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Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother (At least I'd like to think they did) By Diane Atwood

On Christmas day, 1983, my husband and I had our first child. If nothing much had stressed me out before, now that I was a mother, nearly everything did.

5 Ways to teach your kids the power of optimism

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The most amazing gift in life that I can give my kids – besides my unconditional love, of course – is the power of optimism. When a kid has the super hero-like power of optimism he can handle any of the tussles that life will surely throw his way. Optimism is that fundamental belief that […]

6 Truths Hiding Under A Maine Mom’s Giant Winter Coat

Housewife Plus author Sarah Cottrell

As a stay at home mom, I have very few options for being fashionable thanks to chasing kids and cleaning messes all day. I mean let’s get real. Being a mom is a dirty, busy, crazy job and high heels, hunter orange or Tiffany blue polish, and polka dot silk scarves are just not exactly […]

One mother’s reaction to the Syrian refugee crisis

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ONE MOTHER’S REACTION TO THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS By Michelle C. I don’t talk about politics or religion or sex on my blog. Well, other than to occasionally make fun of or rant about Donald Trump, but come on, it’s Donald Trump. I don’t talk about it because I am not prepared for the onslaught […]

5 Ways Halloween is more fun for the parents

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It’s Halloween and at our house there is a flurry of activity – and the sun hasn’t risen yet. Our kids have lost their little minds over the excitement of dressing up like little ghouls and running around the streets of our village town square collecting candy in their brightly colored plastic pumpkin pails. My […]

It’s Really 10 Months Special Delivery: From Girth to Birth

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It is with GREAT pleasure that I get to tell you that It’s Really 10 Months Special Delivery: A Collections of Stories from Girth to Birth Edited by the marvelous Natalie Guenther, Kim Schenkelberg, and Celeste Snodgrass has hit the stores! This book is a perfect gift for moms and moms-to-be! Filled with more than […]

How to stock your freezer for a Maine winter

October is finally here and with it comes frost, first wood stove fires, wool socks, and – if you live in my house – a list about a mile long of what to do about food storage. With a family of four and the Farmers Almanac calling for another winter of below freezing temperatures and […]