Passionate About the Portland area
and the Moms Who Live Here

Author Archive | Jennifer M


Silly Mom, Summer is For Kids

I remember when I was a kid, the air was warm and electric as I got off the bus on that last day of school. I remember sliding barefoot through the grass as the sprinkler sprayed ice cold water on me. I remember quietly roasting marshmallows by the fire pit as my parents or grandparents told stories […]

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Finding Joy in the Moments of This Motherhood

Sometimes I get lost in the mundane of this motherhood. I literally lose myself. There’s all the laundry and meal planning, the owies and hugs, the loud screeching of “M-o-o-o-o-m!” It’s hard to find the right balance between servant and drill sergeant, and I worry I’ll never fully be that loving, inspiring mother I always dreamed I would be. And it’s all a bit surreal, isn’t it? This motherhood? You’re holding on as you’re letting go. […]

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