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...
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Mom’s Holiday Survival Guide

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The sugar high isn’t even gone from Halloween and the stores are hanging the stockings, pushing the candy canes, the gift guides and toy magazines have landed in the mail box and Costco looks like Santa Land. As soon as...
Our first holiday gift guide is here, and we couldn't be more excited or honored to feature these great local businesses and Portland makers! It is our hope that this post will encourage you to turn to local Portland stores and merchants...
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Thirty Days Thankful

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Sometimes the holidays can feel like an onslaught of activities, obligations, and stress.  There’s too much to do and too little time in which to do it.  I’ve found that my family's overall enjoyment of the last two months of...
Our generation is really great about honoring those who served; Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and 9/11 are filled with parades, ceremonies and social media love. Thankfully we live in a time where it’s valued to remember and...
’Tis the season for giving, and for many local families that means donating toys, food, clothing and more to those in need in our community. There are many worthwhile activities, and we invite you and your kids to be...
Though I’ve always had a love for books, reading for fun lost its place in my life for quite a while. Spending countless hours reading for classes in college and reading books for my job as a book publicist...
I love hate Halloween. Mostly love. I love pumpkins; I love soup; I love the idea of connecting with my neighbors, even just for a moment as my small dragon and even smaller bunny knock on their doors and ask...
It’s bedtime at our house (between 7 and 8 p.m.), and at this daily parenting finish line the usual toddler negotiations begin. Every night, my husband and I “own” a child and are responsible for bath (if it’s a...
Father's Day is Sunday. Exactly four days from today. Yup. I forgot too. Okay, so I didn't truly "forget," but with life being crazy from one moment to the next, I would remember in spurts during the day, then have...

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