Tag: summer

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...

Portland’s 4th of July Events Guide

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One of the best things about how large Portland's tri-county area is the variety of events throughout the year. The 4th of July is...

Simplifying Summer: 3 Tips for Ditching Mom-Guilt and Enjoying the Break

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When my kids were younger, the start of summer felt like try-outs for some “world’s best mom” competition. Facebook was filled with pictures of...