Tag: summer

The Boymom Diaries: Part 1

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My kids may be twins, but they are night and day. Raising boys is fun but also kind of gross.  One kid is clingy, loves...

Spirit of Summer (COVID Edition)

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You guys, what are you doing this summer? A few weeks ago, we went on a family road trip despite COVID. From Oregon, to...

Portland-Area Adventures with Kids During COVID

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Pre-COVID, we spent our weekends out and about exploring our amazing city. Checking out a new playground, hiking, OMSI, cooling off in the river,...

5 Types of Portland Splash Pad Moms

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We don’t live near an outdoor community pool (and swimming inside feels offensive to the season), we’ve become familiar with the local park’s splash...

Summertime and the Style Is Easy: Your Perfect Summer Vacation Dress

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When there are too many options to choose from, we rarely make the best decision. Whether you are at a new brunch spot staring...

4 Summer Snack Hacks

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The soundtrack of my summer is the sound of the kitchen cupboard door opening and closing, the tap of bowls set on the counter,...

August Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Portland

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Although it's been pretty mild this year, we know August is usually the hottest, driest days of Portland's beautiful summer. With many of Portland's...

Reverse the Summer Slide: Turn Your Kids from Consumers to Producers...

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According to experts, children can lose 20-50% of their school year gains in reading and math each summer. These learning losses (called the 'summer...

5 Keys to Summer Sanity/Survival for Moms

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Welcome to midsummer! We’re about halfway through this three-month stint as a cruise directors and short order cooks! You survived family vacations and lived...

6 Packing Essentials for the Beach

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Looking back to my childhood trips to the beach, I have visions of my mom carrying tons of gear to and from the beach...