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Adventures in Awesome: Whitewater Rafting with Sun Country Tours

Adventures in Awesome: Whitewater Rafting with Sun Country Tours {Review}

This post is sponsored by Sun Country Tours, who contacted Portland Moms Blog about providing an honest review of their outdoor adventures. All views expressed are my own.Every summer, my family makes our pilgrimage to Sunriver, Oregon, where we love to run, swim, fish, geocache, bike, and kayak. Never in our five years of visits […]

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Creating A Summer Go Bag

Spontaneous outdoor adventures often characterize sunny summer days with little ones. A toddler’s mood may be unpredictable so being prepared for whatever pops up can make any outing more enjoyable! I’ve learned to keep a “go bag” packed and ready to go on whatever next adventure we might take. Being packed up and ready to go […]

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Wineries

A Parent’s Guide to Visiting Oregon Wineries with Children

One of Portland’s biggest perks is its proximity to world class wines and wineries. Before I had children, I took every opportunity to visit and go wine tasting in our region’s wine country. The rolling hills and miles of vineyards only a short drive outside the city offered a peaceful respite to city life and busy work weeks.  […]

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My First School-Age Birthday Party as a Mom

In a desperate attempt to up my game in the making mom-friends category, I decided to attend a birthday party for my son’s classmate from school. It reminded me of high school because all I wanted was to fit in and make some connections. I have been dying to create my mom-village for five years […]

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hawaii

A Hawaiian Family Holiday

With lots of family and friends out of state, most of our big, summer family trips are driving to see them. Once in a while we take off for a few days at the beach, or maybe Sunriver. This year, however, my husband and I decided to splurge. After taxes, we ran the numbers, cashed […]

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Legos

The Lego Vortex

We have dabbled in Legos, testing the waters to see if the boys are interested or ready for it. Now that the boys are a bit older and on the precipice of kindergarten, their dad has lost his ever-loving mind. He says it’s for the kids, but he’s lying to himself, God and everyone. He’s […]

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