Tag: support

Going to Therapy Makes Me a Better Mom

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As moms, we spend a massive amount of our waking hours listening and responding to others. The incoming conversations change over the years, but...

“Mommy Juice,” Wine Tees, and Other Ways We’re Not Helping Our...

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I attended my first AA meeting a few weeks back. I am in graduate school to become a counselor, and one of my class...

Dear Husband…Love, Your Resentful, Jealous, and Distracted Wife

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By nature I am a very non-confrontational person. I do not like to argue, fight, or disagree. I am also a people-pleaser, which is...

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...

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...

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...

New Moms Need Help But Not In The Way You May...

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The most common piece of advice I received while pregnant with my son was, "ask for help once he's born. You can’t do it...

The Gift of an Invitation this Holiday Season

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Portland is a city filled with transplants. So many of us have moved to the PNW from other states and countries, making this corner...

Your Local Library: Did You Know?

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Our local libraries hold the key to the world with all the books they lend, but did you know that they also hold the...

A Love Letter to My Single Mom Friends

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Dear Single Mom Friends, I don’t know what this Valentine’s Day will look like for you but I wanted to make sure that amidst the...