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journal

Journaling For Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

It is no secret I love to write. As a mother, I hope that my nine-year-old daughter grows up to love writing as much as I do. To nudge her along the path of prose in her self expression, I went looking for the perfect journal that would inspire her to write, and to keep […]

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reading

Why I Still Love to Read to My BIG Kids

Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things and so-much-supervision, bedtime meant that I got a break. Today my kids are six and nine and I’m looking squarely at parenting big kids now. They get their own snacks, buckle […]

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local libraries

Your Local Library: Did You Know?

Our local libraries hold the key to the world with all the books they lend, but did you know that they also hold the key to the community? From story times to writers’ workshop, and tax preparation assistance to free admission at cultural destinations, libraries around Portland offer unique and often missed enrichment and support opportunities. […]

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children's books

PMB Book Club: Kid-Friendly Books

Are you tired of reading the same children’s books to your kids? Those books that rhyme? Tell the same story? Are mass-produced and mass-marketed? If you are looking for books that are different, read on, I have a few suggestions below that I have found to be gems.  The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have by Anton […]

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parenting books book

PMB Book Club: Winter Reading List

Now that Christmas is over and the kids are busy playing with all their new stuff, what do YOU do with your winter down time? Sure, you could catch up on laundry or start some winter cleaning project, but come on, you’re on vacation, too! Take a break and do something for you, like read […]

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local libraries

Library Love: 5 Reasons to Visit

Ahhh, the library! Where we can talk (quietly!) and our kids can learn stuff. After all, readers are leaders. I saw that on a sign at the library… While our family lives in Lake Oswego, we call the Tualatin Library home. Besides respite from the Portland drizzle, here’s FIVE reasons to frequent your local library. 1. Online Access No […]

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play

But Mommy Doesn’t Want to Play!

I have a confession: I don’t really like to play with my daughter, Karys. Just saying that makes me feel like a bad mom. Playing is supposed to be one of the things I enjoy, right? Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of things I like to do with her. We enjoy making crafts […]

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