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I grew up in a town in New Jersey that was 10 minutes from the ocean. Any inch of property with a water view was occupied by homes, beaches, marinas, parks, or restaurants. Since moving to Portland 10 years...
2020 has been...weird? hard? unprecedented? The correct answer is all of the above. Yes, this year started off like most, but quickly devolved into school closings and quarantines. The summer has been a *slight* reprieve, but it's definitely NOT been...
I've found myself smitten with a delightful little part of Instagram these days: designer cookies. Yes, beautifully decorated cookies with some of the most inventive, creative, and funny illustrations. So, really, what's not to love? I took it upon myself...
Berry Season 2020 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...
Pre-COVID, we spent our weekends out and about exploring our amazing city. Checking out a new playground, hiking, OMSI, cooling off in the river, swim lessons at the community center, and playing with friends were just a handful of...
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...

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