Last summer while on vacation I turned to my husband and announced, "I’m thinking of going back to school and applying for the bachelor's degree completion program at Pacific University." He took a swig of his beer and said, "Okay....
Brooke Johnson loves her role as mom to two boys under six years old. Together, her family enjoys snowboarding, swimming, hiking and trips to OMSI, the Children’s Museum and the zoo. More recently, Brooke discovered a love for her other job...
Staying home just isn't my cup of tea. Don't get me wrong. I love my kids but, well, I love them in doses; like, two days at a time on the weekends. So when I had my kids, there...
The text message came at about 5:37 a.m. I was half-awake, of course, because I was also very nervous about my new job. “I am incredibly sorry to do this to you. I have had a family emergency come up...
If you're a business owner of any kind (or hope to become one), there are probably other business-savvy women and men who inspire you, coach you, and motivate you to achieve your goals. Learning from other successful business owners...
So, you're pregnant, or maybe you're planning on being pregnant in the near future. All you can think about is how you can't wait to see that sweet baby in adorable tiny clothes or maybe you just cannot wait...
{The Portland Moms Blog team had the awesome opportunity to partner with the locally based Love You More Project for this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.} One of the perks of writing for this site is the opportunity to learn more...
My daughter was born in 2009 via an emergency C-section that proved very traumatic for me. By using a combination of FMLA leave, unpaid leave, and the sick days I had hoarded for over three years, I got three...
{This post is sponsored by U.S. Bank.} I live in a home that is almost 20 years old. It still feels like a newer home to me (after all, it was built the year I graduated high school, which sometimes seems...
It’s 5:45 p.m. and I still haven’t heard from my husband. He usually calls me as soon as he leaves the office, but he hasn’t yet today. My mind races. Could something have happened at work? Did he get...

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