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...
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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...
Many moons ago, a former roommate of mine often marked special occasions with our group of friends by getting everyone Lottery tickets. Birthdays, holidays, fun celebrations --  a handful of tickets for a group pool made for a fun...
“Oh no, oh no…” I gasped. I couldn't mask the panic in my voice as I scrolled through my online account information while on the phone with my bank’s customer service line. “Yeah,” murmured the agent on the other end,...
“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...
Washing dishes, driving carpool, pushing the kids on the swings. So many parenting tasks are mindless, repetitive, and well, boring. My lifesaver to get through the boring parts of motherhood is a good podcast.  You're not alone if you’re thinking...
Tis’ the season to receive holiday cards from friends near and far. You've probably spotted a holiday-themed family photo or two and thought, "Wow, how did they get that shot?" The kids are behaving, the clothes match, and everyone is...
It's been two years since we moved from California to Portland and I'm still working on building a community. Motherhood is hard and lonely at times. As a work-from-home mom, I crave adult interaction and scrolling through social media...

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