Tag Archives: maine

How to get away with not keeping a baby book

I received two beautiful baby books when The Bug was born. One I’ve written in a handful of times, the other is still in the box. It may be shocking considering she’s my first and usually baby number one has everything from a blink to the first haircut recorded. But that’s not to say I […]

Maine public housing programs to receive more than $400,000 in grants

Low income individuals and families throughout Maine may see a boost in programs designed to help them build marketable skills and find employment, thanks to a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to a press release from the offices of Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Angus King, several housing authorities […]

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 […]

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 […]