Monthly Archives: February 2014

Arsenic Hour

There is a horrifying time of day when polite manners and family rules are shoved under the couch cushions to suffocate to death under grouchy jumping toddler feet. Children turn into wild heathens and run screaming like lost hellhounds looking for scraps of Cheddar Bunnies and final slurps of Sippy cup juice. Parents shudder in […]

Pillow Forts and Melt Downs

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This has been a truly tough winter for my oldest son. He has suffered the oppression of being stuck with Mom (eye roll) everyday including a rough three-day holiday power outage. The poor kid had more play dates cancelled due to stupidly cold sub-zero temperatures. His favorite cat, Stella died. And to top all of […]

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Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus features stories from my perspective about the everyday experiences my family has while working and living in rural Maine. My husband is a wooden boat builder and I am a writer and artist. Together we practice gentle living and natural parenting with our two young sons.