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These are the official directions to get to the Frankfort Quarry

  You have to be coming from Bangor because that’s really the only way I know how to get there. Find Route 1 and drive until you go around that sharp corner on the left where the scary-ass house is (the one that I am shocked people don’t literally drive into.) Keep going until you smell […]

New Maine publishing company features poetry for kids

This has been the summer of literary fun at my house. My kids have discovered poetry and have been reciting Shell Silverstein and Dr. Seuss at the top of their booming lungs. So, when I heard that BDN blogger, Crystal Sands of Pajamas, Books, and Chickens was self-publishing a children’s book of poetry written by […]

How to make Moth Broth and wow your kids this summer

This summer you can wow your kids with this fun (and stinky) science project that will attract moths and turn a fun adventure in entomology into an unforgettable educational experience.

7 Gross sweets every kid in Maine will eat

7 Gross sweets every kid in Maine eats

When I was a small kid, I spent most of my allowance on those cheap, little wax-wrapped jewels that stuck to my teeth and had an aftertaste of bad decisions. As a parent, I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to convince my kids that sugar bugs will eat their beautiful teeth if they keep pounding back the sugar, but they insist, and I occasionally relent.

10 Things to do when you’re stuck inside during a snowstorm

10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside During A Snowstorm Click To Tweet I think of snow as Mother Nature’s glitter bomb. It is lovely to look at from behind the safety of a window but once you enter it you become wet, frozen, and miserable. I dread snowstorms now that I have kids […]

A lobster nearly killed me

A lobster nearly killed me. Click To Tweet Alright. Fine. I’m exaggerating a little bit. I did not nearly die by the claw of a lobster. Although, for a minute there, it sure seemed like I might. Yesterday was my mother-in-law’s birthday. For the record, she turned 49.[1] To celebrate her birthday (which is usually […]

5 Unavoidable certainties of summertime with kids

I remember summer vacations as long stretches of time that rolled out in front of me into forever. The lazy days stacked up as my skin changed colors and my adventures petered out into afternoon snoozes in the shade. But now I’m a mom and summertime means that my kids get to experience this annual […]