Katie Carrick

Katie Carrick
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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.
Mother with long hair and pants holding and staring down at her new baby

Get All the Mother’s Day 2020 Feels with These Powerful Photos of Moms Meeting...

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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...
Father sitting at the table with his young child to color and talk

How Should We Talk to Our Kids About Quarantine (Without Freaking Them Out)?

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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...
Two parents sitting together at home while their toddler takes a picture of them with a phone and the infant breastfeeds

How to Navigate Parenting with Your Partner During Quarantine

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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

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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

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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...
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A Mom, A Waterpark, and the Freeing Power of Not Caring What Other People...

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Who knew a simple family trip to the waterpark, once a certain source of anxiety and self-consciousness, could turn into an act of radical self-acceptance? My Personal Revolution Was Unintentional Having a little time off of...
Image from Chinese New Year that has illuminated red lanterns hanging about a market place with Chinese characters painted on them

Celebrating Chinese New Year: A Family Affair

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"What was your favorite memory of Chinese New Year when you were growing up?" I asked my husband, trying to extrapolate details to recreate for our children. "I knew I was going to eat good...
Wong family holiday photo session with everyone looking silly but more true to form

How to Get the Perfect Holiday Family Photo in 10 “Easy” Steps

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Tis’ the season to receive holiday cards from friends near and far. You've probably spotted a holiday-themed family photo or two and thought, "Wow, how did they get that shot?" The kids are behaving, the...
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One Mom’s Holiday Playlist You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Life

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It's beginning to look a lot like, Chr- hold up, it has definitely been looking like Christmas for a hot minute. And from the songs on the radio, it sounds like we've constantly been...
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Our ShopPDX 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!

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With the holidays coming up, we know you're on the lookout for gifts that are thoughtful and unique. At Portland Moms Blog, we encourage you to shop local. The Portland area has many local...