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 -

Click here to check it out:

NE Portland Toddler 2-year old playgroup and Mama Gathering

October 18, 2015

I am interested in starting a neighborhood play group for 2 year olds and moms to connect. My son is 2 this month (October 2015) and we would love to meet some new friends.

I have unsuccessfully tried other groups that are huge (hundreds of members) and it is hard to make personal connections or local smaller groups that only meet occasionally  (again hard to connect when you only see a person once every 2 months).

Here is my idea:

  • The group meets 1/week - same day/time each week - TBD but it will be a weekday morning
  • We have a monthly rotating schedule of meetings similar to this: (1) member's house play date, (2) an outing like OMSI or ???, (3) member's house play date with a music or art focus, (4) outdoor or indoor park (weather dependent).
  • Outings are around town.  The other 3 are local in NE neighborhoods. Moms expected to attend 50% of meetings and to host a play date (either at your house or you select the venue elsewhere).

Group is open to 2 year olds (give or take a couple of months on either end).  In order to get to know each other and have it manageable in our houses, this will be a small group of 10 or less. 

Email Karin at for details and info.   I am also looking for 1-2 other moms to help me organize this. Thanks

September 08, 2015

I have an Orbit baby car seat for sale, as well as a toddler stroller (all G2 and in good condition). The items included are:

baby car seat
car seat base
toddler stroller
extra pink color set for toddler stroller
stroller bag (1)
stroller base (2)
rain cover for toddler stroller
mosquito cover for toddler stroller
fleece toddler stroller cozy (zips around child)

I'm selling the set for $700 (OBO), or I'll divide the set between baby items ($300, OBO) and toddler items ($400, OBO).

Thanks! Please contact me at if interested.



April 24, 2014

I'm moving to Portland in July and expecting a baby in early September. We'll have health coverage through Kaiser. Any recommendations for OBs within the network? I've only been to private practices before and am not sure how it works at Kaiser. Would I see any number of OB's for prenatal and deliver with the doctor who is on call that day? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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!


April 02, 2012

Post Baby Belly using awesome at home body wraps! I'll be hosting a party on Sunday April 15th. Moms come relax, and get wrapped. Get your SEXY BACK! The job opportunity is amazing! $99 to become a distributor, guaranteed $599 this month if you achieve the rank of ruby! Not time consuming, and PERFECT for SAHM's Check out my facebook if you're interested.

Thank you all! I hope to talk to you soon!


Art Lessons with Creative Cycle

March 30, 2012



My name is Loren, and I would love to work with your child or teen to foster their artistic talents and nurture their creativity.

Creative Cycle brings high quality fine arts instruction directly to your doorstep.  Lessons can be private, or for a small group.  Instructional programs are individually tailored to meet your child's needs and build on their interests.

If your child or teen is passionate about art, and would benefit from going beyond their in-school art program, I would love to meet with you and discuss the ways in which we can work together to fulfill their needs.   

For more information, please visit my website.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!Logo_web