It's easy to minimize the pain of our kids. In our attempts to try and help them move through their distress, we can inadvertently put our own experiences and stories on them, which not only turns the focus to...
Exhausted, I stared at my computer with nothing to say. Taylor Swift’s song, "This Is Me Trying," played in the background, insisting, "I just wanted you to know that this is me trying, / At least I’m trying." I...
I have two very hilarious little humans in my house, full of depth, interests, and curiosity. For as much as they laugh and play together, they can also be like night and day. My daughter has been drawn to...
Have you ever been to Seattle on a trip with your family? Whether you visit on a weekday or weekend, there are a ton of family-friendly activities to do in Portland's super cool sister to the north.  Many people consider...
I would love to see my children's confidence grow as vast as can be. Confidence in who they are, who they want to become, a new talent that they would like to try. Confidence that they can do whatever...
New year, new events. Well, some are new, and some annual favorites! It might be cold and dreary outside, so we completely understand if you just want to sit by the fireplace with a cuppa something warm. Yet, there...
Here in Portland, we're in the thick of the wet and gray. Winter Solstice promises that the days are getting longer, but those longer days will still be wearing clouds as a blanket for months to come. Even so,...
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Finding Joy in the Struggle

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A well-loved red and white pillow rests on my couch, gifted to me years ago for Christmas. "JOY" is sewn on the front, and as I reposition the pillow to my liking, my mind contemplates on the complexity of...
We are coming upon the time where, for just a moment, the sun is thought to “stand still”. Sol (the sun) - Sistere - (stand still). Much like the top or bottom of a breath, the solstice refers to the suns...
After our daughter Everly was born, we were obsessed with the Wonder Weeks app. It was awesome. It helped us track when she may be in a developmental milestone, what she was learning and how that might show up in her...

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Summer Camps with Space!

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We know scheduling summer camps can sometimes get a little bit crazy. Many families have changes to their seasonal plans and need to make...