Wynter

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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!
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Portland Transplants vs. Natives: 10 “Portlandisms” Exposed

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau only about 40% of Portland’s population was born in Oregon, making it the highest transplant city on the west coast. As a Portland native, born and bred here, I...

Mad Mama: Taming Adult Temper Tantrums

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They say it’s those we love the most who are also the ones we hurt. I have found this to be excruciatingly true as a mother who sometimes struggles with uncontrollable anger. I have memories...

New Year, New…Meh: The Anti-Resolution

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Let’s just put it out there right now…This year I am NOT going to lose weight, work out more, eat less sugar, spend fewer hours on social media, or do the million other things...

When Birthdays and Holidays Collide

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I love the fall, and I love the holiday season, but what the hell were my husband and I thinking having not one, but TWO children born in the middle of November?! Our oldest...

Is Thanking a Veteran Enough? What Vets Want Kids to Know on Veterans Day

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Our generation is really great about honoring those who served; Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and 9/11 are filled with parades, ceremonies and social media love. Thankfully we live in a time where...

Let Them Eat (pan)CAKE: 10 Simple Ways to Bring Joy to Your Kids (and...

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You know those parents who just gush over their kid's every moment of every day? They have infinite patience, unending smiles, and all the time (and desire) in the world to play with their...

Just Say No: When You’ve Got Too Much on Your Plate

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School starts this week. I have a second grader and a full-day kindergartener in two different schools with one homeschooled preschooler still at home. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for nearly eight years, and I'm...
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Back-to-School Shopping: Scoring Great Deals at Consignment Sale Events

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It’s time to start thinking about buying those new school clothes and shoes! So where do you find your best deals? Store sales racks? Online? Garage sales? How about consignment sales? Consignment stores are not...

The Beer-Drinking Mom’s Guide to Portland Brew: Craft Beer Taphouses and Pubs

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There are nearly 3,500 craft breweries in the U.S., and here in Oregon, you’ll find approximately 194 in 72 cities. The Portland area alone makes up 91 of those in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas...

When It’s Okay to Let Go: How Motherhood Changes Our Girlfriendships

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You know those friendships, the ones you had before the kids came along, that just don't seem to work anymore? Maybe they’re not parents yet and don’t understand how your life has changed. Or...