The gifting holidays are nearly upon us, so it’s the season for me to beg everyone to give their children experiences rather than possessions. Or at least to buy things that aren’t going to turn into clutter and end up...
I am that member of the family. The one who asks her husband to cook the turkey. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. My mama is coming, we are going to my sister's home, and my oldest daughter...
We love Halloween at our house. The kids are adorable in their costumes, neighbors open their doors to one another, and the kids come home with treats that we wouldn’t normally buy. I like a piece now and then,...
Father's Day is just around the corner, and we all know Portland dads aren't just any dads. They work hard, play hard, and dad hard so we've put together some mostly local gift ideas to honor the special dads...
Haven’t gotten around to professional Christmas photos this year? Me neither! I swear it’s been on my list, but with the pandemic and local restrictions, we haven’t visited santa and probably won’t. That got me thinking… let’s take some...
Historically, Memorial Day is a holiday to honor military personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since many employers and almost all schools have a three-day weekend, a lot of people choose to celebrate this...
A nap. Five minutes in the bathroom uninterrupted. The ability to sleep in on a Saturday. A hot meal you don’t have to share with anyone. A phone call without yelling at the kids. I’m sure these are all...
It's beginning to look a lot like, Chr- hold up, it has definitely been looking like Christmas for a hot minute. And from the songs on the radio, it sounds like we've constantly been dreaming of a white Christmas...
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The Winter Shift

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I’ve felt a shift this season, one that’s been desperately needed for a long time. I don’t know whether it’s the upheaval of the pandemic, Glennon Doyle’s podcast, or maybe I’m finally old enough to listen to my intuition,...
We enjoyed a fabulous evening with nearly 40 local moms at our very first Mom's Night Out last week (which also doubled as our blog launch party)! The setting was the classy, adorable, fun, creative (just pick an adjective that...

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I’m So Over this ’18 Summers’ Mom Guilt Trip Trend

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Momming is so freaking hard. And exhausting. And overwhelming. And, oh yeah, rewarding. But being a mom in the age of social media is...