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Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

If you’re looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries, you’re in luck because there are several in Maine. Most places are opening mid to late July, but some not until the first of August. If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. Otherwise, you might want to call ahead to make sure it’s open for picking. Read more ...

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maine

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maine

Is there anything else quite as delicious as a handful of freshly picked strawberries? The season is here! Check out the Catching Health list of farms across Maine that let you pick your own strawberries. Read more ...

How to Grill a Great Tasting Vegan Burger

How to Grill a Great Tasting Vegan Burger

My future son-in-law Keegan used to be a meat-eater. Now he’s a vegan. His former roommates were vegetarians and then my daughter Stephanie became a vegan, so he decided to try it as well. He felt healthier right away. Because he has an inherited form of high blood pressure he has to watch his carefully. It went down. He has more energy.

Luckily for my daughter, Keegan loves to cook. For his birthday, she gave him the perfect gift — a gas grill. This past weekend he fired it up for a family barbecue. Read more ...

Christie Cantara: Honorary Red Sox Bat Girl!

Christie Cantara: Honorary Red Sox Bat Girl!

Christie Cantara celebrated Mother’s Day in a big way. She was the honorary bat girl for the Red Sox! Lindsey Laverriere, a friend of Christie’s daughter, entered her in the Major League Baseball 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes 30 women who have been affected by breast cancer. The winners were selected by fan votes on HonoraryBatGirl.com along with feedback from a guest judging panel. So there she was at the Red Sox game in Boston on Mother’s Day along with her family, boyfriend Tom, and, of course, Lindsey. Read more.

 

Don't Lick the Minivan

Don't Lick the Minivan

Things I Should Have Been Doing Yesterday:

1. Laundry

2. Cleaning

3. Going for a training run

Things I Did Instead:

1 Drink coffee.

2. Read Leanne Shirtliffe's Don't Lick the Minivan

3. Howl with laughter.

"Remember the show Survivor? That's what parenting is like. We need to outwit, outlast, and outnumber our kids." (p. 95)

"Parenting tip: Lazy parenting creates kids who are self-starters" (p. 117)

Amen, sister.

Kids bowl free at Big 20 Bowling Center

Kids bowl free at Big 20 Bowling Center

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Big 20 Bowling Center 382 US Route 1Scarborough, ME, 04074(207) 883-2131