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Author Archive | Nadia

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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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real

My Motherhood in Photos

It happens every few weeks. I scroll through social media and see that photo. It’s the photo with the family that looks perfect. Their clothes match down to the accessories and the children appear content, well-behaved, AND happen to stare right at the camera. The parents look proud and happy, and the house looks immaculate. They beam […]

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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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School boundaries

The Debacle Over Public School Boundaries

School boundaries are a big deal right now if you’re in the Portland Public School (PPS) or Beaverton School (BSD) districts.  I am not talking the “please stay out of my space” boundaries. I mean the school boundaries that devastate parents when they hear their children will go to a different school than they originally planned […]

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lies

16 White Lies I Tell My Toddlers (And You Should Too)

Motherhood is hard. There isn’t a manual, book or Google search to help begin to answer the 10,000 questions I’ve Googled anyway out of desperation, curiosity or just sheer exhaustion. I tried searching Terrible Twos, then Terrible Threes and I came up on nothing that was actually helpful. Despite my amazing grades in school and rave performance […]

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