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Best of the Nest 2020

Best of the Nest 2020

We present to you the 2020 Best of the Nest winners
We heard your voice! Thank you sincerely for showing up in record numbers to cast your votes.

Best of the Nest


2020 Summer Camps Central Oregon Style

Summer is still a ways out but it's never to early to start planning your kids' Summer adventures.
Abstract in Motion Camp


Editor's Note

Dear Readers,

Editor's Note

Health Expert Q&A

Dr. Sheala Lansden, Pediatric Dentist, Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics
Q Can you recommend some school lunch ideas that are tooth-friendly?

Expert Q&A

Spring Planting Project Puts Veggies on Table

Easy container gardening leads to fresh vegetable dishes
Central Oregon is famous for outdoor adventures, craft brews, gorgeous views AND a short growing season! But don't let that deter you from doing a little container gardening.


The inside story

Meet Fourth-Grader, Mackenzie Hunniecutt
If you walk into the fourth-grade wing on a Monday at Lava Ridge Elementary, you'll notice a student doing some of the teaching. Ten-year-old Mackenzie Hunniecutt spends her lunch recess one day a week teaching some of her fellow students American Sign Language.

Kids In Action

Little Feet On The Street

We asked these preschoolers at Inspire Early Learning Center: What would you like to do to make your mom feel special this Mother's Day?
We asked these preschoolers at Inspire Early Learning Center: What would you like to do to make your mom feel special this Mother's Day?


Thriving Youth

Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend teach core values.
When you picture your child after school, you probably want an image in your head of them running around with friends, eating a healthy snack or doing some other kind of enriching activity. What you don't want to picture is them sitting around, staring at a screen all day long.


Just a Snip Here

Sew Teach Me offers kids the opportunity to learn how to sew.
On a recent afternoon, the classroom at BJ's Quilt Basket on the south side of Bend was full of energy. It was time for the Sew Teach Me program to begin.


Bright Futures Ahead

In-school and private college counseling help local high school students plan their next steps.
When I was a high school junior, my "college counseling" consisted of sitting down with my school counselor, who asked me what my future plans were and reminded me of upcoming dates for the ACT and SAT. Selecting a college, back in the '90s, involved paging through pamphlets sent by regional schools through that throwback called "the mail."


How to Talk to your Child about their Weight

The simple answer: don't do it.
In the past it was believed that discussing weight with children would decrease rates of obesity (a word defined by BMI standards). However, breakthrough studies in mental health and its association with food demonstrate that it does harm instead of helping.


Let's take it Outside!

Outdoor Adventures for Mother's Day.
Editor's note: This story from Bend Nest, our parenting magazine, was written before state parks, national forest trailheads and other locales closed due to coronavirus. Be sure to check with the land manager before visiting to get information on re-openings!


Family Milestones

How to know if you're ready.
Parenting is an epic adventure. The day you find out you are bringing another person into your family is the beginning of a wild ride that includes many firsts.


Nest News

Educational Travel for Teens Local program takes teens abroad to study global issues By Clare Kubota

Nest News

Best of the Nest 2020

Best Place for a Sweet Treat - Bonta Gelato
Best Place for a Sweet Treat - Bonta Gelato Juli Labhart, Co-Owner

Best of the Nest

Best of the Nest 2020

Best Children's Clothing Store - Hopscotch Kids Clothing
Best Children's Clothing Store - Hopscotch Kids Clothing Bridget Bostrom, Owner

Best of the Nest





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