So hi! My name is Allison Browning. I’m your shiny new official blogger. I thought for my first blog I would take a moment and tell you about myself.
I’m a married stay at home mom to my little boy who will be turning four in June. I live in Wilsonville, however I’m usually out and about in Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Tigard, and sometimes even Beaverton and Hillsboro doing fun things with (and without!) my son. When not attempting to write something of use to someone, I enjoy the attempt at reading. Currently I am writing for the Wilsonville Spokesman, and I do my volunteer work at Tualatin Library once a week for two hours. I am also currently on the Wilsonville Citizens Academy. So yes, I do love to volunteer.
I’ll be honest I’ve never blogged before. My hope is that you find it a quick escape of ideas and thoughts. Some of which might be of use to you. I’m not a preacher, or political, and my intention is for it to be lighthearted for everyone.
I’d like to hear what you all would love to see in this blog. I have some initial topic ideas, some of which will focus on LO Moms events, common parenting topics, and things going on around Portland Metro. Those are just some of my initial thoughts on what this whole thing will be about. But, I need your input to make this a continued success. So please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ANYTHING that you want me to expand on or talk about in this blog. I can’t wait to hear from you!
COMING IN NOVEMBER!
12th Annual Preschool Forum
Free Event for Parents of Preschoolers
Saturday, November 5, 2016 / 10am – 12noon
Uplands Elementary School, Gymnasium
2055 Wembley Park Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR
The Lake Oswego Mothers Club (LOMC) is excited to announce the 12th Annual Preschool Forum! Whether you have a child approaching preschool age, a curious toddler ready for broader socialization, or think it’s time to start learning about the educational options available to your little one, the Preschool Forum is a key resource to explore your options. Meet representatives and caregivers from dozens of local schools to learn about different teaching philosophies and get a feel for the wide range of opportunities available in Lake Oswego and across the region. This event is co-sponsored by the Lake Oswego Mothers Club and Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. For more information, contact Connie Harrell or Renell Allen at email@example.com.
Free childcare will be provided, for children 12 months and over, during the event!
We have two upcoming meet ups for new and newish members! We know that stepping into a new group can feel daunting, so if you’ve been wanting to try something out, but haven’t yet come to an event, these events are for you!
We are super excited to announce that Lake Oswego Mothers Club is a Finalist in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards 2016!
We have been nominated for Greatest Groups for Moms & Dads in Portland. Congratulations!
To win we need to vote beginning September 1 to September the 30th! Winners will be announced on October 10, 2016.
Happy voting at this link: https://goo.gl/0Td1RN
8722 SE 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
Discount: Sprouts is happy to offer 50% off the enrollment fee for all LOMC Members!
Sprouts is a bilingual Mandarin/English preschool for children ages three to five. We are a new preschool, offering a program that is unmatched in the Portland area. Each class has two teachers with them all day: one English Teacher and one Mandarin Teacher, at least one of which is licensed. Our curriculum is play-based and individualized for each child, as we know that children learn and develop in their own way. This developmental program comes out of the UK and is specifically designed for children from birth to age five.
Our spacious classrooms provide rich opportunities for learning, and our teachers are trained to weave learning goals into a child’s natural play throughout the day. Our learning goals are the same for English and Mandarin, so your child will be receiving intentional interactions in both languages. Sprouts is a place where you can comfortably leave your child, knowing they have a great day in store for them.
Children will leave Sprouts with at least a basic level of Mandarin, which benefits them in a variety of ways. Learning a second language opens children’s minds to others, helping them realize that they are part of a larger community, with people who likely do things differently than they do. Children’s ability to focus increases and they are better able to control their impulses. Problem solving and thinking skills enhance and it becomes easier to solve word problems and make decisions. This is a result of the connections our brains make as we learn an additional language – even if the language is later forgotten.
EXPLORE DANCE THIS SUMMER
With The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre at our NEW West Linn Studio
Summer Camps (July 11 – 22)
Young dancers (ages 8 – 11) will enjoy our half-day summer camps, which provide the opportunity to flourish in a professional, yet nurturing environment. The camps include a daily ballet class followed by a mix of jazz, choreography, and more!
Themed Camps (July 25 – August 12)
Tiny dancers (ages 5-7) will delight in exploring the dance, music, and characters of the world’s greatest ballets: Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. Join us for one or all three!
All camps culminate with a performance for family and friends!