I don't know about your kids, but mine keep streeeeeetching. Last week, after a full summer of wearing the same three pairs of shorts, my teenager put on some pants for a special occasion. What the what? Despite how...
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We’re closing in on the last weeks of summer. The novelty is gone, everyone is home ALL THE TIME. The constant requests for snacks and my new role as referee have grown a little tiring, but there are a...
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As the mom of four little people, a considerable amount of my time and energy goes into feeding the kiddies. I swear some days it’s ALL I do. Plan meals, prepare food, serve food, and embark on the clean...
You did it! You packed up your family and decided to make a go of it in (or around) Portland. Congratulations, you are now a Portland transplant, like most of us. It is a big deal. It’s objectively difficult...
In our family, only one of our kids has ever expressed much interest in competitive sports. However, it is important that kids have physical activity and exposure to different forms of movement and exercise. With that goal in mind,...
They seem to come out of nowhere. Even if you can plan for or predict them, it doesn't take away their intensity.  There's the scream, the foot stomp, the aggressive "No," and that face that makes you feel hot, stressed...
The Portland Mom Collective team is growing!   Are you a local parent, grandparent, early educator, or someone in-the-know about all things raising kids in Portland and beyond? We're looking for diverse voices to share fresh perspectives on the parenthood experience...
Berry season is a go here in the Pacific Northwest. Arguably the most flavorful time of the year, there's something magical about the berry deliciousness that abounds in the region (or, you know, it might be the soil composition...

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I don't know about your kids, but mine keep streeeeeetching. Last week, after a full summer of wearing the same three pairs of shorts,...