Tis’ the season to receive holiday cards from friends near and far. You’ve probably spotted a holiday-themed family photo or two and thought, “Wow, how did they get that shot?” The kids are behaving, the clothes match, and everyone is having a totally not-faked grand old time. If you’re asking yourself, “What is this magic […]
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With the holidays coming up, we know you’re on the lookout for gifts that are thoughtful and unique. At Portland Moms Blog, we encourage you to shop local. The Portland area has many local artists and small businesses that make wonderful gifts for loved ones both near and far. What better time to launch our […]
Is your kiddo or family dressing up for Halloween? Enter PMB’s Halloween Costume Contest on Instagram. You could win a full session from our friends at Molly Yi Photography, just in time for the holidays!
For many moms-to-be, prenatal genetic testing may be entirely out of mind. These tests sound stressful, scary, or complicated. Let’s keep it real: sometimes it is. However, the reality is almost EVERY pregnancy will include some kind of prenatal genetic test, and the majority will be completely normal. Before I tried my hand at writing […]
Last summer, I was forced to acknowledge the reality that my beloved Roxy, our 16-year-old Rat Terrier, was not long for this world. Like any good millennial, I perused the internet looking for help dealing with the death of a pet. My searches included: How will I know when it’s time to let my dog […]
Before I had my first child, I was blissfully naive about, well, a lot of things. Many moms-to-be have an overly romanticized version of motherhood BEFORE having their first child. No one thinks it will be easy, but new parenthood is way more intense than anyone expects. The realities of breastfeeding was one I was […]
If you have school-aged children just about anywhere in Oregon (and maybe even if you don’t), you’ve probably heard that SOMETHING is happening this Wednesday, May 8th. School districts all over the state will not be open or will operate on a shorter schedule, leaving many Oregonians (parents and non-parents alike) to question: what’s going […]