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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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The Taming of a Wild Beast: A Girl and Her Dog

We have “that” dog. You know the one that is super naughty most of the time. The dog that isn’t your best friend, but rather is always trying to figure a way to get the most out of every situation. You know the one that acts like a wild beast, only sometimes willing to be tamed. He will do whatever it […]

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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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A Memorial Day Birthday

It was 2003, and I did not know any better.  I had an occasion to celebrate, so I drafted a letter.  I wrote it, and bound it, and sealed it with a kiss. I drove it over to the post office, rushed, my deadline not to miss.  My note never made it on time, I […]

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Emerging from the Winter Blues

With all of its festivity and yuletide joys, winter’s official kickoff in December is easily greeted, but something sinister looms on the other side of New Year’s Eve, the winter blues. I began to experience a frustrating decline in energy in January, apathy lulling  me to malaise with its emotionless song. Even though frustrating at […]

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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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We’re All Becoming Our Mothers

Newsflash: you’re turning into yo mama. It was the fall of 2010, my pre-motherhood life. My mom and stepdad, Jim, had this timeshare deal and we thought it’d be fun to do Thanksgiving in Las Vegas. After settling in, we headed out to see the sights and I turned to my husband, David and said, […]

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