Last Minute Mother’s Day Finds

How is it that Sunday Mother’s Day already? If you’re anything like MP, you’re shopping for a thoughtful gift just a few days before. Here are a few local favorites: Signature Westport Leather Clutch This clutch has a few good things going for it. First, MP loves this bag for its simple, classic style. The interior is deep, making it …

Treating Winter Skin with Mad Gab’s

Winter is finally here and for our family, the drastic change in temperature demands we pay better attention to our skin. Wind, cold and bright sun can be especially hard on sensitive skin like ours. CP#1 is prone to chapped lips, and MP, who runs outside throughout the winter months, has rough hands and feet. And whether we are cross …

Friday Flash Giveaway: Radio Flyer Wagon

Our friends and sponsors at Daytrip Jr. are generously offering a Cute Potato reader the chance to win a Classic Walker Wagon from Radio Flyer. This little wagon is a sentimental favorite in our family. CP#1 and #2 used it in the backyard when they were first beginning to walk. The two have pushed stuffed animals, dolls, and even cousins …

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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 …

Litl’ Squirts Fruit Juices

If your family visited the Yarmouth Clam Festival this year, there is a good chance your kids played on the Litl’ Squirts Wooden Pirate Ship. Will Boyle, the owner and founder of the Maine made natural juice, decided an active display for his brand was ideal for his target customer—kids. And boy, was he right! CP#1 and #2 were immediately …

Wreath Making 101

Last Christmas, CP#1 and MP signed up for a kids’ wreath making workshop at O’Donals Nursery in Gorham. The nursery provides decorative greens and wreath making supplies for a small fee. When we arrived, there were long tables filled with boughs of White Pine, Cedar, and Balsam. Jeff O’Donal, our patient instructor, showed us how to arrange the greens in a fan …

Family Ice Center

MP would like to welcome our newest sponsor, the Family Ice Center in Falmouth, to Cute Potato! She recently had the pleasure of chatting with Cumberland-based dad, Josh Brainerd, who manages the ice skating arena. Like most parents, Josh recognizes the importance of an affordable, accessible, and clean recreation center. During his two years as manager, he’s worked hard to make the …

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Wild Blueberry Picking in the Kennebunk Plains

The Cute Potato family is having the busiest August on record. We’re moving to a new house, hosting summer guests, and preparing to take on an exciting new project (more on all in future posts). With so much happening, MP asked Jessica Jenkins, our friend and sponsor from Daytrip Jr., to guest blog. Jessica and her crew recently traveled to …

Daytrip Jr.

If your family happens to be in Kennebunkport, and you find yourselves exploring Dock Square, we recommend going directly to Daytrip Jr. The inviting shop is a Cute Potato favorite. When MP visits, she can’t help but think of A Christmas Story, when Ralphie and friends have their noses pressed against the glass at Higbee’s Department Store window, gaping in awe …