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Parent’s Blizzard Survival Kit: What You NEED to Keep your Sanity!

Are you ready Maine? We have about 12 short hours to prepare for a pretty nasty storm. Take it from me. During our previous storm, in November 2014 – which wasn’t a blizzard but we lost power for 2 days – I was not prepared. So when the power went out, the kiddos turned to […]

Thoughts on Facebook Parenting: It Takes A Village to Raise a Child

Yesterday, an opinion piece was posted on CNN. The title was “Why Facebook Parenting Can Backfire”. Ignoring the information about crowdsorcing which, honestly has nothing to do with personal posts on social media, its biggest points were: how would your child like that you are airing their dirty laundry on Facebook & that posting questions […]

What I Hope My Children Understand About Terrorism

I am at a loss to describe the pain and anguish I feel for the families and friends of the slain Charlie Hebdo employees and French police officers. It is times like these that make me wonder if my decision to have children was selfish. My children are too young at this time to discuss […]

Dream Big, Plan Small – Part 2 – My goals

This year, I turned 30… something I had been dreading for years. On my 26th birthday, I called my mother crying because I was closer to 30 than I had been yesterday. Yes, I was ridiculous. No, there really was nothing that big about turning 30. And with that, I’ve embraced entering my third decade […]

Dream Big, Plan Small: Resolution Success in 2015

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan The word “fail” means that you were unsuccessful in achieving one’s goal. But there is another meaning to the word “fail”, and that is neglecting to do something. Sometimes we fail because we are afraid […]

8 Fun Events to take your Kids to in the Last Two Weeks of October

1) Ghostport, ME Where: Bucksport, Me When: October 18th 10a – 10p Take a look at the schedule, there are several different events going on every hour. Trunk or Treat, Lil Goblins Parade, Chili Cook off, and more. This is a free event put on by Bucksport’s Chamber of Commerce.   2) Trunk of Treat […]