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 #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 …

Giveaway Day #5: February Vacation Package from L.L.Bean and Wolfe’s Neck Farm

In late January, the Cute Potato team visited the L.L.Bean Winter Carnival in Freeport. The outdoor carnival is an impressive event, where families get to try snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and more snowy day activities for free! The CP kids had a blast trying all of the activities, but their favorite by far was snow tubing down an expansive …

Giveaway Day #4: Family Photo Shoot from Cathy Clicks

If you’re a regular to Cute Potato, you know how much we adore Cathy Clicks photography. Scarborough photographer Cathy Davis, who is mom to four little ones, seems to effortlessly capture her subjects’ personalities. She’s patient, relaxed, and willing to try most any location. When the photo session is over, Cathy presents a bag of prizes to reward a job …

Giveaway Day #1: Rainbow Toys Gift Certificate

We have a few go-to places to find great gifts for kids, and Rainbow Toys is one of them. Nestled among the Shops at Falmouth Village, the inviting toyshop is filled with award-winning games, crafts, children’s books and developmental toys for infants (to name a few). CP#2 regularly visits to browse their incredible selection of LEGO and Playmobil toys.