Tag: exercise

I’m Not Missing Youth Sports Right Now

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I, for one, LOVE this break from youth sports. I do not miss carpooling, washing uniforms, or trying to find matching socks. I DO...

Why I Started Getting My Booty to the Gym

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Truthfully, I have never enjoyed working out. My mom is a retired PE teacher, nevertheless I remember trying to get out of running in...

The Ultimate Post-Fire Columbia River Gorge Family Guide

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Oregon summer is almost upon us, and if you're itching to get back out to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge like we used to...

The Secret of a Good Day

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I've learned many things about parenting and relationships since becoming a mother six years ago. I've also learned a good deal about myself; my...

When I Feel So Angry

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I felt like I was going to explode. I saw the frying pan on the stove and thought if I hit it against the...

The Five Stages of a Workout

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I’m going to be honest here and say I had no idea what motherhood would do to my body. I look at the jiggle...

Choosing a Portland City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Northeast Portland

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Northeast Portland is a wonderful place to live. Diverse and ever changing, this neighborhood is a hotbed of new restaurants, bars, community events, and...

A Mom and a Baby Get Outside: Tryon Creek

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I spend a great deal of my time telling other people that taking their kids outside is not only a good idea, it’s a...

Emerging from the Winter Blues

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With all of its festivity and yuletide joys, winter's official kickoff in December is easily greeted, but something sinister looms on the other side...

Breastfeeding and the Battle of the Bulge: Why You Might Not...

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I gave birth to my second child not too long ago. I promised myself that I would enjoy the time with my baby and...