Phew, it's been a real year. Wait, it's only June? Well, at least we can get outside. Hooray for sunshine and pictures! Portland Mom Collective is thrilled to announce that our 2020-2021 Guide to Portland Photographers is LIVE. We have...
There is something going on in my house that I can't quite explain. The first week or two of the stay-at-home order I gave myself and my family a lot of grace and space to "settle in" to a...
When I first heard that schools were transitioning to online learning due to the coronavirus, my first thought was, “But what about all the kids without home internet?” While teachers are being amazing and reassuring families that we're all...
Skiing can be financially intimidating. You need the right gear, the right clothes, the lift tickets or season passes. When you factor in multiple children, it really adds up. Skiing as a family doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Sure,...
As soon as news of school closures hit, families and businesses immediately began sharing innovate ideas on how to make the quarantine experience easier on everybody. From community involvement to small business food delivery ideas, we're pooling together different...
There may still be snow on Mt. Hood, but our partners at Saturday Academy have me thinking about summer already! Summer planning can be a balancing act. My kids keep saying they just want to swim and relax this summer; I...
Summer Camps? We’ve got that. Portland Moms Blog is excited to announce that the 2020 Guide to Portland Summer Camps is here! We’ve partnered with some of the best summer camps around to make it easier than ever to plan your...
My annual resolution to regularly volunteer with my kids is failing. Already. Again. I want to get my kids volunteering more. I’ve been saying this for about three years. They need to step outside of themselves and gain some perspective...
Besides Valentine's Day, February is often a month we'd rather speed through quickly. It's still winter, still cold, and still raining; sometimes it's a blessing that it's the shortest month of the year. Luckily, there's still plenty to do...
My six-year-old son Kyle is a huge fan of the children’s book “Dragons Love Tacos.” When I learned that Oregon Children’s Theatre had brought the story to life on stage at the Newmark Theatre, I knew it was the...

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