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Great places to go skinny-dipping in Maine

5 Great places to go skinny-dipping in Maine

Did you know that skinny-dipping has its roots in public bathhouses? Back in the 15th century, Europeans would relax into the holistic medicinal public baths where men could bond with men and women could socialize with women and both genders could cure what ailed them in separate bathhouses.

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How To Clean Your House In 10 Easy Steps

My mother-in-law once told me that trying to clean a house as a mother is like trying to clean in a hurricane: it’s kind of pointless. She was right. Cleaning my house these days requires several things: deep reserves of patience, bucket loads of energy, a severely short term memory (to instantly forget the frustration […]

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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.