Flash back to nearly 11 years ago when MP was a new mom. Her go-to resources included a few friends who recently had babies, babycenter.com, a collection of parenting books on the bedside table and her obstetrician. If an event existed to expose her to everything her community had to offer new parents, she would have jumped at the chance to go.
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Posted in Events, Giveaways, parenting, Sponsors, tagged babywearing, car seat safety, community resources for Maine parents, cute potato sponsors, cutepotato.com, Darcy Sauers, dover doula, giveaway, islandport press, kid-friendly events portland maine, Kristi Hayes-Devlin, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety and car seats, parenting resources in Maine, Portland Expo, portland public library, postpartum doula, seacoast, southern maine babywearers, ticket giveaway, Wrapsody on April 5, 2017| 3 Comments »
Posted in Shopping, Sponsors, tagged andy rosen artist, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, children's museum and theatre of maine, circa home and vintage, cotton handkerchief, cutepotato.com, cutepotato.com sponsor, easter gifts, enamel cups, Etsy Maine Team, kim meyers, luke meyers, Maine gifts, Maine made, maineland design co., non-candy Easter gifts, Northeast Harbor, portland maine gift shops, portland museum of art, rockland, Swallowfield, Tayla Mac Kittery, wooden blocks on April 3, 2017| 1 Comment »
With Easter only two weeks away, MP has gift-giving on her mind. Enter our newest sponsor, Maineland Design Co., an online shop created by South Portland artist Andy Rosen, his childhood friend Luke Myers and curator Kim Myers. Their playful gift collection is a perfect balance of classic and modern design that suits all ages. Following are a few favorites:
Posted in Events, Farms, Food, tagged artisan maple syrup, bed and breakfasts for families, Belgian horses, blueberry fields bed and breakfast, chase farms, cutepotato.com, deb and cyd zeigler, dresden, dunham farm velvet hollow sugar works, gluten-free bakery maine, gluten-free on Maine Maple Sunday, goranson farm, holden, horse drawn carriage rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, jan goranson, Livermore, maine, Maine ice houses, maine maple sunday, maple candy, maple creemees, maple treats, rob johanson, Sarah's House, spring break maple and honey, spring in maine, tap your own trees, unique maine farms, unique maine sugarhouses, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, wells on March 20, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Adventure, tagged Alaskan Huskies, Augusta, colby briggs, cute potato family, cutepotato.com, dog sledding, dog sledding with kids, erin noll, family adventures, family travel, Heywood Kennel, maine, sled dog terms, sled dogs, things to do with kids in maine, winter on March 3, 2017| Leave a Comment »
In February, when the first of two big snowstorms hit, our family visited Heywood Kennel in Augusta for our inaugural dog sledding adventure. Owner Colby Briggs and his partner Erin Noll have operated the kennels since May 2016 after his parents retired from the business.
Located off a busy road, Heywood is home to a wood-fired warming hut and 30 good-natured sled dogs. The temperature was below 20-degrees on the morning we arrived, and our hosts were kind enough to offer extra snow pants (MP forgot her own) and hand warmers. Once we were ready, Colby warned us that the dogs would be loud when we met them at the kennels and for good reason. After a mild January with little snow, the dogs couldn’t wait to pull a sled.
Posted in Activities, Sponsors, Trails, tagged cute potato sponsors, cutepotato.com, historic farmhouse, kids activities maine, kids outside, maine, outdoor activities, outdoor play, programs for nature lovers, wells, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, winter, winter beach, winter camps, winter in Maine, winter vacation camps on February 16, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Wells Reserve at Laudholm is home to a beautiful historic farmhouse and 7-miles of trails where families can explore forest, a salt marsh and estuary, and Laudholm Beach. The wide open spaces in between are perfect for sledding, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. If that weren’t enough to entice you, the staff at the Reserve has a few great days of activities planned for February vacation — from nature-inspired camps and crafts to a day dedicated to spending time outdoors.
Posted in Adventure, Travel, tagged Bob Crowley, cutepotato.com, dog-friendly, durham, family travel, maine, maine forest yurts, maine travel, Peggy Crowley, pet-friendly, Runaround Pond, survivor, unique family getaways, winter, winter escapes, yurts, Zen Den on February 4, 2017| Leave a Comment »
You have to love a getaway that’s less than 30 minutes from your home, but makes you feel as if you’re hundreds of miles away. In our case, Maine Forest Yurts, which is located in Durham, is such a place. The 100-acre retreat, which opened in 2013, is owned and operated by Bob Crowley, winner of the reality series “Survivor: Gabon,” his wife, Peggy and their adult children. The secluded property includes three yurts, wide trails to explore, a fairy house village and a shallow pond that’s great for skating.
Posted in Farms, Food, tagged Alewive's Brook Farm, bangor, bath freight shed, berwick, biddeford, blue hill, boynton's greenhouse, bridgton, Brownie's Barkery, brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, cutepotato.com, enchanted kitchen, european market bangor, farm house organic coffee roasters, farmington grange hall, fort andross mill, gracie's garden, lewiston, maine family adventures, maine family farms, maine winter markets, maine winter weekend markets, moonscape garden shop, old hamlin school, pepperell center, Pork Beach Sauce Co., Portland, portland maine, saco river market, sea dog brewing co., skowhegan, South Portland, Standish, swallowtail cafe, sweet and savory bakehouse, sweet relief farm, york, zu bakery on January 19, 2017| 3 Comments »
When there is not much snow on the ground during winter weekends, our family finds ourselves hunting for accessible adventures. We found a road trip to a new-to-us weekend farmers’ market is always a highlight. There’s a thrill to discovering local farms and artisans. All of us enjoy chatting with vendors, sampling new foods, and of course, shopping for all nature of good things. For MP and DP, a visit to a local market is also a welcome respite from our weekly grocery store visits.
From Berwick to Orono, here are some weekend markets that are worth the trip: