Katie Carrick

Katie Carrick
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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8 Front Porch Photos of Portland Families During the Pandemic

2020 has been...weird? hard? unprecedented? The correct answer is all of the above. Yes, this year started off like most, but quickly devolved into school closings and quarantines. The summer has been a *slight* reprieve,...
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9 Instagram-Worthy Cookies You Didn’t Even Know You Needed in Your Life

I've found myself smitten with a delightful little part of Instagram these days: designer cookies. Yes, beautifully decorated cookies with some of the most inventive, creative, and funny illustrations. So, really, what's not to...
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Berry Season Is in Full Swing :: What to Do With All That Berry...

Berry Season 2020 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,...
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These Pictures of Dads Meeting Their Kids May Cause Sweaty Eyes for Father’s Day...

We celebrated moms meeting their kids for Mother's Day, and now it's time for the dads! I wonder what Father's Day 2020 has in store? Hopefully, not too many surprises (2020 has sufficiently taken care...
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PMC’s 2020-2021 Guide to Portland Photographers is Here!

Phew, it's been a real year. Wait, it's only June? Well, at least we can get outside. Hooray for sunshine and pictures! Portland Mom Collective is thrilled to announce that our 2020-2021 Guide to...
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Get All the Mother’s Day 2020 Feels with These Powerful Photos of Moms Meeting...

Mother's Day 2020 is not going to play out how we imagined earlier this year. There's probably no meal out or relaxing day at the spa to celebrate just how awesome we are as...
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How Should We Talk to Our Kids About Quarantine (Without Freaking Them Out)?

It's no secret, even to the littlest of kiddos. Something is going on. You and I might be able to chat about the endless barrage of information coming at us from all directions that elicit a...
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How to Navigate Parenting with Your Partner During Quarantine

Now that governors across the US have issued shelter-in-place orders, everyone is spending A LOT more time at home. This translates to no escaping copious amounts of time around your immediate family. And tensions...
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Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for the Sentimental Mom in Your Life

For the last few months, I've been keeping an eye out for unique Mother's Day gifts, and I need to share them now! I know what you must be thinking: What is wrong with you,...
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2020 Guide to Portland Summer Camps

Summer Camps? We’ve got that. Portland Moms Blog is excited to announce that the 2020 Guide to Portland Summer Camps is here! We’ve partnered with some of the best summer camps around to make it easier...