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My Motherhood in Photos

It happens every few weeks. I scroll through social media and see that photo. It’s the photo with the family that looks perfect. Their clothes match down to the accessories and the children appear content, well-behaved, AND happen to stare right at the camera. The parents look proud and happy, and the house looks immaculate. They beam […]

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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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Portland’s 10 Best Frozen Yogurt Spots

You know your family eats too much frozen yogurt when your three-year-old asks for it every evening after dinner. In fact, because of my family’s near-obsession with trying different places, I kind of consider us Fro Yo connoisseurs. Yes, that’s a thing. The great thing about this delicious alternative to ice cream is that frozen yogurt is […]

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Anna’s Mom: Being Present Through Grief

Anna was starting first grade and I remember looking at her in the rear view mirror on our way to school, she sat silent looking out the window. I could tell by the look on her face that she was contemplating something. “Are you nervous Anna?” “A little,” she said quietly without breaking her stare […]

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