Tag Archives: maine

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 […]

The Maine woods beat us

My husband and I pride ourselves on preparation. We know not to wear cotton while hiking and to slather on the sunscreen even when it’s cloudy. We can build a shelter, start fires without lighters and have spent months looking forward to introducing our 5-month-old daughter to the joy of summers spent outdoors. But this […]

Cloth diapering: What works for us

I’ve been using cloth diapers for about four months now, so I’m not exactly an expert, but also not a novice either. People often ask what type of diapers I’d recommend and I usually don’t have an answer. At least one that doesn’t take 45 minutes to explain. That’s because they all work for us […]