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Hospitality Is Food for the Soul

Hunger is constant. It can be satiated, but without fail, in a few short hours our stomachs growl again telling us it is time to eat. Just as our stomach is hungry for food, our souls are hungry for connection. This past October, after undergoing major surgery, just two months after unpacking boxes in a […]

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There’s a Purple-Haired Troll in My Basement!

We live in an age where the isolated nuclear family is the norm. I’ve heard many friends complain about the difficulty of forming friendships and community connections after a long day of work and parenting responsibilities. I’ll admit that I used to have the same difficulty until I invited the “purple-haired troll” and her daughter […]

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Social Media

How Social Media is Changing Our Motherhood Experience

“Just give me two minutes,” I say to my son and frantically add hashtags to my Instagram post for the day. #lifestyleblogger #motherhoodthroughinstagram. Is anyone else guilty of this? How about a quick check of your Facebook feed while you breastfeed? Especially during those long middle-of-the-night feeds. Social media is ever-present in our lives. It’s […]

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Bullying is Everyone’s Problem

It happened. My son got in the car and said it, “the kids are mean to me.” I could feel my insides burn with anger and sadness thinking of his feelings and the impact they will have on his future. We talked about ways to deal with this and it passed. I made it a […]

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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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Vibe of Portland’s 10th Birthday

It has been an incredible year at Vibe of Portland. Come join us as we unveil our new Studio AND celebrate our 10th year empowering Portland’s youth through art. Since programming began in 2008, Vibe has grown to work with 10 schools and serve over 3,000 kids. We could not have achieved this without our dedicated staff and the community’s generous support.

Bring the family to this free event on Saturday, September 23 between 10am and 2pm. Tour the new Vibe Studio (formerly the Cafe Au Play space), participate in family art projects, yard games, and raffles. Food cards will be on site with food for purchase. Come celebrate with us!

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