Tag: friendship

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...

Swipe Right: One Mom’s Experience Using a Find-a-Friend App

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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...

This is Not That: Honest Thoughts From a Special Needs Mom

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Last week, I missed my oldest son’s first piano recital because my youngest son wouldn’t go into the auditorium. It wasn’t the first time...

Write It Down: Name Your Goals and Dreams

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The third row down on my bookshelf is full of a collection of old journals in many different shapes and sizes. I’ve been writing...