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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I’m a Mom OBSESSED with Podcasts and Here Are My Recommendations

I love podcasts like Oprah loves bread. Do I have a problem? Maybe. But why not leverage my obsession for your own benefit? Whether you're dipping your toe into the podcast pool for the first time...
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I Hate New Year’s Resolutions, So I Picked a Single Word for 2021

Ah, a new year. The Earth has completed another full revolution around that burning star that is the Sun. If there’s one thing that I can count on in these uncertain times, it’s the...
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10 Portland-Area Nonprofits to Support on Giving Tuesday 2020

It’s probably obvious that 2020 has been pretty difficult across the board. The Portland area is lucky to have a variety of nonprofits helping fill the needs of our neighbors. With that said, nonprofits...
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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...