Tag: friendship

What Beverly Cleary Meant to Me

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Growing up, I loved reading. My mother was always reading and made sure that I grew up with that same excitement. One of my...

Children and Apologies: An Important Conversation

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Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, I can almost guarantee there have been times that you may have lost your temper...

Weapon Play: How to Address It

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We all know the scene: our children are running around pointing sticks or Nerf guns at each other shooting, attacking, and killing each other...

Stuff Moms Say

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Moms say the weirdest stuff to each other. Just met? EVEN BETTER. I have made friends out of complete strangers because of motherhood. Swapping...

3 Reasons to Join Your School’s PTO

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When we moved to Oregon, I was desperate to meet other people and feel connected with our new community. I decided to try a...

Back-to-School Round-Up: 10 Posts to Get You Ready for the New...

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Summer is winding down, and it's time to start thinking about the new school year. To make it easier on you, PMB has rounded...

Ghosting? Nope. It’s Called “Motherhood”

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A few weeks ago, I sent a text message to a friend with a few questions about an upcoming gathering. A couple of days...

Building a Network of Support after a Move

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You did it! You packed up your family and decided to make a go of it in (or around) Portland. Congratulations, you are now...

An Open Letter to My Daughter Starting Middle School

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To My Daughter, Welcome to middle school. These are exciting years of change and growth. You know you’ll always be my little girl and I...

6 Simple Ways to Support Single Moms

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I have been married to my husband for eight years and we have four wonderful children. When people ask me if having four kids...