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Author Archive | Jody

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Do You Sing Songs at Bedtime?

The evening had been challenging. They don’t call it “the witching hour” for nothing. Whining, throwing tantrums. Dinner wasn’t a quesadilla therefore not acceptable, and you’d think the request to brush his teeth was asking him to climb Mt. Everest. The battle was raging between the wee one and myself. So when it was time […]

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8 Family-Friendly Portland Cafes

The seasons have changed and the rain has set in. When that happens it’s always nice to have a tried and true kid-friendly coffee shop in PDX to venture out to. Sometimes mom just needs a little pick-me-up because we all know that adulting and parenting is a challenging job and not for the weak. […]

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What Can We Teach Our Kids About Politics?

I still remember when politics took a turn for me. My daughter wasn’t quite two yet when President Obama was sworn into office. Politics changed in that election because I knew it would not only affect my life from now on, but my kids’ futures. Fast forward eight years, my daughter’s extra credit is to […]

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Speak Truth to Yourself, Mama

It happened last Mother’s Day. My daughter handed me the sweet gift she had made and was so anxious for me to open. I gently pulled out the artwork she painted at school especially for me. Of course I gushed with thanks and gratitude because she was so excited to see my face as I […]

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