Portland Mom Collective

Portland Mom Collective is a group of writers raising kids in the Portland area, sharing their stories and experiences with our community.

4 Easy Ways to Get Healthy Food For Less

If you are like me, two things are a constant for you as a mom. First, being worried that your kid is eating enough fruits and vegetables every day. Second, being absolutely overwhelmed at...

The Spooky Truth About Halloween Candy

{We want your family to have a healthy AND sweet Halloween! Thanks to our friends at Nelson Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for providing and sponsoring this handy post.} With Halloween on the horizon, it may be...

The New Mommy Makeover

Every mom experiences changes to her body following pregnancy and childbirth. However, if such changes are negatively affecting your comfort or self-confidence, you may wish to take action. If you have considered a cosmetic...

5 Tips for Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

{Thank you to the team at Portland's Greenburg Pediatric Dentistry for sponsoring this post and providing the useful tips below!} Nervous about taking your child to the dentist for the first time?  It's completely normal! ...

How a Family Legal Plan is Like Cleaning a Messy Room

Messy rooms. We’ve all seen them. We’ve been responsible for plenty of our own. The trouble with a messy room is that important things can be misplaced. Add a bit of confusion, or perhaps...

To Floss or Not to Floss…Is That REALLY a Question?

An article in The New York Times earlier this month received a lot of attention from both families and oral care professionals. It basically indicated that the government thinks flossing is a big fat waste...
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How Long is Too Long to Breastfeed?

As a mom, you may have heard a thing or two about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. If you've been living in an underground cave for the last decade or longer, let me...

5 Things To Do the Moment Your Baby Is Born

You've waited nine months for this moment. Your baby is born and you get to see him or her for the very first time. You want this moment to be as special and beneficial...

Summertime! It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses (or Fractures) a Tooth

As parents, dental trauma is not something at the forefront of our minds as the kiddos end the school year and begin a summer full of fun. But, this summertime fun can put children at risk...

Recap: Tone F1tness Mom’s Night Out

At a sold out Mom's Night Out last Thursday we welcomed 30 area moms to the Tone F1tness studio in Beaverton's Progress Ridge. Here's a glimpse of the experience--minus the sore muscles that many were feeling...