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The ABCs of Motherhood

Motherhood is different things to different people. It is also different things at different times to these same people. One minute a frustration, the other a burst of laughter. Missed sleep, lost toys, and money spent on things that end up in the trash. But every day and everywhere motherhood is a blessing, a joy, […]

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No More Either/Or: Choose Both

The mommy wars rage on. I’m not sure how it happens, but as soon as we become moms, we are suited up for the battle. I rarely hear dads arguing over cloth diapers versus disposable, or formula versus breast, but I have seen friendships between moms ruined over these very same discussions. Here’s the thing: motherhood […]

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PMB Does BabyFestNW

Thank you to BabyFestNW for sponsoring this post and letting us join you for your fantastic event. Looking forward to next year!Portland’s largest baby event of the year, BabyFestNW, took place on May 13 at the Oregon Convention Center, and PMB was delighted to be a part of it! With over 70,000 square feet of […]

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Choosing Rest in Motherhood

Lately I’ve been thinking about what it looks like to choose rest amidst the tasks of motherhood. While I’m sure most of us could opt for more physical rest, in what ways do we intentionally slow down during the fullness of life? Most days it feels like I do circles involving laundry, dishes, diaper changes, […]

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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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Mother’s Day Love From Heaven

Every-other Friday while my daughter was in preschool I had coffee dates with a friend whose five-year-old son had gone to heaven just two weeks after Mother’s Day that year. Over coffee and hot chocolate, my friend would share stories with me about her boy and the bond that only a mother knows. She would light up […]

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