‘Pinning and pooping’ — 5 links moms will appreciate

I was talking with local Postpartum Doula Ruth Clarke the other day and she mentioned her get-away-from-the-kids-for-five-minutes strategy dubbed “pinning and pooping.” I immediately knew it was a blog post in the making. How often do we just want five minutes of quiet, to scroll Facebook or Pinterest, text a friend sit quietly? The answer […]

5 minute edible fingerpaint

My little one puts everything in her mouth these days. So paint I don’t have to worry about her eating? Perfect. What you’ll need:  2 cups of flour** 1/2 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 1 cup of hot water 1 cup of cold water Food coloring Directions: Mix the flour, sugar and salt […]

On nursing in public

NIP. Nursing. In. Public. Three little words making headline after headline thanks to a article in Glamour about Olivia Wilde’s recent photo shoot for the magazine’s September issue. The photo is notable only because she is nursing her son at what appears to be a restaurant table. I know a lot of women who breastfeed. […]

Parenting milestones nobody mentions Pt. 2

And now, since babies grow and develop exponentially fast, here’s a second installment of parenting milestones not mentioned in the books: :: The first (or 15th) time you wake up on the floor of the nursery snuggled up with a baby-sized blanket and a stuffed animal under your head. :: The first time baby picks […]

Literacy: The first year

We know now that literacy skills begin developing during the first years of life. Programs like “Raising Readers,” which many Maine hospitals and doctors offices participate in, gift books to children right from birth knowing it sets a good foundation. Now, we’re not talking ABC’s in the hospital room, but those early months of looking and […]

Sesame Street Live returning to Bangor this fall

Maine children can boogy and shake with Elmo and his friends once again this fall when Sesame Street Live’s “Let’s Dance!” performance returns to the Cross Insurance Center. This is the show’s second stop at the new auditorium in Bangor and shows are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Wednesday, Oct. 15. The interactive song […]