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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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Teaching Kids to Finish Well

Teaching Kids to Finish Well

There is much hope in any beginning, and a new school year is filled with many. In order to see those hopes realized in my family, we are all ready talking about the end of the school year and how to finish well. I am asking my little learners what they want to be able to say […]

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middle school

A Letter to My 6th Grade Daughter

My Dearest Sweet Pea,    I’m thankful you still let me call you that. I’m not sure if one day you’ll resist but for today we still embrace it. You are about to enter into 6th grade. Middle school. These years, for many, are simply the years we say, “we survived.” Middle school years are […]

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back to school

6 PMB Back to School Tips

It is that time of the year again: back to school! How many of us are ready for the routine to begin again? The early mornings, the school lunches, the drops offs and pick ups? The morning madness and the afternoon chaos? I have mixed feelings about it all, but I know it must be […]

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Family Guide to the 2017 Eclipse

A Family Guide to the 2017 Eclipse: 4 Ways to Prep Your Kids and Make It Memorable

Thank you to Space Racers for partnering with PMB for this sponsored post.Anyone who hasn’t heard of the solar eclipse happening on August 21 has likely been living under a rock. Oregon is especially focused on this event because it marks the first U.S. location within the Path of Totality, where projections expect almost two minutes […]

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