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Family Guide to the 2017 Eclipse

A Family Guide to the 2017 Eclipse: 4 Ways to Prep Your Kids and Make It Memorable

Thank you to Space Racers for partnering with PMB for this sponsored post.Anyone who hasn’t heard of the solar eclipse happening on August 21 has likely been living under a rock. Oregon is especially focused on this event because it marks the first U.S. location within the Path of Totality, where projections expect almost two minutes […]

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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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Hoffman Academy

Start Your Summer with Hoffman Academy Piano Lessons

Portland Moms Blog partnered with Hoffman Academy to bring you the information in this sponsored post. We think you’ll love their online (or offline!) piano programs and the special summer discount!Some piano teachers take the summer off. Not Mr. Hoffman! Summer vacation is the perfect time to start piano lessons with Hoffman Academy. Here are […]

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And Just Like That, They’re Big

My big girl ran out onto the soccer field yesterday looking grown-up-ish. I thought I’d been paying attention, but turns out not so much. Because now she’s big and I’m surprised. She went into the bathroom to change into soccer clothes and came out a different kid. I swear, this is how it happened. My heart […]

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kindergarten

What to Consider When Considering Kindergarten

To kindergarten or not to kindergarten? That is a question for many parents with children who have birthdays on the months immediately preceding the cutoff date. In a time when expectations of young children are increasing, and kindergarten in Oregon is now full-day, families are choosing to delay entry into the formal school system. While it is a […]

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Dirty Socks: An Unexpected Gift

We are a no-shoes-in-the-house family; at least that is the rule we, or I, set for our family. This means  we have a bin at the front and back doors where shoes with mucky soles go, and only socks are allowed up and down the halls. I made this rule in an attempt to keep […]

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