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Author Archive | Mel Tolan


5 Online Delivery Services for Busy Moms

Don’t have time to shop? To busy to shop? I feel ya. Plus I don’t like to shop. Holiday rush at the mall? No thank you, that sounds like a nightmare. Online delivery services became my saviors this past year. Going to school while working full-time didn’t leave much space for shopping anyway, so I […]

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Why Grandparents Are Special

At the end of August my daughter and I spent a week in Southern California at my grandparent’s place. It was one of the best vacations I can remember. My grandparents are in their late 80s, and life is slower for them, which made the pace of our vacation perfect. After spending the previous 11 […]

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Summer Outdoor Concert Guide for Portland Families

It’s that time of year folks, when the rain subsides (mostly) and we get to really enjoy our fabulous local outdoor entertainment. One of my family’s favorite activities is going to outdoor concerts and festivals. And Portland has quite a few. Between the Blues Festival, Edgefield Concerts on the lawn, Oregon Zoo concerts, and Portland […]

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postpartum pelvic physical therapy

My Postpartum Lifesaver ‘Down There’

I’ve mentioned pelvic physical therapy in previous posts, and I thought I’d expand on the topic as many people have never heard of it before. I know I hadn’t when my OB wrote me a referral for pelvic physical therapy, something she does for all her patients who had tears or trauma during childbirth. I […]

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