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yoga retreats

5 PNW Yoga Retreats for Moms

Self-care is something that is overlooked as a mama. We tend to take care of everyone else, including the animals, before ourselves. Finding the time to add in a trip to the gym, getting a pedicure, going for a massage or even ordering a glass of wine with friends is often the last priority on […]

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Seattle

5 Fun Activities for Families in Seattle

Have you ever been to Seattle on a trip with your family? Whether you visit on a weekday or weekend, there are a ton of family-friendly activities to do in Portland’s super cool sister to the north. But the best time of the year to visit Seattle is late June to early September. Many people […]

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oral health

Diet and Dentistry: How Kids’ Eating Habits Can Affect Their Teeth

We are delighted to partner with Dr. Melissa Wages of SW PDX Pediatric Dentistry to bring you this important information in honor of Children’s Dental Health Month.February is Children’s Dental Health Month. It is also National Snack Food Month. This isn’t going well. I have a confession to make. No, I have a couple confessions […]

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scholarships

The College Scholarship Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

When I married my husband, my stepdaughter was only seven-years-old. She was a sweet little girl who loved American Girl Dolls and gymnastics. Today, she is twenty-years-old and a sophomore in college. Not only do I personally regret not seeking out and applying for scholarships when I was in school (I finished paying off my loans at […]

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playroom

Rethinking the Playroom

I often hear families express the desire for “more space” in their house, and they think that adding a playroom for their young children is the way to go. They fantasize that if their kids have a space to go, all their toys will be contained. The imagined play space is a joyful, Pinterest-worthy room, […]

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car seat

Winter Car Seat Safety

As the weather changes it is very tempting to have our children wear their jackets in the car seat. We want our children to be warm, but we also want them to be safe. Adding layers under our children’s car seat straps may help keep our children warm, but it will not keep them safe. […]

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pinterest

A Working Mom in a Pinterest World

The school year is in full swing and now that the hoopla around class assignments, bus routes, and incredibly specific school supply lists is over, some of us moms find ourselves settling into our own familiar routine: feeling inadequate. I work full-time outside of the house, and I love my job. I also love my […]

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A Midwifes Birth Story

WHA Midwifery Birth Center: A Midwife Shares Her Own Birth Story {Sponsored}

Thank you to WHA Midwifery Birth Center for sponsoring this post!I’m a midwife and mummy of three. I’ve delivered hundreds of babies in different countries and cultures around the world, from Africa to Australia. Birth is both my profession and passion, therefore making the right choice for my own family about where I would birth […]

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