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An open letter to my pre-pregnant self

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With the New Year comes resolutions and many friends and colleagues working to lose weight or tone up in 2015. For the past few weeks I’ve been among them, desperate to force my body back to what it once was. But if I’m being honest, even my pre-pregnancy probably wouldn’t be good enough. I’ve struggled […]

2015 baby name predictions released

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Nameberry recently released their predictions for baby name trends for 2015. The number one trend they forecasted? Defining names like Noble or Saint that say “this baby is virtuous or this baby is powerful … never mind that he’s drooling and has a full diaper.” Interesting fact … apparently Puritans loved virtue names, but took […]

The Bachelor 2015 and an evil plan to trick my husband


I have a confession about ABC’s The Bachelor. It’s what gets me through Mondays in January. That’s lame, I know. But have you noticed how cold it is (-7?!), how dark it is at 4:30 p.m., and how watching horrible television is mind numbing (exactly what you need on Mondays after work)? This year, I’m […]

Things working moms don’t want to hear, what to say instead

I went back to working from an office today after a year of working from home. I read dozens of blogs, books and forum discussions about how to handle the transition without too many tears. We got up earlier than usual this morning, we were out the door only 15 minutes later than planned, and […]

Rooted in ME wins Liebster Award (gee, thanks!)

Rooted in ME, started humbly last year as a place to record my thoughts about diving into Maine culture. Since then, we’ve added a little girl to our family, bought a house and I’ve started a new job at the paper. It’s been a fun year. Anyway, Sarah over at Housewife Plus, a fellow “Mom […]

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 […]

5 ‘no-bake’ ways to use up extra apples

The last of the apples from our backyard tree are sitting in the fridge slowly aging. We must have had nearly 100 apples either picked or dropped on the ground this year. Many were baked into pies, breads, juiced, eaten raw and thrown to the dog. Then I found myself sort of at a loss […]

Let’s Talk (about sex) Month: Planned Parenthood encourages going beyond ‘where babies come from’

Among other things, October is “Let’s Talk Month,” 31 days of sexual health organizations encouraging families to talk about sexuality and relationships. And this year, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England wants parents to go beyond the basics of where babies come from, and talk about making healthy decisions. The organization also wants families to […]