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A Partner’s Role in Postpartum Recovery

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During pregnancy, everything shouted “Postpartum Depression.” If I picked up a flier or attended a group for new mothers, Postpartum Depression was discussed. It was important to my partner and I that we work...
therapy

A Mom’s Guide to Finding a Counselor

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Have you made the decision to get therapy, but not really sure where to start? With so many options out there, how do you go about finding a counselor? To make this process simpler...
financial responsibility

How to Teach Your Children Financial Responsibility

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It’s hard to know where to start when teaching children financial responsibility. Luckily, teaching positive messages about money doesn’t take much. You can teach your children emotion-neutral language for money, to use money as a...
SAHM of twins

4 Truths of Being a SAHM of Twins

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Everyone has their assumptions about stay-at-home-moms. They spend all of their time inside of Target, get to stroll through parks whenever they want, and have all the time in the world to keep the...
new baby

10 Tips for Starting a New Job with a New Baby (in a New...

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I was offered a job in Portland about a month before my my first child was due. After the excitement wore off, the apprehension about becoming a new parent, starting a new job, and...
sense of purpose

Finding a Sense of Purpose and Recognition Beyond Family Life

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Remember the old work-life balance ideal? That place of stability and equilibrium so many of us once aspired to? We were building a sense of purpose in our futures back then, honing our skills,...
organization

The Pinterest Mom’s Guide to Simple Home Organization

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If you are like me, you are on Pinterest constantly checking ideas on how to make your home beautiful. Personally, I love the farmhouse/vintage style decor. But before I can decorate and beautify our home,...
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A Day in the Life of a Working Mom and Stay at Home Dad

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My job brought us to Portland in 2016. Our initial plan was for my husband to find a job and us put our four-month-old in daycare. However, after looking at our finances and realizing...
photographer

Lauren Allen Photography: Hiring A Family Photographer You Trust

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I want to talk about trust and the importance of documenting your story. How are you documenting your unique story? And yes, your story is important. Choosing a photographer you trust is a big...
oral health

Diet and Dentistry: How Kids’ Eating Habits Can Affect Their Teeth

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month. It is also National Snack Food Month. This isn’t going well. I have a confession to make. No, I have a couple confessions to make. I am a...