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groundhog day

A Groundhog Day Tradition

Groundhog Day is a special holiday for my family, with a memorable, fun tradition from my childhood. The telephone would ring several times before it was answered. I could visualize my grandma making her way through her apartment to where the black rotary dial phone rested on a side table. Her hello was warm, welcoming and so familiar. I […]

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Community Matters

I’m tired of “Stranger Danger.” We are raising a bunch of little people that are scared. Scared of all the people they don’t know. I’m not doing it! Yes, I know *gasp* I am calling into question the notion of “stranger danger.” But, this is not actually revolutionary, I’m just saying it again. Most people are good and […]

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Meet Connie, Our Newest Contributor!

Hello Portland! My name is Connie Armerding, PMB’s new contributor. I’m so glad to be joining a community of women who aim to resource mothers across the greater Portland area. I’m hailing from the beautiful town of Hood River. My husband grew up in this small town, and since early in our relationship, talk of migrating […]

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new year

New Year, New You…Or Not

As I sit here and ponder my best moments of last year and my resolutions for the new year, I think about how far I’ve come, how much I’ve accomplished, and how much my kids are actually not demon-like monsters. Rather than set resolutions for myself, which just means I’m constantly striving to improve myself, […]

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snow days

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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