A stay-at-home mom in the SW Portland suburbs, Roxie is a wife and mom to three kids, ages 2, 5, and 8. Her ideal day would include a hike somewhere deep in the woods and a big greasy diner meal. She's a Master Recycler and blogs at Kung Pow HausFrau!

My Gut Feelings: Accepting the Post-Pregnancy Pooch

All of the pregnancy books I bought from the bookstore when I was pregnant for the first time droned on and on about swollen feet, linea nigra, and episiotomies, but none of them them...

Free Outdoor Activities for Portland Families

Oregon certainly is green, but that doesn't mean money trees grow in our backyards. Fortunately, with all of the opportunities for fun that summer offers, there are plenty that don't cost a thing. So...

Picnicking Like a Pro: Tips for Simple Picnics

Summer's here, moms. It's going to be hot, and the kids are going to be home all day long. I do not want to be slaving over a hot stove (in a house that...

{Moms Who Inspire} The Hardest Working Love

When asked to write about a mom who inspires me, I knew right away who I would write about. While my own mom is awesome and inspiring, I know she will forgive me if...

Free Indoor Activities Around Portland

Whether it's too cold, too hot, too wet, or your allergies are just driving you crazy, sometimes it's best to find your fun indoors. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun and educational options around...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A Mom’s Guide to Handling All That Stuff

I don't know about you, but it seems as though our garbage can gets fuller faster now that I'm a mom of three kids. Just this evening my husband came home from work, looked...

Kids Cook Pizza!

What is your kid's favorite thing to eat for dinner? There's an excellent chance the answer to that question is pizza. And while pizza has the (undeserved) reputation of being unhealthy, there's also an excellent...