Has anyone else found themselves rethinking holiday celebrations since having a kid? Do we want to celebrate "X"? What does this holiday mean to us? How will we explain this to our kids? And am I okay with why this...
A handful of years ago, I looked through stacks of our old family photos. I came across one picture that left a pit in my stomach. How much celebration of white supremacy can fit in a 4 x 6 photo? The...
Ahhh... September. Back-to-school season meets pumpkin spice lattes. You  might have mixed feelings about both, but it's definitely the season of change. We transition from summer to fall, trading in our flip-flops for rain boots. Here's some things to...
We're winding down the final days of summer, so best to soak up the best Portland and the surrounding area have to offer. Here are a few ways to get out and enjoy the season in and around our...
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...
We were grateful for the opportunity to sit down with Ryan Hassan, M.D., M.P.H., of Clackamas and Oregon Pediatrics to get answers to YOUR questions about COVID-19 vaccines. We know that many parents still have questions about COVID-19 vaccines...
Though we all miss gathering together face-to-face, we are delighted to host the 2021 edition of Bloom virtually to allow as many parents as possible to tune in for a weekend event for new and expecting parents. We'd also like...
There’s something about Portland autumns: the crispness in the air on a brisk morning, the golden tinge to the sunlight, the colors sweeping over the landscape in brassy reds and yellows. This season happens to be my favorite, and...

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15 Valentine’s Day Activities for the Whole Family

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I can’t remember what I did last Valentine’s Day. I think we must have done something (maybe) but it certainly wasn’t memorable enough to...