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and the Moms Who Live Here
kindergarten

What to Consider When Considering Kindergarten

To kindergarten or not to kindergarten? That is a question for many parents with children who have birthdays on the months immediately preceding the cutoff date. In a time when expectations of young children are increasing, and kindergarten in Oregon is now full-day, families are choosing to delay entry into the formal school system. While it is a […]

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Coffee shops

4 Reasons to Love Portland Coffee Shops

A few weeks ago, my husband and I made a deal. We decided that we needed to step up our self-care game. He joined a gym and I’m taking Wednesday nights off from mom-duty. He chooses sweating and suffering through sore muscles, and I choose to sit in one of many Portland coffee shops, sipping […]

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socks

Dirty Socks: An Unexpected Gift

We are a no-shoes-in-the-house family; at least that is the rule we, or I, set for our family. This means  we have a bin at the front and back doors where shoes with mucky soles go, and only socks are allowed up and down the halls. I made this rule in an attempt to keep […]

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils 101 For Moms

Essential oils are all the rage right now. You see them almost everywhere: the superstore, drugstore, natural store, homestead store, and even the online store. They line up shelves and take up stock. People sing their praises and attest to their results. But what are essential oils, really? And how are mothers like us using […]

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comunity

Building Community in 5 Easy Steps

Things feel a little unsettled these days. You know what will help? Community. I encourage you to make one. Yep, do it. You can. I believe in you. You know why? Because I did it. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take a special personality. It doesn’t take the “right” neighborhood. It takes you. Maybe […]

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