The Maine Play Book: What’s Inside

MP always forgets how busy May and June can be. It feels as though our family has been living on recreational fields. We’re regularly driving back and forth to practices, to lacrosse and baseball games, and trying to stay on top of work and home life. Summer break and all of its pleasures— from lazy afternoons on the beach to …

Big Book News

If you follow this blog, you might have noticed our posts have been sporadic for a long time. And while we’re not fond of relying on excuses, here’s a really good one: Mom Potato has spent the past two years working on a book with you, the Cute Potato reader in mind. The book, which is titled “The Maine Play Book: …

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Apple Day at Maine Audubon

There are family events we look forward to each fall, and despite how much our children have grown, the Apple Day celebration at Maine Audubon in Falmouth remains a favorite. CP#1 and #2 delight in making their own cider, listening to live music, and exploring the rolling trails along the marsh. This year promises to be one of the best …

100 Days of Real Food (How We Changed the Way We Eat)

“The more ingredients in a packaged food, the more highly processed it probably is.” —Michael Pollan In January, MP was browsing the new books at our library and came across a cookbook called 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake. The book caught MP’s interest for a few reasons. Like MP, Lisa is a blogger and mother of two, …

Slice & Bake Cookies by Elinor Klivans

If there is one dessert that MP can’t pass up, it’s cookies. Decadent chocolate chip cookies are her weakness, followed by crisp butter cookies and just about anything made with dark chocolate. So you can imagine her delight when she discovered Slice & Bake Cookies by Camden-based cookbook author Elinor Klivans. The cookbook features make-ahead cookie dough you can refrigerate …

Friday Flash Giveaway

The Cute Potato family is feeling topsy turvy lately. We’re unpacking boxes every day (nearly 170 to get through, if you can believe). Plus, we’ve been busy with school meetings, soccer practice, dancing lessons, appointments, and adjusting to a new routine. All the team really wants to do is start making this house our own. The kids can’t wait to …

Mothers Fulfilled by Kimberly Kalicky

Kim Collins Kalicky is a 50-something wife, writer, and mother of two grown boys. Her latest book, Mothers Fulfilled, focuses on her life as a full-time working parent, and the challenges her hectic schedule presented in the office and at home. On a broader scale, the book discusses work-life balance for families throughout the United States. Kim introduces a dialogue …

Giveaway Day #10: Children’s Classics from Islandport Press

Whenever MP drives on Route One in Yarmouth, past the modest office that houses Islandport Press, she feels so proud. How cool is it to live near a company that publishes the works of Dahlov Ipcar and Robert F. Baldwin? We love Dahlov Ipcar’s books for their vivid, unforgettable illustrations. Her stories capture the beauty and simplicity of everyday life. We …

Giveaway Day #2: Collection of Down East Children’s Books

Down East Books ever-growing catalogue of children’s stories are among our household favorites. We’re thrilled that the Camden-based publisher donated 7 wonderful books to the Show Your Love Fundraiser. What a great way to start a library of New England classics for your child!

Handprint Puzzle

CP#2 recently began Kindergarten. He’s a young five, so MP had some concerns about sending him to school all day. While CP#2 is tired when he arrives home, he has adjusted remarkably well the past two weeks. MP is so proud! When he came home with this sweet puzzle on the first day of school, MP loved the idea. All you …