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Fall Wreaths You Can Make With the Kids

Nothing says home like a seasonal wreath hung from the front door. Even when I don’t do any other decorating, I make sure we have season-appropriate wreaths. My daughter, Karys, age eight, has been helping me make wreaths since she was tiny, and my nine-month-old Saryn will soon be “helping” too. Wreaths are the perfect […]

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Imposter Syndrome for Moms

Today I yelled at my daughter for not eating her cereal fast enough. Then we couldn’t find matching socks. Then we couldn’t find a hair tie. Then I remembered that none of us had brushed our teeth. I am not good at this. Soon everyone will discover that I am not good at this. That […]

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Five Firsts for an Autumn Baby

This is not my baby’s first autumn. My son was born in early November 2016. That, however kept him from experiencing Portland in the fall. This season happens to be my favorite, and not just because it’s my namesake. There’s something about Portland autumns: the crispness in the air on a brisk morning, the golden […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project: Offering More Than Just Candy This Halloween

Becoming a mother has changed the way we celebrate holidays. We now have a two-year-old interested in trick-or-treating. Therefore, the idea of handing out mass amounts of sugary treats for Halloween sits a little differently. It is nice to find a way to celebrate the holiday while promoting inclusion for everyone. Simultaneously decreasing candy intake […]

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Your Local Library: Did You Know?

Our local libraries hold the key to the world with all the books they lend, but did you know that they also hold the key to the community? From story times to writers’ workshop, and tax preparation assistance to free admission at cultural destinations, libraries around Portland offer unique and often missed enrichment and support opportunities. […]

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Choosing a Portland Neighborhood: A Moms Guide to Southeast

Before moving to Portland we did lots of research, toured around, and finally landed in what we think is the best part of Portland, inner Southeast Portland. Inner SE has twenty different neighborhoods that all have their own unique flare. It has some of the industrial, old-Portland businesses and train depot, but also the hip and up-and-coming […]

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