This past week, I have received messages from friends all around the country wondering how we’re handling the outbreak of coronavirus in the Pacific Northwest. Outbreak? Handling it? First off, much of this appears to be very much out...
If you think your child is anxious, she probably is. You might recognize some of the signs: lots of questions about how things will go down, obsessing over a test or a friend conflict, meltdowns over almost being late...
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Self-Care Is Loving Yourself

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We all know the importance of self-care. And yet, it still feels a little unattainable to many. I hear some version of these stories more times than I can count: I’m too overwhelmed. My plate is so full it’s...

Life Without a Uterus

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Ladies, it’s me, your future. I’m here to tell you all is well in Hysterectomy Land.   Here in Hysterectomy Land, there are no feminine hygiene products of any kind. Why? Because your Aunt Flo will no longer be joining you,...
As moms, we spend a massive amount of our waking hours listening and responding to others. The incoming conversations change over the years, but they take up a lot of brain space, nonetheless. When my kids were younger, the...
I recently had the chance to attend a thought-provoking, community-building workshop with The Goodness Collaborative. Part of the workshop was a panel of local entrepreneurs who shared their stories of the journey they each had taken that led them...

Becoming a Goal Getter

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I confidently stared into the mirror and the woman looking back was different. After 18 months, I had lost 100 pounds, but my eye caught something more. Achieving great success in weight loss trickled into other areas of my...
There are no better performers than moms hiding pain from their children. And I’m a rock star.  And like you, I’m a really a good mom (never mind my 6-year old calling me a “poopy-butt” this morning).  But this year has...

Moms Who Meditate

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It seems like every parenting, self-help, and health guru is encouraging their followers to adopt a meditation practice. And why not, when meditation and mindfulness are touted as solutions for everything from anxiety to immunity to memory loss prevention?...
Board the Portland Spirit for a fun-filled, two hour cruise up and down the Willamette River for a holiday experience the whole family will enjoy. Take a picture with Captain Taffy before you walk down the gangplank and step...

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