I was looking forward to our annual beach vacation with a little different sense of excitement this year. Excitement in the more nervous sense of the word maybe. First order of business was packing. Here is what we brought, needed and my list of essentials. Packing: Clothes: Since we were checking bags anyway, I didn’t […]

So my daughter had acid reflux. It appeared around week two and was diagnosed officially at her four week appointment. We didn’t figure it out right away because my daughter was not a spitter. Her’s was silent, meaning that it came up into her esophagus but eventually went back down instead of coming up. By month […]

So there are scores of lists out there of things you need for your newborn/infant. But not as many lists of things that you really don’t need. Leading up to delivery day I was frantically buying everything anyone told me (even bloggers) I needed before the big day. First of all, remember that Amazon Prime […]

So I’m a new mom, so the bent of this blog is officially baby central now. It’s taken me almost 6 months to start blogging about it. I’ve been meaning to for awhile. That illustrates one of things I’ve come to find out about parenting – you intend to do a lot of things that […]

No violence, no gas shortages, no ferry strikes, no problems. Don’t believe the media and go on vacation. Let me explain. We all know the power of the news media. Just one news story can lead to a 500% increase in product sales, another can move millions to march on a nation’s capitol, while another […]

I was recently up in Bar Harbor, pronounced “Bah Hahbah” if you’re a true Mainer. I’m not as I was told repeatedly by “real Mainers” as a child. I’ll never forget when I was a kid talking to someone that frequented the restaurant I worked in. When they found out I was born in Washington […]

So I’ve been on the vegan thing for almost a month (with a few minor slip ups). But I vowed at the beginning that there were two restaurants in Portland that I would seriously cheat on. One of them is Miyake on Fore Street, the best Japanese restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. The other will […]