Bring Back the Oranges!

Bring Back the Oranges

Healthy snacks at sports Anybody with older kids have stories to share about bringing healthier snacks to kids sports practices & games? I want to create a campaign and part of it will be to highlight real-life stories. Also, I’d love photos of teams with “orange peel smiles.” Check out my campaign site: http://bringbacktheoranges.com/ It’s still […]

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Ring My Bell!!!

  It’s time for BlogHer’s Voices of the Year. Click here to vote for my post: Won’t You Ring a Bell with Me? Readers may remember it’s a post about Santa and Sandy Hook… and how I struggled with explaining the truth about both of them to my 8-year-old daughter. On the same day. Some readers know that I’m […]

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No More Silence

No More Silence Friends: please watch and share this video from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  

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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

Here’s an article I wrote for the Parenting in Portland newsletter. “Breast is best,” yet breast-feeding comes with challenges that are difficult to imagine before you become a mother. Support for breast-feeding is readily available through new moms’ groups, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, La Leche League, the Nursing Mothers’ Counsel of Oregon, […]

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Copy Kids DVD Contest Winner: Damn Good Mom

The winner of the Copy Kids DVD Giveaway is Emily, at Damn Good Mom. Not only does she have to trick her child to eat veggies, she has to trick herself.  She IS a damn good mom.

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