Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dark inspiration behind Disney’s ‘Frozen’ to be staged in Maine

Calling all parents of “Frozen” fans! Are you tired of hearing “Let it Go” yet again or being song-asked if you “Wanna Build A Snowman?” Consider introducing your kids to the original story that served as inspiration for the now cult classic — Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” being performed at the Portland Stage […]

I don’t have the guts to sleep train my baby

My daughter is almost 16-months-old and I have a secret. She doesn’t sleep through the night. And I don’t have the guts to sleep train her. Why guts you ask? According to a New York Times column that has sparked quite the controversy in the parenting world, Dr. Michel Cohen, who founded Tribeca Pediatrics in 1994, […]

Lyme disease is scary, prevent ticks naturally this year

About two years ago while drifting off to sleep, I felt a sensation I never want to feel again. Just writing this makes me squirm. Something small was crawling up my leg. Since I wasn’t tromping through the woods, the feeling was completely out of place. It was a black-legged tick. Dangerous, though tiny. The […]

How to spot a homesick Mainer in California

It was 12:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. I’d been traveling for more than 12 hours, flying cross-country from Bangor to San Francisco with a very active toddler. All by myself. I’d had a terrible time trying to pick up my rental car. The aunt I’d hoped to stay with was away for the weekend, and […]

Happy to pay $1,400 in advance for carrots

This year instead of making resolutions, my little family of three decided to adopt a word. More. This past weekend, with community supported agriculture brochures fanned out in front of us, my husband and I took our first steps toward doing more. More fresh. More local. More sustainable. Each farm works its CSA program differently. […]