Good Natured Brand

MP has a philosophy about house cleaning —it’s best in small spurts and even better when the products she’s using are environmentally-friendly and smell good. Enter our newest blog sponsor, Good Natured Brand, a home and body care company that began with Maine-based mother of three, Kate Perrin. MP first discovered Kate’s products in 2013 when she came across them at …

Meet the Maker: A Q+A with Mad Gab’s Founder Gabrielle Melchionda

Welcome our newest sponsor, Gabrielle (Gab) Melchionda of Mad Gab’s natural and organic bodycare, to the blog! In the early nineties, Gab started making lip balm in her mother’s kitchen just for fun. Family and friends encouraged her to sell her homemade balms at farmers’ markets and local stores, and in a few short years, her company received national attention. …

100 Days of Real Food (How We Changed the Way We Eat)

“The more ingredients in a packaged food, the more highly processed it probably is.” —Michael Pollan In January, MP was browsing the new books at our library and came across a cookbook called 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake. The book caught MP’s interest for a few reasons. Like MP, Lisa is a blogger and mother of two, …

Portland Whole Foods Family Events

Note: Portland Whole Foods no longer hosts a Sunday Jazz Brunch, but they do host some great events geared towards families. Visit their events calendar or Facebook page to learn more.  We don’t shop at the Portland Whole Foods as often as we’d like, but when we do visit the all too tempting store, it feels like an event—a nice break in …