Author Archive | autumnbettinger

comparison

The Comparison Conundrum

We know not to compare. We know that every baby is different. Given a long enough timeline, nearly every baby will talk and walk and have all their teeth. We’re all doing the best we can and we’re good, loving parents. The constant comparison with other mothers is silly, we know all this. So why […]

Continue Reading 1
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 […]

Continue Reading
autumn baby portland fall

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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
first birthday

The Trepidation of Turning One

It only happens once in a child’s life. The great first birthday. There’s something about ‘one’ that gets us parents in a fervor. Turning one isn’t just the first real birthday we can celebrate with a party, it’s also the milestone that says, ‘You did it! You kept your kid alive for one whole year!’ […]

Continue Reading