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change

Providing Security in the Midst of Change

The tears most readily appear at bedtime. The nighttime routine of tickling backs and saying our prayers often opens up a safe place to voice the suppressed rumblings deep inside. This past year has been full of transition for our family, and the next month promises more of the same. After just less than a […]

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hood river

Hood River: A Family Day-Trip Guide

The quaint town of Hood River is a hidden jewel located along the Columbia River Gorge. My love for Hood River began as a tourist, and I now enjoy the benefits of being a resident. For over a decade, our family  made Hood River our vacation destination. Entering Oregon’s promised land of waterfalls, trails, and […]

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children

A Love Letter to My Children

Dear Children, This morning I think of you as I look about the kitchen. You are not here now, but there is evidence of you all around. Today there are more colorful additions to the normal food droppings that lie scattered on the floor. Construction paper hearts and colored pencil shavings accent the scrambled eggs. […]

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new contributor

Meet Connie, Our Newest Contributor!

Hello Portland! My name is Connie Armerding, PMB’s new contributor. I’m so glad to be joining a community of women who aim to resource mothers across the greater Portland area. I’m hailing from the beautiful town of Hood River. My husband grew up in this small town, and since early in our relationship, talk of migrating […]

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letting go

Letting Go: A Redemptive Process

Six years ago my husband and I purchased a home that we loved in Visalia, CA. It was large and had plenty of space for our growing family. When we moved in the amount of space was overwhelming; we didn’t own enough furniture to fill it! But decorating new spaces is a joy of mine […]

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