As school wraps up – a little later than usual due to the record number of snow days this year - it’s time to celebrate the many transitions in our children’s lives and realize just how far everyone has come. For me, I am reflecting on the entire parenting journey, having just seen my youngest child graduate from high school.
Family transitions can be bittersweet, but what a beautiful journey! Enter the long-awaited Central Oregon summer! This is the perfect time to address that exercise regimen that keeps getting put off. Sarah Bowen Shea gives us her “Top Ten Tips for Running” in Adult Time. Our Calendar is full of fascinating events in and around town, making for that perfect summer. Annette Benedetti brings together kids and watersports in Outside.
And, for Father’s Day, our Feature honors an array of Bend “papapreneurs,” who are actively involved in family life, while giving it their all to maintain successful businesses. Remember, summer fun can wear out little ones (parents too!) In Health, Abigail Cannon offers some sage advice for maintaining important sleep schedules. And, if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to become a foster parent, you’ll not want to miss Nicole Vulcan’s thoughtful piece in Parenting.
We, at Bend Nest, hope you have an exciting summer – get out of your routine and make some family memories.
— Angela Switzer, Editor
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