Engagement Strategies for Distance Learning

By Katy Turpen, EdD, Associate Professor ELED, George Fox University Dr. Katy Turpen is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at George Fox University.  She has been with George Fox for 12 years and currently sits as the director of the Elementary Education Degree Completion Program. Katy is passionate about education and preparing teachers and parents … read more “Engagement Strategies for Distance Learning”

Pacific Northwest Wildfire Resources

Our hearts are heavy seeing communities, homes, businesses, and lives lost from the devastating wildfires across Oregon, Washington and California.  Thank you to all the frontline hero’s – our firefighters, medical personnel, first responders and volunteers – for your bravery and service. We, like many of you, want to help however and wherever we can. We’ve … read more “Pacific Northwest Wildfire Resources”

Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks while Distance Learning

It is important, even in a distance learning setting, to maintain a nutritious and well-balanced diet for your kiddo. We know it’s a challenge to prep and serve meals and snacks that keep kids energized and focused, without keeping you in the kitchen all day. Below are some tips and information to help get your … read more “Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks while Distance Learning”

How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a Home?

When you think about buying your first home, you’re probably already calculating how much of a down payment you’ll need to save based on the price of your desired home. However, those aren’t the only costs you need to consider when it comes to buying a house. The listing price and down payment are just … read more “How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a Home?”

Tips and Tricks for Adapting to Distance Learning

By Ronda M., 3rd Grade Teacher We know back to school planning looks different this year and that parents are in the middle of adjusting and preparing for a school year in which distance learning will very likely be part of the curriculum. We also know the uncertainty this brings. Given that, we have teamed … read more “Tips and Tricks for Adapting to Distance Learning”

The Credit Score You Need to Buy a House

An essential part of preparing to buy a new home is understanding your credit score. The credit score is one of the most important numbers when it comes to your financial life. Lenders use your credit information to determine your creditworthiness and ability to repay loans. While everyone understands the importance of having a “good” … read more “The Credit Score You Need to Buy a House”

Summertime Watering Guidelines for Optimal Lawn Health

As the temperatures begin to heat up, watering your yard is essential to make sure your grass and plants look their best. We’ve put together some guidelines and information to help you understand the importance of scheduling your watering system, maintaining your yard with regular mowing and weeding, and other factors that help prevent over/under … read more “Summertime Watering Guidelines for Optimal Lawn Health”

15 Fun Things to Do At Home This Summer

Summer is in full swing and most of us will be staying much closer to home this year than ever before. If you’re looking for fun things to do at home this summer, while enjoying those special moments where you can slow down, play and laugh with your family, read on for a list of … read more “15 Fun Things to Do At Home This Summer”

Tips for Saving for a Down Payment to Buy a New Home

Saving money is not always easy. And when you’re trying to save money for a down payment, the task may feel more difficult. But it doesn’t have to be! While buying a home requires a healthy amount of savings, it’s possible with some planning and focus. Read more.

How to Naturally Freshen Your Home

After being in your home for an extended period of time, it may need a bit of a “pick-me-up.” Instead of lighting another scented candle or spraying an air freshener, try some of these all-natural alternatives to keep your home smelling clean and fresh. Open the windows Opening the windows and doors allows fresh air … read more “How to Naturally Freshen Your Home”