It’s a breastfeeding flash mob

  CALLING all Maine nursing mommas! Join others at Knowlton Park Saturday at 10:30 for the annual Big Latch On, an attempt to break last year’s record of 14,536 children simultaneously breastfeeding in 28 countries. The Big Latch On is an effort that started in New Zealand in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week, […]

Outdoor births coming to a television near you

Have you guys seen this new show Lifetime is working on right now? The network is calling it “Born in the wild” and it will feature women giving birth, unassisted and outdoors. Unlike some of the recent, unexpected births our fellow Mainers have experienced, these events are taking place on purpose. According to a press […]

To pack or not to pack

Oh, the hospital bag. It’s contents consumed my thoughts for weeks leading up to The Bug’s birth. A minimalist at heart, I didn’t want to bring things I wouldn’t actually need. I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little and now know what I’ll actually want to pack next time. For mom: :: […]

What’s wrong with Imogen?

And I’m back with another post about baby names, or one specifically this time – Imogen. According to Nameberry, Imogen is the top searched name of the first half of 2014, just like it was for 2013. However, it isn’t yet a top name. In fact, of the thousands of people who searched for Imogen […]

No pool, no problem — 5 ways to beat the heat

It’s been wicked hot. I can say that now because 1. I’ve lived here more than a year now, and 2. I finally figured out how to properly use the phrase. But back to the point. We don’t have a pool. So, when the mercury starts creeping up to 80 (yes, West Coast friends, that […]

Work-life balance, it’s possible

I recently wrote about Maine receiving a “B-” for its family-friendly workplace policies. Basically what the report found was the while Maine businesses do more for their working families, there’s lots of room for improvement. Number one change requested by parents I’ve talked to other than paid maternity leave? More flexibility post partum. My bosses […]