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INSIDE SCOOP: Vita Lane, a debut illustrator to watch!

Fine tune your radar screens, my friends. I have a debut illustrator that you should be watching closely and snap up our book! Vita Lane brings joy, texture, symbolic, and playful color palettes to her work. Our book, Chowder Rules! The True Story of an Epic Food Fight presented an interesting challenge because it’s a true story… Read more »

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Welcoming Fall!

Portland, Maine – It’s Fall, Y’all! Okay, no one else in Maine is saying it quite like that… but the excitement of leaf peeping, pumpkin hunting, and all things Autumn is here. I was seriously daydreaming about whether I could travel the globe to spend an entire year in Autumn – an entire year. For… Read more »

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In the Kitchen: Granola Bar Recipe

I never thought I’d be a stay-at-home wife or mom. I’m a journalist. It’s all I knew. And never ever did I think I’d be the sort of wife who would send her husband to work with home-baked goods. In fact my career-driven inner 25-year-old is vomiting at the mere mention of such an eventuality…. Read more »

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Fun Fall Cooking with your Kiddos

This recipe is a great one for your Thanksgiving meal or any autumn evening. The best part is it’s the perfect recipe for your kids to help with. Shopping List: Butternut Squash (two bags frozen or two large squash peeled, seeded and cubed) Note: Fresh butternut squash will hold their shape better – more firm,… Read more »

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Type-A Recovery: 6 Easy Ways Your Kids Can Beat it out of YOU!

This weekend’s cooking/crafting project (almost typed ‘problem’ – Freudian slip) got me thinking.  If  you are a Type-A and realize this is mostly an obstacle when it comes to 1. Other people enjoying you or 2. Relaxing instead of fixating on your unfinished to-do list or 3. Raising laid back children – though they might… Read more »

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PIRATES! …Arrgh! Let’s Eat Them!

Let’s just face the facts. Since becoming a mom… the days of a perfectly straight house, ironed guest sheets, project started and completed, laundry done, gourmet dinner cooking (as soon as I get back from my manicure)… they are OVER! At least for now in this very, very heavenly/demanding/depleting/stuff dreams-are-made-of infant/toddler phase. And let me… Read more »

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Teach them… with Chocolate!

Ever since his very first bite, there is no food Crowley loves more than chocolate. It is a word he could not yet say when he first tasted that rich sweetness. So with a love struck look in his eye, he named it ‘ChaCha.’  To his day in our home we say and eat “ChaCha.” And there… Read more »

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Camp Mommy Serves up the Sea

With all this crafting and reading, a toddler can get hungry. And just like the lions and bears at the zoo, you NEVER ABSOLUTELY NEVER let your toddler get hungry! So we are taking our month-long Ocean Adventure straight to the kitchen. When we cook, Crowley truly helps. I am often surprised (not to be… Read more »

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School is OUT! Camp Mommy is IN!

I’ll never forget the conflicted and horrible sensations of leaving C. at preschool for the very first time. Even though it was only three measly hours, one day a week (all I could stomach at first), it was as confusing as dating boys was in junior high. Mommyhood has this way of quickly throwing you… Read more »

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