One daughter wanted nothing to do with me; the other one refused anyone else. This stage in motherhood was absolutely exhausting. Read Two daughters, opposite needs, PDX Parent, March 2017 or read it online.
Summer is prime time for fun—and a handful of health concerns. Help your baby play safely in the sun and navigate other tricky issues with this guide to your little’s health. Read Baby: The Amazing First Year, American Baby, July 2015. Read Baby: The Amazing First Year, American Baby, August 2015. Read Baby: The Amazing…
Taking care of your little one during her first year—through the colds, the nap strikes, the diaper rashes—is tough, but you’re not alone. The health news in American Baby helps you keep your sweetie smiling. Read August’s Baby: The Amazing First Year, American Baby.
Shopping at IKEA, with a toddler in tow and a baby on board, puts parenting into perspective. Read A Trip Through the Aisles, Metro Parent, August 2015.
From a stay in a yurt with (most of) the comforts of home to a rugged backpacking outing, this guide to the Pacific Northwest’s best summer camping has something for every family. Read Happy Campers, Metro Parent, May 2015.
Delivering in Portland, Oregon, where “epidural” is practically a four-letter word, puts pressure on many mamas to have a “natural” childbirth. In my personal essay, I explore how I came to terms with delivering my daughter with the help of modern medicine. Read Making Peace with my Epidural, Metro Parent, September 2014.