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A Working Mom in a Pinterest World

The school year is in full swing and now that the hoopla around class assignments, bus routes, and incredibly specific school supply lists is over, some of us moms find ourselves settling into our own familiar routine: feeling inadequate. I work full-time outside of the house, and I love my job. I also love my […]

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Fall Wreaths You Can Make With the Kids

Nothing says home like a seasonal wreath hung from the front door. Even when I don’t do any other decorating, I make sure we have season-appropriate wreaths. My daughter, Karys, age eight, has been helping me make wreaths since she was tiny, and my nine-month-old Saryn will soon be “helping” too. Wreaths are the perfect […]

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Saving the Memories: The Mom Book

We’re moms. There are a lot of things we’d like for our birthdays, Christmas, and Mother’s Day. Those cute new sandals you can’t afford, breakfast in bed (by yourself), a quiet weekend at the beach, a day without squabbles. Here’s the thing, we’re not getting those things. We will get a sweet card or picture, maybe […]

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The Best Portland Perennials For Your Garden

My favorite part of the year is when winter comes to an end and the flora that surrounds my home bursts back to life with blossoming colors. If you’re looking for plants to brighten your own flower garden, check out this list for long-living perennial plants that grow well here in Portland. Ferns Shade, evergreen, […]

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