15 posts categorized "Sharing experiences"

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

Same Place, Same Face Contest - Fun Contest

October 08, 2008


We would like invite you and your readers to enter Horny Toad’s Same Place, Same Face Contest!

Here’s your chance to time travel – well, kind of.  Send us pictures of you as a kid, doing what kids do and then a picture of the same scene recreated in current time!  The contest opened September 30th and contestants can submit their entry by visiting www.hornytoad.com <http://www.hornytoad.com/> .  The contest will wrap up on October 27thThis contest is all about recapturing some of the happiest moments of your youth.  The rules are simple:

  1. Upload a photo of you as a child.
  2. Upload a photo of you recreating that moment in the present day. 
  3. Please no Photoshop for adding/subtracting things from the photo.
  4. Please submit both photos to: photos@hornytoad.com 
  5. No nudies ... no matter how cute you thought/think you are!

We believe that a big part of enjoying life is the ability to feel like a kid again, and what better way than to relive a fun moment from your childhood?  Horny Toad wants to see you at the park near your childhood home, at a lake you visited on a vacation in the 6th grade, or on your Uncles boat where you caught your first fish.

The best photo recreations will be eligible to win a cash prize and Horny Toad gear. 

Prizes are as follows:

First Prize - $200

Second Prize - $100

Third Prize -$50

PLUS each of the winners will receive a Horny Toad Cashmoore blanket!

MomsLikeMe Launches In Portland

September 08, 2008

www.MomsLikeMe.com launched in Portland on August 14, 2008.  Please check us out and let us know what you think. 

Jen Bolger

Portland Site Manager


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

What's your ultimate bad mama moment?

June 10, 2008

Hi everybody,

We’re eagerly trying to put together a funny quote roundup for October. Could you please answer this question if you possibly can...and forward it to every mom you know? Pleeease? Thanks!

“Have you ever screamed at your kids — then shut yourself in the bathroom to get away from them? Or locked your baby in the car and been forced to call the police? Share your bad-mommy moment (c’mon, we’ve all had ‘em), and you could be published in an upcoming issue.

People can respond to me at:

Mother's Support Group-Looking for more participants!

May 29, 2008

"The Idea of Motherhood"


Are you a mom? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the realities of motherhood? You are not alone! Please join us in a counseling process and support group for mothers with children 8 years old or younger. Group meetings will focus on the emotional exploration of the idea of motherhood and the disconnect with the reality of what motherhood really means.
Group will be cofacilitated by Alison Stawicki, MS, NCC, a professional adult individual counselor and Lindsay McGrath, MS, a professional marriage and family therapist.
Our therapy group will have two evening offerings meeting from 6-7:30 and from 7:30-9 at the Wise Counsel and Comfort offices (www.portland-therapist.com), 423 NE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97213. Starting date and meeting night to be determined.
$20 per meeting, 8 weeks of meetings.
Please contact Alison Stawicki with interest and inquiries at 503-329-4283 or alisonstawicki@yahoo.com.
Adults only please, no childcare available.

Recommendations for Pediatricians?

April 17, 2008

I am hoping a mama out there can give me a good recommendation for a pediatrician. Our little peanut was born 11 weeks early and is still in the NICU...however, he is doing really well and the doctors plan to discharge him in 4 weeks. We need a doctor who specializes in premature babies......any suggestions??

Thanks for your help!

Holistic pediatric dentist

April 10, 2008

Does anyone know of a holistic pediatric dentist around Portland? I am looking for minimal X-rays and mercury-free environment for my 5 year old. Thank you!

Calling all Mamas! We want your birth stories!

March 31, 2008

This fall, the Oregon Midwifery Council will be presenting a BOLD: Red Tent Event. To read more about the project, click below: http://www.birthonlaborday.com/redtent/howto.html  The birth stories of about 10 local women will be performed (either by an actress, or the mother herself), to an audience of a few hundred.  These stories will represent a variety of births: home, birth center, and hospital. Vaginal and Cesarean, old and young mamas, first babies and fifth babies, all walks of life, etc, etc.

Birth stories can be submitted by email to: boldbirthstories@gmail.com, or by mail to: c/o Andaluz Birth Center, 19255 SW 65th Ave - Ste 220, Tualatin, OR, 97062. Please include with your birth story: 1. your contact info, 2. if you want to perform your own story, a photograph of yourself.  There are no restrictions on length of birth story submissions, we will edit as needed for time constraints - for the submission, more story is always better than less!  No compensation will be made for the stories, and no entries will be returned. If you have any questions about this project, or if you want to get involved, or advertise in the program, please email boldbirthstories@gmail.com.

~ Dare to be BOLD: Birth on Labor Day! ~

Can someone recommend a good family therapist?

January 07, 2008

Here's the situation: My extended family lives in Portland and my mom and I need to resolve some "issues".  To most people, our issues are insignicant - they revolve around family obligations and how much time my mother expects my husband and I to spend with everyone (sister's family, parents, etc)

I don't know how the problem is going to get resolved without an impartial third-party and my mom has agreed to seeing a therapist with me. Anyone have any suggestions? We are both very strong-willed, opinionated women (just to keep that in mind)

Thanks ladies. You can email me with info at elaine@girlgonechild.com