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Fall Wreaths You Can Make With the Kids

Nothing says home like a seasonal wreath hung from the front door. Even when I don’t do any other decorating, I make sure we have season-appropriate wreaths. My daughter, Karys, age eight, has been helping me make wreaths since she was tiny, and my nine-month-old Saryn will soon be “helping” too. Wreaths are the perfect […]

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Five Firsts for an Autumn Baby

This is not my baby’s first autumn. My son was born in early November 2016. That, however kept him from experiencing Portland in the fall. This season happens to be my favorite, and not just because it’s my namesake. There’s something about Portland autumns: the crispness in the air on a brisk morning, the golden […]

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18 Signs You’re a Portland Mom in the Fall

This season in Portland brings shorter rainy days, soccer games, and pumpkin everything. Here are 18 signs you might be a Portland mom in the fall: 1. The first soccer game fell on a glorious 85-degree-day in August. You worked on your tan on the sidelines (just kidding, we’re Portlanders so we wear sunscreen). The season’s last game takes place on a dark, dreary […]

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