Tag Archives: babies

Christmas through an almost 1-year-old’s eyes

Now that Christmas is officially on its way, I’m realizing how much more special this season is with a little one experiencing it all for the first time. Last year, the girl was only days old on Christmas morning. I was so sleep deprived and overwhelmed, I couldn’t even fathom getting dressed, let alone starting traditions […]

US Department of Labor joins push for paid maternity, family leave

The US Department of Labor has joined President Obama and Democratic leaders, including Sen. Angus King I-Maine, in their push for paid maternity and family leave programs at the state level. Yesterday, the department announced it awarded three states and the District of Columbia $500,000 to fund feasibility studies on the development of implementation of […]

The lies parents tell themselves and others

I haven’t been a parent long, but it’s been long enough to know that half the things I said I’d always or never do before kids were lies. I guess that’s why always and never are two words we should always remember never to use eh? Here’s a few lies we told ourselves and anyone […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]