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snow days + self care + pom pom moms

We have had snow on the ground for eight full days here in Portland and everyone is going stir crazy. Mike, Mo and I have been fortunate enough to venture out most days either by foot or out and about in the bulky 2003 land cruiser we are ‘car sitting’ for my in-laws while they are in Mexico. 163 more words

Life With A Baby

That time I pushed a city bus in a snowstorm

Like it was 1994 and I was watching a slow-moving, white Bronco on a California highway,  it was mesmerizing, and in all likelihood not going to end well.  803 more words


Walking with Ramona

When I was in fifth grade, my teacher, Mr. Glod, brought me a book called Otis Spofford. “I think you’ll enjoy this,” he said. I mostly read books about horses, especially Marguerite Henry’s books. 450 more words

2017. New Year. Radical Change.

Where has the time gone? Do you ask yourself that question as often as I do? It has been seven months since my last blog post! 749 more words


New Online Map Search of Enforcement Cases | News & Events | The City of Portland, Oregon


Enforcement case records include the following types: construction code (work without permit), dangerous building, disabled vehicles, housing, nuisance, signs, and zoning.

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I Wrote A Song For Those With Mental Illness

Hello, this is Heidi Hansen, your terrific mental health advocate. I wrote a song for those who struggle with mental illness.  It’s called, “Friend’s Lullaby,” and is about how we can lose our Self to mental illness, find our Self again through recovery, and how we can use courage self-talk to build the life we want. 57 more words

Heidi Hansen Art, Heidi D. Hansen, M.A.

Day 2. Blessed be the snowman makers.

Winters continus to hold us hostage. Sure the kids like to slide – for about an hour – then it’s back inside to begin arguments for additional ‘screen time’. 128 more words