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ShopPDX2017

ShopPDX 2017 Holiday Gift Guide :: Locally Sourced Gifts and Giveaways!

It’s PMB’s third edition of our annual ShopPDX Holiday Gift Guide, and we couldn’t be more delighted do share our finds with you! We’ve teamed up with some of the best local shops to give you the inside scoop on some amazing gift ideas. Plus, we’ll be hosting giveaways on our Facebook page all the […]

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memorial day

A Memorial Day Birthday

It was 2003, and I did not know any better.  I had an occasion to celebrate, so I drafted a letter.  I wrote it, and bound it, and sealed it with a kiss. I drove it over to the post office, rushed, my deadline not to miss.  My note never made it on time, I […]

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Saving the Memories: The Mom Book

We’re moms. There are a lot of things we’d like for our birthdays, Christmas, and Mother’s Day. Those cute new sandals you can’t afford, breakfast in bed (by yourself), a quiet weekend at the beach, a day without squabbles. Here’s the thing, we’re not getting those things. We will get a sweet card or picture, maybe […]

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socks

Dirty Socks: An Unexpected Gift

We are a no-shoes-in-the-house family; at least that is the rule we, or I, set for our family. This means  we have a bin at the front and back doors where shoes with mucky soles go, and only socks are allowed up and down the halls. I made this rule in an attempt to keep […]

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Santa Was a Homeless Man on the Max

We didn’t see Santa at the mall this year. He wasn’t ringing a bell outside of Macy’s or riding on a float in the parade. This year, my kids met Santa at the Max train station, and he was homeless and hungry and cold.   Christmas is my favorite. Ugly Sweater parties, decorating, making gingerbread […]

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5 Online Delivery Services for Busy Moms

Don’t have time to shop? To busy to shop? I feel ya. Plus I don’t like to shop. Holiday rush at the mall? No thank you, that sounds like a nightmare. Online delivery services became my saviors this past year. Going to school while working full-time didn’t leave much space for shopping anyway, so I […]

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