{This post is sponsored by family-owned Mooshu Trainers toddler shoes. The opinions are 100% my own, and Portland Moms Blog only promotes brands we believe in.} Watching a child take his or her first steps is one of the many amazing...
I blame it on my nose ring. I always wanted one but never had the guts to pull the trigger and do it. By the time I was in my twenties, I was married and scared of what my...
This season in Portland brings shorter rainy days, soccer games, and pumpkin everything. Here are 18 signs you might be a Portland mom in the fall: 1. The first soccer game fell on a glorious 85-degree-day in August. You worked on your tan on the sidelines...
The Dreaded Style Rut – I shake my fist at thee! After witnessing you cover countless people with your stubborn, persistently lethargic sludge, I’ve made it my mission to vanquish you once and for all. If I only had...
Look, I don’t have time to mess around and neither do you! Do you ever feel guilty spending money on yourself? Especially for things like makeup, hair accessories, or other personal items? Well, stop, because here are FIVE drugstore...
Arbitrary standards: we all have them! I’m the first to admit that I have my own set of particular and peculiar rules and misconceptions. It’s true that I’m a stickler for making sure there are never any dirty dishes...
I feel like there should be a store called Forever 39. It would sell chocolate, yoga pants, and Diet Coke. Who really has time for fashion with a busy family?  Right now, you're probably trying to meal plan, grocery shop,...
When there are too many options to choose from, we rarely make the best decision. Whether you are at a new brunch spot staring down 50+ carb-laden, coma-inducing delights on the menu or sifting through an endless closet trying...
Seven years ago, I hosted my first holiday as a freshly-minted married woman. On that day, I was a glamorous holiday queen - no duplicitous contouring or tilted camera angles required. My show-stopping holiday ensemble consisted of a festive...
It’s almost that time of year again; time to jump into a big pile of colored leaves! The mornings will soon be too brisk for your bare arms to handle without another layer. September means fall, and with the...

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