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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 […]

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 […]