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

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[Tweet “10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside During A Snowstorm”] 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 because it […]

7 Lessons of motherhood

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: My fav BDN writer is sharing 7 lessons in motherhood today!”] Even newspaper reporters have fans and I am a fan of ROOTED IN ME writer Natalie Feulner. Her work covers issues that as a mother I care deeply about. Natalie brings attention to the rise in the use of cloth diapers, […]

7 Dumb parenting decisions that seemed like a great idea at the time

[Tweet “7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time”] I do not care what anyone tells you, no parent anywhere has an ever-loving clue what the hell he or she is doing at any given time. Decent parents will approach every decision they make with respectable intentions while crossing their fingers […]

Five ways being a mom changed me that I didn’t expect

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[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Five Ways Being A Mom Changed Me”] HOUSE GUEST: Pattie Reaves from AFTER THE COUCH! I am so pleased to introduce a local favorite at the Bangor Daily News, Pattie Reaves from After the Couch, a blog that documents are journey toward living a healthy lifestyle after losing a remarkable 50 pounds! Pattie’s blog […]

4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

[Tweet “4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed Forever”] HOUSE GUEST: Lauren Cormier of Oh, Honestly! I am giddy this week because I snagged one of my FAVORITE Bangor Daily News Mom Bloggers to guest post for Housewife Plus this week! Please, seriously, grab a glass of wine, a cozy seat, and read this fantastic […]

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

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[Tweet “A letter to my future DIL”]Today 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 is currently going […]

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

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

[Tweet “10 things to do in belfast, maine”] As 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 Guide section […]