Having a smaller holiday get together this year? Not sure how to downsize your favorite dishes? Don't want to make a huge meal? I hear ya! And, I have a crazy idea: don't make them! This year has been anything...
Portland Mom Collective is committed to sharing resources and information with families living in the PDX area. In our Q + A Sessions series, we talk to local experts in their fields about common topics relevant to our readers. In...
Before you read my story, you should know two things: 1. I am not a medical professional, and 2. I am sharing my gut health story in the hopes that it might help someone, not because I'm looking to...
Okay. We've all been there. Be it a quick trip through the drive through, offering up yet another PB&J, or grabbing the expensive random food pouches at the grocery store, there's nothing worse than hearing your littles tell you they...
I am a healthy adult who was a picky eater as a child. I wanted things to be plain, separate, and definitely not mushy. At every holiday meal, my grandma used to remind me that my grandfather survived on...
Hosting a “date night in” is nothing new for most parents… but on a casual night, that usually means a simple Netflix and popcorn night on the couch. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon and everyone feeling more cooped...
We all want to raise our kids to live the best lives they can. We want them to be safe, happy, healthy. This is especially true when we talk about bodies and food. As a licensed therapist specializing in eating...
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. It is also National Snack Food Month. This isn’t going well. I have a confession to make. No, I have a couple confessions to make. I am a dentist, and my kids sometimes...
Preserving foods is a fantastic and frugal way to stock your pantry and freezer so you can have fresh, summer meals all year long. While it may sound old fashioned, overly domestic and perhaps a bit time-consuming, preserving is...
In the last several weeks, I’ve had some virtual happy hours with different groups of women. We can all collectively agree that life has been turned on its head, there’s no doubt about that. One friend owns her own...

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