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.
ShopPDX Gift Guide

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...
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The 2019 Portland-Area Guide to Christmas Tree Farms

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Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, where will we find you this year? Ah, the holidays. A time for twinkling light displays, enthusiastic caroling, and copious amounts of eggnog. It's literally the only time of...
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5 Ideas to Inspire a Winning Halloween Costume & PMB’s Costume Contest!

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I'm just going to come out and say it. The best part of Halloween is getting dressed up, and watching all the kids in their costumes. It's my FAVORITE part. What makes it...
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Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: I Gave Our Family Dog the Best Death I Could

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Last summer, I was forced to acknowledge the reality that my beloved Roxy, our 16-year-old Rat Terrier, was not long for this world. Like any good millennial, I perused the internet looking for help...
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The PMB 2019-2020 Portland Birthday Party Guide is Here!

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The highly anticipated Portland Birthday Party Guide {2019-2020} is finally here (and it's better than ever)! We all have kids. They all have birthdays. While birthday parties definitely come with perks (did someone say cake?),...
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Realities of Breastfeeding I Wish We Talked About More

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Before I had my first child, I was blissfully naive about, well, a lot of things. Many moms-to-be have an overly romanticized version of motherhood BEFORE having their first child. No one thinks it...
Oregon Schools Closing May 8

Why Will So Many Oregon Schools Close on May 8?

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If you have school-aged children just about anywhere in Oregon (and maybe even if you don’t), you’ve probably heard that SOMETHING is happening this Wednesday, May 8th. School districts all over the state will...
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Why I’m Not a Hot Mess Mom (and Neither Are You)

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Since you’re reading a self-proclaimed mom blog, it’s safe to assume you're familiar with the stereotypical mom “types” you might find on something like a Buzzfeed quiz. Crunchy, PTA, Soccer, Fitness, Hot Mess, Parenting...
Galentine's Day

Assemble Your Girl Squad, Galentine’s Day Is Approaching

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I’m going to let you in on a secret. Okay, it’s not really a secret. However, it is quickly becoming one of the most beloved holidays of the year. Oh and it’s all for...
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Building a Network of Support after a Move

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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...