Tag Archives: family

Co-sleeping gone wrong (but not in the way you’re thinking)

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I dreamed of having a family bed. I envisioned the three of us cuddled together, slowly rising with the early sun. With eyes, still heavy with sleep, my daughter would reach up to my face and sign for her “milkies.” I’d nurse her, staring lovingly at her sweet […]

Classic and practical biscotti recipe, an Italian family favorite

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I had two requests of my family when I went home to visit earlier this month. One, to see where my grandmother was buried. Two, to take down her biscotti recipe before heading back to Maine. In doing so, I learned about a family tradition my relatives had never shared. Talking to the dead. My […]

Searching for last minute egg hunts? Look no further.

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This is the first year our daughter can participate in a traditional egg hunt. I’ve been looking forward to this Easter for the better part of a year – I even bought her Easter dress a few weeks after she was born, in December … 2013 … Easter dresses just look cuter on babies who […]

Lyme disease is scary, prevent ticks naturally this year

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About two years ago while drifting off to sleep, I felt a sensation I never want to feel again. Just writing this makes me squirm. Something small was crawling up my leg. Since I wasn’t tromping through the woods, the feeling was completely out of place. It was a black-legged tick. Dangerous, though tiny. The […]

How to spot a homesick Mainer in California

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It was 12:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. I’d been traveling for more than 12 hours, flying cross-country from Bangor to San Francisco with a very active toddler. All by myself. I’d had a terrible time trying to pick up my rental car. The aunt I’d hoped to stay with was away for the weekend, and […]

Happy to pay $1,400 in advance for carrots

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This year instead of making resolutions, my little family of three decided to adopt a word. More. This past weekend, with community supported agriculture brochures fanned out in front of us, my husband and I took our first steps toward doing more. More fresh. More local. More sustainable. Each farm works its CSA program differently. […]