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The Best Places to See Fall Colors in PDX (& Nearby)

These are the perfect spots for fall holiday pics!

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Who Needs Cookies When You Can Just Eat These Bite-Sized Dough Poppins?

Edible cookie dough AND monkey bread kits? Dessert is served!

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Want a Better Night’s Sleep for the Whole Family? These Tips Can Help

“Create a space where you want your family to feel calm, relaxed, and peaceful. It should be clean and orderly, laying the foundation for a good night’s rest.”

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4 Stunning Showstoppers for Holiday Lights

Get in the holiday spirit with stunning light displays all over the city. Read on for the best spots to view!

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10 Tips for Organizing LEGOS

“When you have kids who love LEGOS, you quickly figure out the best way to help organize and store those tiny little bricks.”

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The Best Places to See Fall’s Colors in Portland

Put on your warm sweater, pull on your boots and head out to explore the blaze of fall colors! These spots offer the best places to enjoy the fiery show while you let the kids run free.

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Sink, Swim & Float! 6 Sensational Science Experiments

Take their love of boats to the next level with these cool experiments you can easily do right at home.

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A UPS Driver Hid a Package from This Woman’s Husband & Deserves a Round of Applause

You’re going to wish this driver delivered in your neighborhood.

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They Said the Days Would Go by Fast

Creative, intuitive, and open to the world around them, my kids have hopefully learned among the piles and dust that life isn’t about being perfect. It is about spending time, not orchestrating time.

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Dear Single Mom: You Are Enough

As a single mom, you sometimes wonder if you’re doing the whole parenting thing wrong. But I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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How a Disorganized Dad Got His Act Together

I made the decision to kick my disorganization in favor of living a more proactive, organized life.

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This 3-Step Daily De-Cluttering Plan Is So Easy My Kid Could Do It

We started our quest to keep the house clutter-free. And by golly, it has worked! 

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This Too, Shall Pass. One Day You’ll Miss All of It, Too

“That life you think you can’t wait for now will come and then it will all be done. And you’ll miss it. All of it.”

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10 Science Experiments You Can Do at the Beach

Your day in the sand and surf just got a lot more interesting.

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This Couple Made a Harry Potter Reading Room in Their Home & It’s Stunning

There’s cosplay, and then there’s basically living in the movie, like this couple.

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How to Trade In Your Toys”R”Us Gift Cards at Bed Bath & Beyond

You can exchange Toys”R”Us gift cards for Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards—but you have to act fast.

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10 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Are Totally Like Corporate Managers

Nearly two years ago I did what I previously thought was unthinkable: I walked away from my career. For someone who has worked and hustled for everything I’ve had since I was 15, it was an adjustment, to say the…

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5 Important Things to Consider When Hiring a Nanny

Making the decision to go back to work or stay home with your child is not easy—here’s what parents need to know.

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This Mom’s Dollar Tree Laundry Room Hacks Are Just Brilliant

Transform your laundry room into a organizational dream on a shoestring budget.

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The Best 15 Food Halls & Markets in the Country

These food halls and markets are a foodie’s dream come true. Here’s where you’ll find the best one for kids in the country!

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LA’s Best Food for Every Birthday Party Mood

Planning a party? We know exactly who to call to take care of the food, no matter what time of day, preferences, ages or allergies you have to accommodate!

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Why I’m Letting Go of All the Mom Labels

Why do we categorize ourselves into the “good moms” and “hot mess moms”? Aren’t we all on the same team, trying to do what is best for our families?  

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Even After a Rough Day, My Kids Offer This One Incredible Reminder

Having a baby is one of the scariest, most exciting, and best things that’s ever happened to me. It’s something a lot of women look forward to. Me, I never really knew that I wanted to be a mom until…

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Just Opened: A Gotta Visit Avocado Bar

Crazy? Crazy like a oh-my-god-that-looks-amazing! (It’s the first one in the world.)

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Tap Into Tacoma’s Family-Friendly Brew Scene

From traditional taprooms to cushy brewpubs, we’ve rounded up the best places in Tacoma to belly up to the bar, baby and all.

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How I Managed To Create a Better Work-Life Balance

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Organized chaos. It’s the way I often describe my life. Work, kids, errands, family, fun, chores—I am sure you can relate. From an outsiders perspective it may look like I have it all figured out, but pull the…

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The KonMari Method: Will Tidying Up Really Change My Life?

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Minimalism seems to be trending right now. Many people are familiar with the KonMari method and the well-known book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
It all sounds great. In theory. Right? In a world that is…

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How The 5 Ps of Marketing Make Healthy Kids

Photo: Bethany Stephens
Or: How We’ve Cultivated Kids Who Eat Well (90% Of The Time)   Any article, class or book on Marketing 101 will usually mention some variation of the 4 – or 5, or 7 – Ps: product,…

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Why I No Longer Care If My House Is Clean

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Let’s be real… I’ve never really cared if my house is clean. But once I started having children, the pretty low standards I began with kind of bottomed out.
My wonderful Mother-In-Law (a domestic goddess by all accounts…

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5 Rules to Enforce After Spring Cleaning

Photo: Michal Jarmoluk
As a former neat freak and now as a mom, I always feel like giving myself a huge pat on the back for successfully cleaning my house because half the time, there are little tornados following behind…

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Some Days the Cape Doesn’t Fit

Photo: Andrea Avery
As of this very moment I am sitting in my bed for the second day of the row, praying that saltines will actually stay down. My husband-to-be has made me promise that I will not touch the…

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Too Many Toys? This New Start Up Wants to Help

We’re betting all that holiday cheer has resulted in a toy box hangover. Learn all about Toy-Cycle, a new start-up that lets you easily swap out the old for the new.

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The Holiday EXPERIENCES: The Other Way to Go

Photo: Chris Kelly
Toys, toys and more toys! Presents galore under the tree that quickly end up with missing pieces likely underfoot in the middle of the night indicated found by the loud obscenities screamed by the lucky treasure finder.…

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The Parenthood Frat Party

College was an ah-mazing blur of a good time. I lived with my best friends, met my future husband and lived for a good frat party or mid week bar bender.

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Oh yeah…I also earned…

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Just Opened: Monkei Miles Kids’ Consignment

San Francisco’s newest resale clothing boutique, Monkei Miles, offers a well-cuarated shopping experience on par with the prettiest retail shops.

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