says they just let something happen "organically," I have to admit I throw up in my mouth a little.

Before I became a mom, I thought I had it all figured out. I knew I would always have well behaved kids. I would have a well organized home. I knew that I would have every meal planned out perfectly. I would be caught up on all laundry and dishes at all times.

If you are anything like me in approaching the New Year, it’s with excitement of new beginnings, saying goodbye to old habits and hoping for change.

Here is a list of the upcoming Father-Daughter, Mother-Son events and other winter activities. Please continue to check back as this calendar will be updated as information comes available.

When I was a kid, my sister and I would watch the Food Channel and attempt to cook our own versions of some of the recipes we would find there. That was long before finding a recipe on the Internet was as easy as it is today, so we had the luxury of a pen and paper to jot down the ingredients as they were zipping past us on the TV screen.

As your children grow up, there are a lot that changes. And it happens so much faster than you’re ready for.

Our manners have plummeted as a society. Parenting strategies and proper life instruction are what is needed to make a global change, but cell phones aren't helping the situation.

California has adopted a new car seat law as of January 1, 2017. The law does not apply to the state of Oregon.

I really love, appreciate and enjoy using my Crock-Pot. The one I currently use I found at a yard sale for $5 and it had never been used. It isn’t fancy, but many meals have been fixed in it for our family.

It was freezing outside. We had a fire going and it was movie night. I walked to the kitchen to get some popcorn and saw him standing outside my window.

If you are anything like me, the couch calls out to my family at Christmas. It is that time of year to binge on all your holiday favorites - over and over again.

Basic, but never boring, the tender, buttery sugar cookie has an invitation to almost any celebration. This rendition can be a blank canvas for festive designs, or a vessel for bold flavors. Thick, glossy royal icing completes the look, and sprinkles are a joyful finishing touch.

I love Christmas. It is one of my most favorite times of the year.

I follow quite a few extras on Instagram, one by the name of Christopher Poindexter. He is not famous, but has quite the following on social media as a prestigious poet. He asked his followers recently, "How is everyone? Truly? Are you okay? The world can be cruel sometimes. Answer honestly."

It’s a little hard for us to ignore the fact that the excitement and frenzy of the countdown to Christmas has started.