Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

The promise of a new puppy January 11, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register   You’d think that getting a puppy for Christmas would be a bad idea, particularly when it’s been raining for 25 days straight. And if you cared about preserving sanity and order in your home, you’d be right.  As …

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To Elf his own   Dec 2, 2015 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register Raising the Hardy Boys While many holiday gatherings have been seasoned with heated conversations over foreign policy, arguments about presidential candidates and a debate or two over the best way to baste a turkey, I’ve already gone a few rounds …

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Parents, let’s speak openly about privacy Nov 3, 2015 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register Raising the Hardy Boys Keep your private parts private. It’s a mantra for parents of little discoverers. First, of course, the conversation begins by defining what makes a private part private, and why. Before that happens, parents must decide …

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  The things we keep Sep 22, 2015 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register Behind the Picket Fence My mom left her home country with less stuff packed in her bag than I take to sit on the sidelines at my kids' soccer games.  Granted, she was sneaking across the Slovak border to flee …

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