Anchor Moms: The First Birthday

EUGENE, Ore. — Man, how first birthday parties have changed over the years. “It’s all about the tutus and smash cakes,” said my mom Julie Denman. Yes, it would seem our need to celebrate that iconic first birthday has grown over the years. I think for most parents it is a celebration of something bigger, basically the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: We Need to Get Out!

You only need two words to describe winters in Oregon: wet and cold! Not exactly ideal park weather with the kids. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve longed for a covered park within walking distance from my house…scratch that…I’d drive 20 miles for a covered park! A place where we could get outside, … Continue reading »

Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

  EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of Lane County parents are getting ready to race through the racks at a massive consignment sale. Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Itty Bitty Boutique Sale set to open Wednesday night at Camp Harlow. You’ll find hundreds of consigners selling their merchandise. There are 20,000 pieces of … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Social Media Mom

We think Hailey has started teething. If you look at that picture you will see she is covered in drool–LOL! She is chewing on everything she can get her hands on, including our remote controls. I know there are a number of things I can do to help make her feel better, but I still … Continue reading »

Melissa Welcomes New Baby

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On Friday we welcomed the newest member to the KEZI 9 News staff, Anna Lindsey Frey. Just like her mom, Melissa Frey, Anna is a morning person. She was born at 1:33 a.m. on Friday. She weighed eight pounds and two ounces and is 20 and a half inches long. Anna is … Continue reading »

My First Mother’s Day

I always wondered why moms needed a whole day of recognition. I mean, I knew they did a lot, but now I really know why. The first week after having Hailey, I immediately called my mom and apologized for everything I had ever done to her, and then I thanked her for being my mom. … Continue reading »

Happy Mother’s Day

                      My cup runneth over.  My heart is filled with joy.  This is the best Mother’s Day ever thanks to my son’s amazing Pre-K teacher, a mother herself. She knows how a homemade card can brighten a mother’s day.  On Friday I was invited to … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Too Many C-Sections

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A new report shows far too many babies are entering this world by C-section. Consumer Reports looked at 1,500 hospitals in 22 states. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield both fell into the second to worst category among hospitals surveyed in Oregon. Sacred Heart says … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Renee McCullough

I’ve been a proud member of the “anchor mom” club since 2002, when my oldest son Nicholas was born. Two years later, Ryan joined our little family. I was seven months pregnant when we moved to Eugene in 2004. A new house, a new job in a new town, and we haven’t stopped since! Anyone … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Jennifer Richardson

Jennifer Richardson began reporting and anchoring at KEZI 9 News in 2012. She got her broadcasting degree at the University of Southern California and has been working in journalism for more than 10 years. Jennifer met Brian Richardson in Missouri and the two married in 2011 In December they welcomed their beautiful baby girl Hailey … Continue reading »

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