Snow storms and breastmilk

Every breastfeeding momma knows breastmilk is liquid gold. It’s antibacterial properties cure infections like pink eye and athletes foot and it’s a whole lot cheaper than formula. So when mega snow storms threaten mass outages, breastfeeding mothers, particularly those who pump, tend to panic. Double electric pumps don’t pump when there isn’t power. And according […]

5 ‘kid’ Maine-isms all parents understand

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Two summers ago, I wrote about “Maine-isms,” words and phrases finding their way (many times unsuccessfully) into my everyday vernacular. I’m proud to say today that not only do I now know how to use the word “wicked” properly in a sentence, I’ve also learned about a few kiddo “Maine-isms” I can’t wait to experience […]

An open letter to my pre-pregnant self

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With the New Year comes resolutions and many friends and colleagues working to lose weight or tone up in 2015. For the past few weeks I’ve been among them, desperate to force my body back to what it once was. But if I’m being honest, even my pre-pregnancy probably wouldn’t be good enough. I’ve struggled […]

2015 baby name predictions released

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Nameberry recently released their predictions for baby name trends for 2015. The number one trend they forecasted? Defining names like Noble or Saint that say “this baby is virtuous or this baby is powerful … never mind that he’s drooling and has a full diaper.” Interesting fact … apparently Puritans loved virtue names, but took […]

Life hacks that make parenting a toddler easier

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  Everybody loves a few good life hacks, and because I’ve learned a thing or two since my daughter crossed the threshold from infant to toddler, I figured I’d share the best ones with you.   1. Adopt a dog, with an emphasis on adopt. Not just because it’s a good thing to do, but […]

The Bachelor 2015 and an evil plan to trick my husband

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I have a confession about ABC’s The Bachelor. It’s what gets me through Mondays in January. That’s lame, I know. But have you noticed how cold it is (-7?!), how dark it is at 4:30 p.m., and how watching horrible television is mind numbing (exactly what you need on Mondays after work)? This year, I’m […]

Things working moms don’t want to hear, what to say instead

I went back to working from an office today after a year of working from home. I read dozens of blogs, books and forum discussions about how to handle the transition without too many tears. We got up earlier than usual this morning, we were out the door only 15 minutes later than planned, and […]