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The Ultimate Birthday Gift Guide for Kids

I have always loved birthday parties: planning them, executing them, even cleaning up after them. None of it phases me. What shakes me when my children are invited to others’ birthday parties is the gift-buying. In my ideal world, my kids create handwritten notes with their homemade, sustainable gifts. However, in reality they hastily add a […]

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Why I Still Love to Read to My BIG Kids

Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things and so-much-supervision, bedtime meant that I got a break. Today my kids are six and nine and I’m looking squarely at parenting big kids now. They get their own snacks, buckle […]

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Play Fair PDX and Rose City Comic Con Join Forces This Weekend {Sponsored}

We are delighted to share with you our excitement over this awesome event provided by our partners at Play Fair PDX. We think you will find it pretty exciting, too!Rose City Comic Con, a Portland tradition taking place THIS WEEKEND at the Oregon Convention Center, is famous among many for its celebration of all things […]

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PMB Guide to Family-Friendly Oktoberfests

Ah, Oktoberfest. Just the sound of it causes this German girl’s little heart to beat in time with the chicken dance! I often tell people that Oktoberfest is like a religion in my family. I grew up attending the annual Mt. Angel Oktoberfest every year, complete with traditional Trachten (costumes) and tanzen (dancing) polkas, schottische, […]

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