Author Archives: AmyinMaine

Treating Baby’s First and Many Subsequent Colds

Now that you are through the holidays….you and/or your kids, partner, neighbor, office mate, and everyone else for that matter is sick. Blame it on the weather, the gatherings, the late nights, the egg nog, the wine… Whatever it is, at least someone in your household is sick. Last year at this time, so was […]

Mommy’s Holiday Party FAQs – What I’m Really Thinking

It’s the time of year for gatherings. From holiday parties with coworkers and clients, to Christmas dinner with family, to ringing in the new year with friends. All the cocktail conversations means lots of questions to answer. How have you been, how old is your kid now, how’s work, what’s keeping you busy these days??? […]

Should I be Breastfeeding a Toddler?

Until today all I’ve gotten is praise when I say I’m still breastfeeding my close to 18-month old daughter. We were fortunate that from hour number one, breastfeeding was easy. We had no latch issues, no supply issues, no problem pumping, no bottle rejections, no infections, and no pain. I received nothing but support and […]

Best and Worst Things About Being a Working Mommy

First of all, being a mommy is hard work, period. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, both are great and can suck at the same time. I had only a glimpse of the stay at home mom world during my 3-month maternity leave, and not sure if that counts […]

Homemade Plant Milk

Everyone asks me, including her pediatrician’s office, if Maddie is drinking milk yet. First of all she has been drinking milk since day one, it’s called breast milk, and she still gets 15 or so ounces a day at 16 months, so I’m not worried about her nutrition. Second, we are dairy-free in our household. […]

24 hours in Portland, Maine – Without the kiddo

Our nanny agreed to take Maddie for 24 hours. We dropped her off at noon and headed into town for our date day, determined to pack in as much non kid friendly activities as possible. First stop was Miyake for lunch. I had the daikon salad and salmon lady roll. Delish as always! Tom had […]

Kid Friendly Restaurant Review: Elsmere Grill, South Portland

So I was craving chicken BBQ. I know, my husband was just as surprised as I was. No I’m not pregnant! I haven’t craved BBQ since before Beale Street BBQ closed its South Portland location a number of years ago. We went through the short list, Salvage BBQ (my husband tells me the meat is too […]

Whining and Dining: Ten Tips for Eating Out with a Toddler

I’m not exactly sure the definition of a “foodie”, but I’ve been called one from time to time. Before I had a child, my husband and I were out to eat at least 3-4 times a week. We live in what has been described by the likes of Food and Wine, the New York Times, […]

Pre vs. Post Baby Vacation

I love to travel! In fact, I think one of the first things I said to my husband once I realized he was the one and only (and this meant I wouldn’t be leaving Maine) that I needed to travel a lot. And, in the 12 years since then, travel we have. We’ve dined in Chicago, […]

Teething Terrors and Other Bedtime Stories

Your baby is finally sleeping more than 3 hours at a time, you’ve mastered diaper changes, nursing and the car seat , and you’ve learned to take a shower, eat three meals and check your email all in one day! You feel energized and are wearing the “I’m a super mom” grin on your face. […]

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