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Author Archive | Amber

Coffee shops

4 Reasons to Love Portland Coffee Shops

A few weeks ago, my husband and I made a deal. We decided that we needed to step up our self-care game. He joined a gym and I’m taking Wednesday nights off from mom-duty. He chooses sweating and suffering through sore muscles, and I choose to sit in one of many Portland coffee shops, sipping […]

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A Love Letter to My Single Mom Friends

Dear Single Mom Friends, I don’t know what this Valentine’s Day will look like for you but I wanted to make sure that amidst the noise of prepping for classroom parties and mailing grandparent cards, you heard the truth from someone. My dear friend, you are seen and you are loved. I see you at […]

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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 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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