Show Your Love Redux: Running for Hope

Last February, Cute Potato held its first online fundraiser, called Show Your Love: 14 Days of Giveaways for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. If you recall, we kickstarted the fundraiser for our nephew, Little J, who was born with complications. At the time, it was too difficult to share Little J’s full diagnosis. Our family learned he has a rare …

Southern Maine Family Game Festival

One of the many things we love about our new home is an upstairs room made for family time. A cozy window seat with hidden storage holds our games: UNO, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, and more favorites. The downside? We haven’t had time to track down a pedestal table to go along with the seating. Since our search might take …

A Big Thank You

Our Show Your Love Fundraiser for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital was a big success! Thank you to all the wonderful people who donated their time and effort to make this event possible. Much gratitude goes to designer Vivian Page for the beautiful poster she created for the event. Many thanks to the businesses who donated to the fundraiser: Rainbow …

Giveaway Day #14: Toots Ice Cream Sundae Party for 10

One of the highlights of spring for Cute Potato is the opening of Toots Ice Cream in North Yarmouth for the season. Fans patiently wait on line for decadent homemade ice cream served from a little red caboose. Owner Martha Grover-Lambert and her team have been making great ice cream for nearly 10 years using milk from Garelick Farms. There are always …

Giveaway Day #11: Gift Certificate to Two Fat Cats Bakery

How does MP love Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland? Let her count the ways: 1) Simple, but downright delicious cupcakes with swirls of buttercream frosting. 2) Chocolate chip cookies worthy of a mention in Food & Wine. 3) Sweet and savory pies with picture perfect crusts.

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 #9: A Baby Gift from Pitter Patter

Pitter Patter in Bath is a thoughtful boutique you’ll want to spend some time perusing. Owner Colleen Whitaker has an eye for beautiful children’s items and it shows. Every corner of the shop is a treat. You’ll find dresses from Maine-based designers, like Melissa Sailer of Yarn & Cloth, baby accessories, and whimsical stuffed toys.

Giveaway Day #8: Family Passes to the Peek-a-Boo Children’s Center

Note: We were very sad to learn Peek-a-Boo Children’s Center closed in June 2014. For more play spaces in the area, try Greenlight Studio in Portland or The Rumpus Room in Brunswick.  The Peek-a-Boo Children’s Center in Westbrook is one of our favorite indoor play spaces in Maine for good reason. Located in the Dana Warp Mill, the inviting space highlights …

Giveaway Day #7: Necklace & Earrings from Minka

Yes, this is a blog about all things kid-friendly, but every once and awhile, MP posts about something with fabulous Maine moms in mind. That’s why today’s giveaway features a stunning necklace and earrings from Minka. MP discovered this stylish Kennebunkport boutique and gallery while scouting for 48 Hours. Minka is filled with gorgeous, handmade jewelry and leather bags designed …

Giveaway Day # 6: Gift Certificate to Gather Farm Fresh Eatery

Not long ago, MP posted about how much the Cute Potato team enjoys Gather; a new, family-friendly restaurant on Main Street in Yarmouth. What is it about Gather that appeals? One reader put it best: “We’ve taken our 3-1/2-year old there a few times now. So great to get to eat good food in a more sophisticated atmosphere with a toddler …