Portland Mom Collective is committed to sharing resources and information with Portland families. In our Q + A Sessions series, we talk to experts in their fields about common topics relevant to our readers.  In this session, we discuss postpartum...
When my son Zane was a toddler, we took a short trip to the Oregon coast. While eating at an oceanfront restaurant, my husband ordered his classic favorite of fish and chips. Everyone had a bite or two, and,...
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No Rest for the Weary I don’t know about you, but I find being awake at four in the morning never means anything good. Even in college, when four o’clock was bedtime for some of my friends, I was usually...
Ahhh... springtime in Portland. That beautiful time of year when the sun shines a little longer, the plants begin to bloom, and, for many of us, the allergies start up. For parents with kids who have seasonal allergies, it...
  “I know there’s an obsession with how things look, but has anyone talked about how it feels? Because right now, I could not feel lonelier.” - Meghan Markle I remember preparing for our first baby to be born. So many...
How do you deal with difficult emotions? Maybe you find yourself angry at a family member over political differences, or frustrated with your teenaged daughter when you’re already overtaxed, or upset about another of the numerous struggles we are...
For years, my main form of exercise was running. I was never wildly great at it, but a steady 3-4 mile run a few days per week kept me happy and feeling fit. However, after a few injuries, I...
Self-Care Secrets: Grounding rituals Self-care is both a simple system of prioritizing yourself and yet a radical act of self-empowerment. Self-care often requires us to dismantle society’s messaging that as mothers we have to backburner ourselves in order to be...

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