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...
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...
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th! Whether you're looking for ideas to spoil that special mama in your life, or need some serious hints to drop so your family can spoil YOU, Portland Moms Blog has you covered! We’ve...
I’m going to let you in on a secret. Okay, it’s not really a secret. However, it is quickly becoming one of the most beloved holidays of the year. Oh and it’s all for the ladies. It’s Galentine’s Day...
Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to be creative. From turning old shoe boxes into extraordinary Valentine's boxes to stuffing confetti into balloons with a pencil eraser, my kids love making Valentine's Day crafts.  I blame my mother for the...
Instead of making a New Year's resolution, of which 80% are abandoned by February, and only 8% of people achieve their goals, save yourself the disappointment and self-judgement and set a New Year’s intentions. An anti-resolution! Stress Destroys Your New Year's Resolution Google...
There is nothing quite like holiday stress. Between the packed calendars, strained budgets, and family dynamic dances, it’s a good thing December only comes once a year. Here are a few tips for making it through the holidays these next...
Christmas is like a bad cold. You know it's coming on, and yet we are still surprised upon its arrival. I know I'm getting older because I keep saying, "Where has this year gone?!" My husband, Clark Griswald, put...
Walking down the toy aisle of any store can be an overwhelming experience, especially during the holidays. It’s hard to see past the loudest singing, brightest flashing toys claiming to be the next “must-have” toy. I have spent a lot...
I don't want this to be just another sustainable Christmas post you think about for two seconds then head off to do your Christmas shopping. I want this post to stay in your mind, capture your imagination, and ignite a fire within you. I...

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