The first two times I took the Myers Briggs test, I scored a clear E for Extravert. The first time was in high school to help determine what jobs might fit my personality best, and the other at my first job, to see perhaps if I’d selected the right one. I’ve always described myself as […]

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Maine. Time for BBQ’s, gardening, beach combing, hiking, family, friends and fun! The official kick off to summer. Summer brings warm breezes, sweet berries, fresh veggies, refreshing ocean waters, fireflies and….ticks! It’s always brought ticks of course…nasty but benign. Not anymore. Someone told me up to 70% of the ticks in […]

I’ve been asked a number of times about the sunscreen that I make. I was reminded of this today when my cheeks actually got a little pink from being outside at high noon. Not complaining…it was a loooooooooooooong winter in Maine this year. Like debating whether to sell it all and live in an RV in […]

For reasons already explained in a prior post, being a working mommy is hard. But being a stay at home mommy looks (at least to me) even harder. All the working mommies I know want that happy medium – 40 hours or less with flexible hours and generous sick and vacation time. We’re past maternity leave, […]

In my last blog post, I told you all how I planned my birth to go. Of course it didn’t go like that. For starters, my playlists I labored (pun intended) so hard over, didn’t get played till long after the birth. And yes I had two of them, labor upbeat and labor slow, both on […]

I’ve been asked by a number of expecting friends if I had a birth plan, and if so, did I follow it. The answer to the first question is yes and to the second, not really. Even though my birth didn’t go as planned, (do they ever?) I’m glad I had one. Here’s why and […]

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 […]

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