Category Archives: Blog

MOB Monday – Krissie of Pure Haven Essentials and Discovery Toys

Krissie is mom to a young son, a wife, and manages two businesses as well as a part-time teaching job at an alternative school in Vancouver.Although she is originally from Alaska, she attended college in Colorado before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2000. She’s been in the Vancouver area for about four years. When she’s not working as a teacher, her businesses allow her to focus on family. “One of my favorite things about working from home is that I can be at home most day […]

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MOB Monday – Erica of The Arrow Coffeehouse

Erica, owner of The Arrow Coffeehouse in Damascus, Oregon is a coffee expert, community builder, musician, and self-described social butterfly.  She also describes herself as “wife to a nerdy and kind husband and momma of the best little girl.” She says she has always been a take charge kind of person and was often called bossy and over-emotional as a child. She got her start in the coffee industry as a teenager working in Starbucks in California and Oregon and embraced […]

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MOB Monday – Kendra of KarysMa Birth

Kendra of KarysMa Birth is a mother-writer-teacher-doula-jewelry designer with a longtime passion for birth. She says “I have always been fascinated by birth and motherhood.  I read Ina May Gaskin’s books like some girls read The Babysitter’s Club, although I read my share of those too.”She lives in the Portland area with her husband, Steve, and daughter Karys. “My husband Steve is the yang to my yin and the love of my life, and he balances and buoys me.  My daug […]

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MOB Monday – Rayah of Pocket of Sparrows

Rayah, owner of Pocket of Sparrows creates custom, perfectly fitted shirts, hoodies, and more for all ages and genders. She works out of her Milwaukie home, and you can also find her work at Portland’s Hazel & Pear boutique.She describes herself as “A lover of all things creative, supporter of the small guy, drinker of much coffee. I absolutely LOVE what I do.”                           […]

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MOB Monday – Nicole with Oilsndirt

Nicole is a mom of three boys (12, 5, 2), a wife, and is a wellness adovate with doTerra via her brand “Oilsndirt.”She says “I try to be a decent human being every moment of my life.  I connect deeply with the people around me and don’t know how to have shallow conversations. I truly want to know how you are, if I get the chance to ask you.  I am who I am today because I made the choice in January 2008 to seek help for my drug and alcohol abuse, and be a part of the […]

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MOB Monday – Lani of Lillian Parker Photography

When we asked Lani to describe herself she responded, “I’m a lover of coffee, dogs, music, and Jack Daniels (not in that particular order). I’m a wife, mother, sister, and whimsical sock collector. I am married to the love of my life and share 3 awesome kids with him. I love the outdoors, motorcycle sports, and NFL football (Go Cardinals!!).”If you’ve been to a MOB NW networking meet up, you may have noticed Lani taking photos during the event.Lani is the owner of L […]

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MOB Monday – Lani of Lillian Parker Photography

When we asked Lani to describe herself she responded, “I’m a lover of coffee, dogs, music, and Jack Daniels (not in that particular order). I’m a wife, mother, sister, and whimsical sock collector. I am married to the love of my life and share 3 awesome kids with him. I love the outdoors, motorcycle sports, and NFL football (Go Cardinals!!).”If you’ve been to a MOB NW networking meet up, you may have noticed Lani taking photos during the event.Lani is the owner of L […]

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MOB Monday – Tiffany from FIT4MOM

Tiffany is a native Oregonian, mom of two boys, a wife, leader of FIT4MOM in SE Portland/Happy Valley, and also provides foster and respite care for families and caregivers. FIT4MOM SE/Happy Valley offers classes at Mt. Tabor, Woodstock, Mt. Scott and in Happy Valley.“My life focuses on family, home, traveling, food, hiking, working, and being a strong and healthy woman! Having two boys under three, keeps me busy and I’ve found days are better when they’re active and with a vi […]

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MOB Monday – Tiffany from FIT4MOM

Tiffany is a native Oregonian, mom of two boys, a wife, leader of FIT4MOM in SE Portland/Happy Valley, and also provides foster and respite care for families and caregivers. FIT4MOM SE/Happy Valley offers classes at Mt. Tabor, Woodstock, Mt. Scott and in Happy Valley.“My life focuses on family, home, traveling, food, hiking, working, and being a strong and healthy woman! Having two boys under three, keeps me busy and I’ve found days are better when they’re active and with a vi […]

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MOB Monday – Chelsey from Amethyst Bodywork

Chelsey Craft, owner of Amethyst Bodywork is both a massage therapist and a doula. She offers massage in her home (with childcare!) or at her SE Portland office located within Portland Natural Health.She grew up in Idaho and learned the value of hard work from an early age, “My early years were spent on a family dairy farm. I had to feed over 50 calves in the morning before I would get on the bus to go to kindergarten,” she says.When asked why she became a massage therapist she […]

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