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 …

The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila

Alana Chernila, mother of two and author of The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making, visited Longfellow Books in Portland for a reading not long ago. Alana’s gorgeous cookbook is chock full of simple recipes for breads, cheeses, snacks, pasta, and more delicious everyday dishes.

Seven Days of Daisy by Jamie Hogan

CP#1 is a big fan of her Grandma Cookie. They both have an affinity for the beach, sparkly sunglasses and mismatched socks. Simply put, they are two peas in a pod. Grandma Cookie has been traveling across country for a month, and CP#1 misses her more each day. To help, we’ve been reading Seven Days of Daisy by Peaks Island …

Bella Luna Toys

After reading Gail Gibbons’ Knights in Shining Armor about 30 times, CP# 2 is suddenly smitten with these brave warriors from the Middle Ages. So you can imagine MP’s delight when she found this wooden sword and shield set from Bella Luna Toys in in South Thomaston. If you’re not familiar with Bella Luna, this lovely online shop offers toys …