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new year

New Year, New You…Or Not

As I sit here and ponder my best moments of last year and my resolutions for the new year, I think about how far I’ve come, how much I’ve accomplished, and how much my kids are actually not demon-like monsters. Rather than set resolutions for myself, which just means I’m constantly striving to improve myself, […]

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snow days

How to Survive Too Many Snow Days

With six kids ranging from one to nine-years-old in my house, a lot of snow days in Portland on the heels of winter break can be overwhelming. Here are seven ideas that have helped our family survive these past couple weeks. Boots, Gloves, Scarves, Oh My!  We all know the mess, but with our large family, winter […]

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insane

Thanks to Motherhood, I’m Now Insane

According to Albert Einstein, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Based on this definition for being insane, and thanks to motherhood, I’ve lost my ever-loving mind. Every day I tell my kids to brush their teeth before leaving for school, and every day I have […]

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santa

Santa Was a Homeless Man on the Max

We didn’t see Santa at the mall this year. He wasn’t ringing a bell outside of Macy’s or riding on a float in the parade. This year, my kids met Santa at the Max train station, and he was homeless and hungry and cold.   Christmas is my favorite. Ugly Sweater parties, decorating, making gingerbread […]

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