Tag: birthday

On Turning 40: Our Parent’s Generation vs Our Generation

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It was a different era when our parents turned 40. It was full of the color black and over-the-hill jokes. But I've noticed something...

Keeping in Touch Across the Miles

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One of the interesting things that I have discovered since moving to Portland is that so many of the other parents I meet while...

A Letter to My Wildest Little One

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To my wildest little one, in honor and celebration of all the magical things as you turn four. Four! It seems so small, so...

The PMB 2019-2020 Portland Birthday Party Guide is Here!

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The highly anticipated Portland Birthday Party Guide {2019-2020} is finally here (and it's better than ever)! We all have kids. They all have birthdays. While...

The Ultimate Birthday Gift Guide for Kids

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I have always loved birthday parties: planning them, executing them, even cleaning up after them. None of it phases me. What shakes me when my...

Five Fun & Unconventional Portland Birthday Party Ideas

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We all know the drill: a birthday is coming up and we want to make it memorable for our kids. Whether it's a homemade...

Dancing with a Star: A Visit with Cinderella

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“Mom,” says my four-year-old son, Kyle, as he holds out a dollhouse figurine with a sparkly gown. “This one looks just like Cinderella.” He...

The Trepidation of Turning One

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It only happens once in a child’s life. The great first birthday. There’s something about ‘one’ that gets us parents in a fervor. Turning...

The 2017-2018 Portland Birthday Party Guide Is Here!

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We're delighted to introduce a new resource for PDX families: the 2017-2018 Portland Birthday Party Guide! Get the scoop on the best of the...

A Memorial Day Birthday

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It was 2003, and I did not know any better.  I had an occasion to celebrate, so I drafted a letter.  I wrote it, and bound...