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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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Common Core Math, Uncommon Thinking

While Common Core math has helped my eight-year-old in school, it has exceeded my 40-year-old addition skills. I was in the car with the kids one day, attempting to add double-digit numbers. I vocalized the problem out loud, simultaneously picturing it in my mind’s eye, and vainly attempted to carry figures. My second grader overheard me, […]

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2016 Guide to Portland Summer Camps

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about summer! We are excited to partner with fantastic summer camps in Portland and the surrounding area to provide you with the 2016 Portland Moms Blog Summer Camp Guide! Below you will find details on a variety of Portland summer camps for every age, interest and schedule. Many […]

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Entrepreneur Simplified Business Workroom Workshop

Calling all mompreneurs: Get to work and attend the Business Workroom

If you’re a business owner of any kind (or hope to become one), there are probably other business-savvy women and men who inspire you, coach you, and motivate you to achieve your goals. Learning from other successful business owners can have a significant role in your success–especially as you juggle career with family and other […]

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40 Year Old New Mom

The 40 Year Old Virgin Mom

I recently turned [gasp, eek, crikey] 40! At this age, I’ve vowed to be kinder to myself starting now and to think a whole lot less about what “people” think of me once and for all. In my quest to embrace this new decade, I made a list of the top reasons why being a new […]

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