Wynter is a stay-at-home wife and mother with a tendency to over-commit. She is a writer, artist, a lover of stories, an avid gardener, and chocolate-covered cherries addict. In addition to writing for PMB, Wynter is also a professional, freelance editor, and founder/author at The Made to Mother Project. Follow her editing and writing tips on Instagram!

August Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Portland

Although it's been pretty mild this year, we know August is usually the hottest, driest days of Portland's beautiful summer. With many of Portland's Metro school districts starting this year before Labor Day, the...

Portland’s 4th of July Events Guide

One of the best things about how large Portland's tri-county area is the variety of events throughout the year. The 4th of July is no exception with parades, festivals, and fireworks EVERYWHERE all over...
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Portland Dads Blog Takeover: 10 Things Dads Want This Father’s Day

My name is Jonathan and I am Wynter's husband. For Father's Day week this year, I am taking over Portland Moms Blog with TEN fun ideas most men love that you can use to...
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Staycation: 7 Things To Do On Memorial Day Weekend

Historically, Memorial Day is a holiday to honor military personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since many employers and almost all schools have a three-day weekend, a lot of...
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Mother’s Day Round-Up: Where to Spoil Mom in Portland

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th! Whether you're looking for ideas to spoil that special mama in your life, or need some serious hints to drop so your family can spoil YOU, Portland Moms...
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Staycation: 10 Things To Do Around Portland On Spring Break

Who says you need to get out of town to have an awesome spring break? Whether it's due to scheduling or budgeting conflicts, if you're staying home for spring break this year you can...

11 Snowy Sledding Destinations Near Portland

We’re lucky to live in a place surrounded by many different options to take a winter day trip. Mt. Hood is the obvious choice, but summits in SW Washington, the Central Oregon Santiam pass,...

PMB Fall Round-Up: Our Favorite Autumn-Themed Posts

Fall is in the air again in the Pacific Northwest. Cool, crisp mornings, beautiful sunny days, and changing colors across the landscape. To make it easier on you, we’ve collected some of our favorite...

I Was FIRED from My First Job After 10 SAHM Years

In the fall of 2007 I went on maternity leave, and never returned to work. My salary would barely cover the cost of daycare, and I truly wanted to stay home and raise my...
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Six PNW Day Trips to Take with the Family This Summer

It's vacation season, but you don't need to take a long road trip, a multi-day trip, or an international flight to get some family fun in. The PNW has lots of little jewels nearby...