“Mom,” yelled my second-grader from upstairs, a little panicked, “I can’t get the image to print!”  We were one week away from his project's due date. The poster board had been procured, outline was written, and markers were ready. While...
I love the Street of Dreams. I go every year and geek out over new design ideas, including the smart home tech stuff. I also geek out over the laundry room. Maybe it’s a mom thing? I’m really digging...
Did you know Comcast has Xfinity stores and Xfinity Mobile services? I didn’t until PMB was invited to the Xfinity store in Tualatin this past June. I had no idea how many things Comcast offered beside internet and TV. OnDemand...
According to experts, children can lose 20-50% of their school year gains in reading and math each summer. These learning losses (called the 'summer slide') become even more dramatic as students move from elementary school into middle and high...
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I recently overheard a group of mom's having a conversation about social media. It went something like this: “I’m so over Facebook. I’m deleting my account.” “Me, too. I shut down my Instagram last month and I’ve never felt so free!” “I’m...
Jury duty, paying for used car repairs, having major dental work, or dealing with an abnormal pap are all necessary "adulting" duties I dread, but nothing beats having to educate parents about internet safety for their children. Sometimes I...
With the start of the New Year and the upcoming semester, some parents may be thinking about changing their child’s education. My daughter Emily is a sixth grader at Oregon Connections Academy, an online public school. Friends at church,...
A few years ago, I was sitting at a local play place (rhymes with ShplayPlate PleeDeeEx) and watched from a distance as a little boy made a mad dash out the front door. A woman, who I assume was...

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