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...
My husband is a wonderful man: kind, compassionate, giving, and a devoted husband and father.  That being said, he doesn’t always “get” the idea of romance.  He doesn’t often think to commemorate special days with flowers or chocolate.  He...
Pea Leek Soup is one of my favorite ways to get in veggies for the day. I love that you can pack in so many servings of healthy greens without having to face another plate of salad to get the...
Summer's here, moms. It's going to be hot, and the kids are going to be home all day long. I do not want to be slaving over a hot stove (in a house that has no AC) after a...
{This post is sponsored by Full Belly Fare, a local mom-owned business we think you--our readers--would love to get to know!} Every busy mom knows the frustration of trying to cook healthy meals everyone in the family will eat. Not to...
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...
Berry season 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 composition...
I created this recipe when I was trying to come up with a vegetarian entree for a recent Thanksgiving potluck. It’s a twist on traditional lasagna that features seasonal vegetable and bit of pumpkin.  It was a hit at...
While I am the runner in the family, my husband is an endurance cyclist currently training for a 200 mile gravel race. He goes out for rides ranging from 2-8 hours several times a week. His rides take him...
Last month I wrote about children's daily nutrition needs for every age. This month I am sharing a few healthy school lunch ideas that reflect those nutritional needs and offer a healthy balance of grains, proteins, dairy, fruits, and...

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