Connie is motivated by, and built for relationships with others. She loves a good story, whether found in a book or hearing one from a friend over coffee. She holds a BA in Interpersonal Communications from Wheaton College in Illinois and is attending Portland Seminary to receive her Masters degree in Leadership. For well over a decade Connie has been enjoying life along side her best friend and husband, Taylor. Their love multiplied and in a 5-year span added four children to their tribe. She loves adventuring around the PNW with her family, and looks to grab hold of any opportunity to explore new territory. Connie is a writer and a speaker. More of her work can be found at or on Instagram @carmerding.

The Importance of Spending Intentional Time with Your Children

It is 2:30 p.m. The door flings open as my three older children rush into the house in a frenzy. Backpacks, shoes, and socks fly off bodies at warp speed. They race into the...
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Hood River: A Family Day-Trip Guide

The quaint town of Hood River is a hidden jewel located along the Columbia River Gorge. My love for Hood River began as a tourist, and I now enjoy the benefits of being a...
Admitting Need

Admitting Need: Putting an End to Surviving Motherhood Alone

It was the end of January and my twins were six weeks old. Although it took most of the morning to get the three of us dressed and fed, we finally made our way...

A Love Letter to My Children

Dear Children, This morning I think of you as I look about the kitchen. You are not here now, but there is evidence of you all around. Today there are more colorful additions to the...
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Meet Connie, Our Newest Contributor!

Hello Portland! My name is Connie Armerding, PMB's new contributor. I’m so glad to be joining a community of women who aim to resource mothers across the greater Portland area. I’m hailing from the beautiful...
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Letting Go: A Redemptive Process

Six years ago my husband and I purchased a home that we loved in Visalia, CA. It was large and had plenty of space for our growing family. When we moved in the amount...