Katie C

Katie C
Katie is a stay-at-home(ish) mom to a strong-willed toddler and a velcro baby. As an East Coast transplant, she is now fully embracing the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. She spent her pre-children years in the laboratory, working in clinical genetics. Though she still has a great love of science, she has since focused her passion into her writing. Her personal blog is Raised on Love and Science. You can come for the articles but stay for the silly parenting memes. Katie also writes content for a variety of websites and businesses.
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{Nonprofit Highlight} There’s a New, Intergenerational Preschool Coming to Rose Villa

Several years ago, a video featuring an intergenerational preschool popped into my feed. The program was based out of Australia and was dubbed The Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds. I was smitten....
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Score Amazing Deals at These Portland Consignment Sale Events

Where do you find the best deals on *insert basically any kid-related item here*? Sports equipment, baby clothes, shoes, Halloween costumes, maternity jeans, you name it - these questions seem to continually pop up...
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Guide to Portland Area Pumpkin Patches

The kids are back in school and summer weather is no more. But there’s no need to fret. Soon enough apple cider, hayrides, bonfires, and the copious use of cinnamon will signal the glorious...
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11 of Our Favorite Locations for Fall Family Photos Around Portland

What's the first thing most people think of when they envision the Pacific Northwest? The glorious beauty of Mother Nature is probably pretty high on the list. And what's one of the best parts...
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Where to Go Apple Picking Around Portland

September's arrival means several things for Portland-area families: the kids are heading back to school, temperatures are about to get cooler, and it's officially the beginning of apple picking season. And we highly recommend visiting...
freezer with bags and bottles of frozen breastmilk

What I Wish I Knew: Passive Breastmilk Collection

Breastfeeding is WORK. It takes time and energy (and often a few tears). Anyone who thinks it’s easy either hasn’t tried it or has been exceptionally fortunate. While we can all agree that fed...
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5 Ways to Make New Mom Friends in Portland

You did it! You packed up your family and decided to make a go of it in (or around) Portland. Congratulations, you are now a Portland transplant, like most of us. It is a...
Flats of freshly picked raspberries and blueberries in pints at the farm

Berry Season Is in Full Swing :: What to Do With All That Berry...

Berry season is a go here in the Pacific Northwest. Arguably the most flavorful time of the year, there's something magical about the berry deliciousness that abounds in the region (or, you know, it...
A pregnant woman and man with a small child on his shoulders walk along a path with trees and mountains in the background

20 Oregon-Inspired Baby Names for Your Future Pacific Northwesterner

Coming up with a short (or long) list of potential baby names is either super fun or super stressful - there is no in-between. Personally, I’m a sucker for sentimentality and a good story....
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PMC’s 2022 Guide to Portland-Area U-Pick Strawberry Farms

It’s the most flavorful time of the year! Yes, the emergence of Oregon strawberries - that most delicious (and rather short-lived) of seasons - officially marks the beginning of berry season in the Pacific...