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survive the holidays

Surviving a Family Holiday

Welp, we did it mamas. We survived Thanksgiving. We are firmly ensconced in “The Holidays.” I hope your Thanksgiving was a smashing success! My holiday was perfect. And difficult, and teary, and messy, and filled with laughter, and buckets of love, and I only felt stabby a couple of times. It’s never all one thing […]

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traditions

Creating New Traditions

The holidays are a time to gather with family and sink into the familiar traditions that you remember as a child. The evolution of tradition is inevitable when you begin your own family, but whether they are abrupt or gradual depends on your circumstance. New holiday traditions are a way to respect your past while […]

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holiday road

Holiday Road

Aww, the holiday season. Here I am, just minding my own business, still eating my kids’ Halloween candy, and before I know it, Thanksgiving is already here! While the great debate rages on about when it’s okay to play Christmas music and put up the Christmas tree, let us celebrate by stuffing our faces full […]

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birth mom

Thank You Birth Mom

Oh, birth mom. I think of you. And not just because it’s National Adoption Awareness Month. Most days, I’m awakened by a tug of my comforter as at least one of the boys climbs atop the fluffy covers. That is usually accompanied by a demand for family cuddles or a request for Octonauts on Netflix. If […]

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Surrogacy 101

Surrogacy: Facts vs Fiction

We are delighted to bring you this interview in partnership with our friends at All Families Surrogacy!Surrogacy is becoming more and more common, but it is often misunderstood. Did you know that Oregon is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the country, while it is still illegal in Washington state? The surrogacy landscape is […]

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northeast portland

Choosing a Portland City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Northeast Portland

Northeast Portland is a wonderful place to live. Diverse and ever changing, this neighborhood is a hotbed of new restaurants, bars, community events, and family friendly activities. With parks for rose lovers, dog lovers, and nature lovers, we’ve got a park for everyone! There are bountiful places to grab a bite, a renowned avenue for […]

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