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Second couple says ‘I do’ at Camden National Bank in Bangor

If something happens twice, does that make it a trend? If so, Camden National Bank staff may be onto something big. A second couple was married at the bank’s Exchange Street branch in Bangor recently, following the lead of a couple from Hermon who was married there last month. According to bank officials, the groom […]

Study: Maine ranked 2nd best place to have baby

A new study by WalletHub listed Maine as the second best state in the country to have a new baby in part because of the low average hospital delivery charges and access to pediatric care. Rankings were based equally on three categories –budget considerations, health care conditions and overall “babyfriendliness,” a news release about the findings said. Under […]

‘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 […]