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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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Adventures in Awesome: Whitewater Rafting with Sun Country Tours

Adventures in Awesome: Whitewater Rafting with Sun Country Tours {Review}

This post is sponsored by Sun Country Tours, who contacted Portland Moms Blog about providing an honest review of their outdoor adventures. All views expressed are my own.Every summer, my family makes our pilgrimage to Sunriver, Oregon, where we love to run, swim, fish, geocache, bike, and kayak. Never in our five years of visits […]

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Hoffman Academy

Start Your Summer with Hoffman Academy Piano Lessons

Portland Moms Blog partnered with Hoffman Academy to bring you the information in this sponsored post. We think you’ll love their online (or offline!) piano programs and the special summer discount!Some piano teachers take the summer off. Not Mr. Hoffman! Summer vacation is the perfect time to start piano lessons with Hoffman Academy. Here are […]

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Big

And Just Like That, They’re Big

My big girl ran out onto the soccer field yesterday looking grown-up-ish. I thought I’d been paying attention, but turns out not so much. Because now she’s big and I’m surprised. She went into the bathroom to change into soccer clothes and came out a different kid. I swear, this is how it happened. My heart […]

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