Things feel a little unsettled these days. You know what will help? Community. I encourage you to make one. Yep, do it. You can. I believe in you. You know why? Because I did it. It doesn't take money. It...
My job brought us to Portland in 2016. Our initial plan was for my husband to find a job and us put our four-month-old in daycare. However, after looking at our finances and realizing the majority of my husband’s...

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My husband and I started dating when we were 19. We met the summer between our freshman and sophomore year in college. After 11 years of being “just us," we became a family of three. Unlike some couples, we...
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Stuff Moms Say

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Moms say the weirdest stuff to each other. Just met? EVEN BETTER. I have made friends out of complete strangers because of motherhood. Swapping recipes and parenting horror stories are just the tip of the iceberg! Does any of...
Dear Single Mom Friends, I don’t know what this Valentine’s Day will look like for you but I wanted to make sure that amidst the noise of prepping for classroom parties and mailing grandparent cards, you heard the truth from...
You did it! You packed up your family and decided to make a go of it in (or around) Portland. Congratulations, you are now a Portland transplant, like most of us. It is a big deal. It’s objectively difficult...
When asked to write about a mom who inspires me, I knew right away who I would write about. While my own mom is awesome and inspiring, I know she will forgive me if I write about my friend,...
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A Tinge of Fairy Dust

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I have worked almost exclusively from home since 2014. People’s response in the past whenever I mentioned I worked from home was often “that’s so great you get to spend extra time with your kids”. I’d laugh “No…they go...
It was the end of January and my twins were six weeks old. Although it took most of the morning to get the three of us dressed and fed, we finally made our way out the door. I was...
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...

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