Jessica

Jessica
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Jessica is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of The Wiggle Room, an indoor play space for all abilities in the Hollywood neighborhood. Jessica’s greatest passion is helping children and their families live a great life no matter what their abilities. She loves spending time with her husband and two boys walking in their NE Portland neighborhood, at the beach, or on their sailboat. Day dates, DIY projects that actually get completed, naps, and consignment shops also make her smile.
School Lockers

An Educator’s View on Returning to School In-Person

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As a school employee, I've been asked by many friends, families and neighbors about my feelings regarding the reopening of schools. My answer changes daily and I’m sure it will continue to evolve as...

Portland-Area Adventures with Kids During COVID

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Pre-COVID, we spent our weekends out and about exploring our amazing city. Checking out a new playground, hiking, OMSI, cooling off in the river, swim lessons at the community center, and playing with friends...
Breakfast In Bed

Simple Gifts to Give Mom This Mother’s Day (In Quarantine)

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Dear Mother's Day Gift-Giver, This post is for you. Please give it a read. It is not meant to offend you or your previous Mother's Day attempts. We have loved lots of what you have...

School Supplies Surprise: A New Way to Save My Sanity

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It may seem early to start thinking about back to school shopping, but a little planning now can have you sailing through summer without rushing around shopping for school supplies just as you’ve finally...
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Using Home Exchange to Travel

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Since opening our business two years ago, our travel budget has plummeted. We are fortunate to have wonderful family and friends who have welcomed us into their homes so that we have been able...
Holiday Meal - Managing Picky Eaters

Managing Holiday Meals with Picky Eaters

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I am a healthy adult who was a picky eater as a child. I wanted things to be plain, separate, and definitely not mushy. At every holiday meal, my grandma used to remind me...
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Why I Started Getting My Booty to the Gym

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Truthfully, I have never enjoyed working out. My mom is a retired PE teacher, nevertheless I remember trying to get out of running in high school. Sports and dance have always been enjoyable, but...
prepare moms for kindergarten

Adjusting to Kindergarten…For Moms

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There is a lot of talk about kids adjusting to kindergarten and it’s all very important. It is a big adjustment. But what about preparing for the changes a mom goes through when her...
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How Comcast Business Helps The Wiggle Room Run Smoother

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While planning to open our business, we knew we would need reliable and fast internet to allow our customers access to wifi while enjoying our space. As a small business, we also needed a...
packing for the beach

6 Packing Essentials for the Beach

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Looking back to my childhood trips to the beach, I have visions of my mom carrying tons of gear to and from the beach all summer long. I remember her wise words: "If you...