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How to Survive Too Many Snow Days

With six kids ranging from one to nine-years-old in my house, a lot of snow days in Portland on the heels of winter break can be overwhelming. Here are seven ideas that have helped our family survive these past couple weeks. Boots, Gloves, Scarves, Oh My!  We all know the mess, but with our large family, winter […]

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What Will You Do with the Time?!

My kids are now both in school. Full time. All day. And by full time, I mean six hours. Which is enough time to do exactly 78% of each job that I currently hold. Housekeeper, chauffeur (via bike, I do live in Portland after all), personal chef to the stars my family, parent, and volunteer extraordinaire at […]

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Finding work and family balance as a professional caregiver

Brooke Johnson loves her role as mom to two boys under six years old. Together, her family enjoys snowboarding, swimming, hiking and trips to OMSI, the Children’s Museum and the zoo. More recently, Brooke discovered a love for her other job as a part-time home caregiver to senior adults. Brooke is sharing her story below, hoping that other […]

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