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With Mother’s Day coming May 13, it’s a great time to plan a getaway for the mom in your life – or give her a gift that she can use to plan her own trip.

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Like many of you, training my children in certain areas is much more trying than others. For me, it’s housework. Not because I don’t think kids should help or because I think they are too small — I just like things a certain way and teaching them the way is exhausting.

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Consider the humble salad. Sometimes it is a wedge of iceberg lettuce, well doused with Thousand Island dressing and possibly classed up a bit with some bacon bits on top. Now, consider the not so humble salad. The kind you get from the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market. The kind that is truly fr…

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Rachel Lou Engle of Portland and Ajay Kumar of Auckland, New Zealand, were married on April 1 in the garden of the Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro, officiated by Judge Oscar Garcia. The bride was born in Roseburg and is the daughter of Mark and Pamela Engle of Roseburg. The bridegr…

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I know it is pretty bold to declare something “the best,” but my kids said it, so I am going with it. They also claim my microwave skills on frozen nuggets to be “the best.” Their standards might be a little low, but my husband’s are not — especially when it comes to cookies.

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Drawn by the state’s breathtaking natural beauty, easily viewed from the deck of a cruis ship, U.S. travelers have made Alaska their top domestic vacation destination for the first time, according to a new national survey of travel professionals.

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I would say that I love to clean, but that makes me sound like a sad little person with no real hobbies. So, we’ll go with this one: I love a clean home. Therefore, I will clean and organize often for the end result. Yes, I am probably living in denial, considering vacuum marks and the smell…