Category Archives: Blog

How to survive a day at the beach with a toddler

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Beach plus toddler equals chaosClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI forgot what it is like to bring a small wiggly child to the beach. I forgot how needy and curious a wee one is. And how little he can hold in his attention or for what impish amount of time. It’s easy to forget this at […]

The Evolution Of My Diaper Bag

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The Evolution Of My Diaper BagClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI have two boys. They are wild and lovely and no matter how hard I try to minimize the amount of junk that they require for an entire day away from home, my diaper bag always ends up looking like I just robbed my own house. When […]

A letter of expectations to my future daughter-in-law

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A letter to my future DILClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleToday Loud Child sat in my lap and told me stories about all of his favorite things. He played with my hair. He sang me a song. He gave me hugs and he kissed my forehead. This was a remarkably affectionate occasion for my son who […]

Housewife Plus does happy hour

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Housewife Plus does happy hourClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleDid you know that the fun at Housewife Plus is not limited to the Bangor Daily News? Check out the new page, Happy Hour to see a growing list of publications from the cheeky Sarah Cottrell (me!) at fantastic sites like Scary Mommy, Humor Press, BlogHer, Mamalode […]

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

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I have been a big fat huge fan of Nicole Leigh Shaw’s Ninja Mom Blog for a while. Nicole is a sassy writer who can out wit some of the best humorists on the block. So when I heard through the mom blogosphere that she was looking for submissions for her famous Character Assassination Carousel, I […]

10 Things to do in Belfast, Maine

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10 things to do in belfast, maineClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleAs a contributor to Scary Mommy, I write a lot about what it’s like to be a stay-at-home-mom in Maine. So when the editor asked me to consider writing up a piece on a local Maine town that could be included in their fabulous Travel […]

Is bathroom hunting hereditary?

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bathroom hunting with herd-management today at housewife plusClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule The marvelously talented Jessica McNeill Azar of Herd Management is guest posting at Housewife Plus today! If you have not had the great pleasure of reader Jessica’s work then please run over to her website right now! Is Bathroom Hunting Hereditary? My six-year-old son […]

Moms just don’t understand

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moms just don’t “unnerstand”Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleSometimes I have to take a step back and reassess my lot in this motherhood gig. My Loud Child is ridiculously smart and is never more than a stern 1,2,3 warning away from timeout thanks to his disastrous mix of curiosity and audacious defiance of the house rules. […]