Nadia

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Nadia has worn many hats in her personal life and career: mom, matchmaker (professionally and personally), marketer, recruiter, teacher, daughter and sister to name a few. Her true passion is helping people by developing their personal and professional skills so they can be successful in their career. Motherhood has had a different plan for her as she navigates poopy diapers, colicky babies and messy houses. Now, she balances working as a recruiter/career counselor with her toddler son and baby girl.
The Five Stages of a Workout

The Five Stages of a Workout

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I’m going to be honest here and say I had no idea what motherhood would do to my body. I look at the jiggle of my tummy and my enormous hips and think, what...
Parent

From One Mom to Another: Please Parent Your Kids

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As a teacher and mom, I'm seeing a lot of complacency lately when it comes to parenting. Some of it stems from exhaustion or the sheer fear of our children. You might not like...
connections

My First School-Age Birthday Party as a Mom

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In a desperate attempt to up my game in the making mom-friends category, I decided to attend a birthday party for my son's classmate from school. It reminded me of high school because all...
sorry

Sorry Not Sorry: A Letter to My Second Child

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  Dear Child #2,   I am sorry. I am sorry I forgot to plan your birthday party. I am sorry I whipped up a lame birthday party because your brother was born three years and eleven...
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My Motherhood in Photos

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It happens every few weeks. I scroll through social media and see that photo. It's the photo with the family that looks perfect. Their clothes match down to the accessories and the children appear content,...
buying a home

Buying a Home in Portland: Tips to Find a House and Maintain Your Sanity

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As a mom of younger children, the frantic search for buying a home in Portland began with confusion, questions, too few choices, and ended (after two years) with our happily ever after home.In the...
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A Love Letter to My Kids’ Nannies and Teachers

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Dear Katie, Britton, Stacy, Josh, Suzy, Myra, Holly, School Teachers, and Everyone Else Who Has Helped Parent My Kids, It is with great humility and compassion that I write this tribute to you. You are...
new year

New Year, New You…Or Not

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As I sit here and ponder my best moments of last year and my resolutions for the new year, I think about how far I’ve come, how much I’ve accomplished, and how much my...
anxiety

5 Tips to Manage the Anxiety of Motherhood

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I felt the warm water sprinkle on my back as I took a deep breath and let the steam cover the room. I needed this shower and I was thankful for The Baby Channel...

The Debacle Over Public School Boundaries

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School boundaries are a big deal right now if you’re in the Portland Public School (PPS) or Beaverton School (BSD) districts.  I am not talking the “please stay out of my space” boundaries. I mean the...