Tag Archives: parenting

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 […]

‘Pinning and pooping’ — 5 links moms will appreciate

I was talking with local Postpartum Doula Ruth Clarke the other day and she mentioned her get-away-from-the-kids-for-five-minutes strategy dubbed “pinning and pooping.” I immediately knew it was a blog post in the making. How often do we just want five minutes of quiet, to scroll Facebook or Pinterest, text a friend sit quietly? The answer […]

Parenting milestones nobody mentions Pt. 2

And now, since babies grow and develop exponentially fast, here’s a second installment of parenting milestones not mentioned in the books: :: The first (or 15th) time you wake up on the floor of the nursery snuggled up with a baby-sized blanket and a stuffed animal under your head. :: The first time baby picks […]

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 […]

Prepare your family for disaster in less than a day

Every year as death tolls from natural disasters rise, I find myself wondering what the three of us would do if mayhem struck. Would we be ready? Honestly, probably not (is anyone ever truly ready?), but it seems that with the addition of The Bug, I need to know we’re as prepared as possible. This […]

27 percent of Maine moms still breast-feeding after a year

According to a recent news report by CBS, Maine ranks #12 for best breast-feeding states in the country, just behind Minnesota. The rankings appear to be based solely off of percentage of moms still breast-feeding at 12 months. In Maine, that’s 27.6, based on data provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Nearby Vermont came in […]