24 posts categorized "General"

Scrubby Notebooks: the portable whiteboard with a social conscience

November 08, 2015

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Scrubby is a reusable notebook made with dry erase pages so you can create anywhere. Use it with dry erase markers and it works just like your whiteboard. Use it with correctable markers and the ink does not wipe away, but erases easily with the pen's eraser or a cloth.

It's rugged and waterproof so you'll be able to reuse it over and over again. The covers feature amazing art by homeless youth from p:ear and a portion of proceeds benefit this great organization. 

It's a great way to keep kids unplugged and entertained at restaurants or while travelling. Perfect for practicing writing or math, doodling, exploring ideas or playing hangman. Parents will love using them, too!

The notebooks are designed and produced in SE Portland (printed and bound at Col-Tab, a woman-owned business on SE Belmont).

Local early birds will get their notebooks in time for the holidays!

To find out more check out our Kickstarter site: 


Cool, Locally Made Kids' Communication & Skills Tool

October 27, 2015


Awesome tool for kids to connect the dots between how they're feeling, who's involved, and how to cope.  Great way "in" for kids and adults to talk about the important, sometimes uncomfortable stuff.  Please check it out and consider pre-ordering a deck.  Every bit of support helps get this project off the ground.  Thank you!!  Feedback welcome here or via email - ksnellryan@gmail.com

Click here to check it out:     https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/communicationcards/a-penny-for-your-thoughts-a-survival-kit-for-kids

Organic House Cleaning by two happy ladies

April 05, 2012


My name is Angela, and I am the proud proprietress of Well Earth Home Cleaning, a non-toxic housecleaning service that has been fastidiously cleaning homes Portland, Oregon since 2000. We enjoy what we do, we take pride in our work, and it shows! We are a small two-person operation, with much experience and enthusiasm between us. We use only non-toxic products that are provided by us, and are equipped with all of the necessary tools to clean your home with precision. We work as a two-person team so that your home will sparkle in half the time! And of course, superb references from long-time clients are available! 


Our regular rate is $25/hour per person.  urbanMamas readers will receive an additional discount on their first two cleanings!  Mention urbanMamas and your first two cleanings are only $40 per hour for a two person team through June 1st!  (2 hour minimum, please)


I look forward to meeting you!



250 sq ft Commercial Space for Rent-$550 per month

November 21, 2008

A cute little space available for rent in the back of our music school.  You would have your own seperate entrance, your own bathroom (with shower) and two rooms including a sink, cabinets for storage and a gas line (for an oven if needed).  Would be a great office space, music related retail or recording space, art studio, or even a small commercial kitchen space.  Must not mind possible noise coming from the music school.  Available immediately and lease terms negotiable.  Includes all utilities.  Contact Fara at 503 282 9999 to come check it out or for more info. 

shared office space available

November 19, 2008


My name is Hiromi Ogawa, owner of hiromi ogawa architects and a mom to Nico, who is almost 2.

I am looking to share our office space with other designers, artists, writers, hobbyists, anyone who wants a desk and a fun, collaborative space to work. We currently have three workstations available, and they can be rented separately ($365/month), the end pair together ($700/month), or all three ($1000/month).

Our office is located on the ground floor of the newly restored Olympic Mills Commerce Center. You can find information about the building here:


The rent includes:
- workstation
- copier, scanner, paper
- internet (DSL)
- flat file and storage space
- all utilities except your phone

Office amenities:
- a little kitchen
- lounge area with large glass garage door
- conference room
- design resource library
- coffee shop in building
- lots of restaurants and showrooms in vicinity

Space is available as soon as you want it. Please email info@hiromiogawa.com or call (503) 477-7075 with any questions.  I couldn't figure out how to post photos on this blog, but I will happily email them to you.

For more information on what we do, please refer to our website:


outings with a 3 month old

November 13, 2008

I am a mother of a 3 almost 4 month old.  I have searched the internet for things I can do with her to get us both out of the house, but can not find anything.  I have found many classes and outings once she turns 6 months, but I really would love to get out before then. 
I live in SE Portland, so prefer not to drive too far, but I am open.  Perhaps even a mothers group in the Woodstock area? 
Thank you for any suggestions.

Affordable childbirth education workshop offered by experienced labor and delivery nurse

October 26, 2008

Hey there mamas and mamas-to-be!  I am an experienced labor and delivery nurse (and mama to a 1 year old little girl, Sloane :)  offering childbirth education workshops in the Portland Metro. area.  Please log onto my website at www.babyloveworkshop.com to find out more.  Let me give you the INSIDE scoop on hospital deliveries!  Thanks! Dena

For Sale: Brain, Child fall 2008 issues

October 08, 2008

I have some extra Brain, Child magazines, fall 2008 issue left over from Green Sprouts.

Brain, Child is a magazine "for thinking mothers". The content consists of mostly personal essays written by mothers about parenting-related topics. They are very well written; it is a really cool magazine...great for discussing!

I am selling them for $4.00 (they are $5.95 in stores).  If you are interested, please e-mail me mychelle@nurturepdx.com

Thank you!

Postpartum Chiropractic Care on NE Broadway

June 20, 2008

Postpartum chiropractic care on NE Broadway. I just had a baby about a month ago and my body was wrecked from the pregnancy and labor. My body continues to have aches and pains from holding my new baby, etc. I went to Flores Chiropractic at 2916 NE Broadway and I am finally starting to feel normal again! I am finally getting back to normal and feel I am able to start exercising again without pain. It is great. Plus Dr. Flores is really nice, laid-back, down to earth guy who really seems to care. Check him out – Dr. Noe Flores, 2916 NE Broadway, Suite B, 971-255-1922; drnoeflores@gmail.com. He just opened not too long ago, so his sign is not up yet. His office is behind the DocuMart not too far from Fred Meyer on Broadway. My kinks are getting worked out - Lynn

Post-natal fitness group- FREE bootcamp

Hi all-

I just had my 2nd child a few weeks ago and am looking forward to getting back into shape.  After the birth of my first child, I led a group of other mamas in a exercise group similar to the baby bootcamps held here and in other cities.  I thought, why pay for a class when all I really wanted was a group to help keep me motivated? It worked really well, and was a lot of fun, so I'd like to do it again.

I will be organizing a low-impact walking/calesthenics, 1 hour outdoor exercise routine in Inner NE Portland that can be done with your baby in a stroller.  So- if you have a pre-crawling baby and would like to get together with a group a few days a week to help lose the baby weight, I'd love to hear from you.  wubledoo@yahoo.com