Because you can’t have everything, balance is a key to parenting

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“Daddy, I want a cookie please”. This is a harmless request except that it happened at 5:15 in the morning. I then had to have a very difficult conversation with my toddler about why we don’t have cookies all the time. As a parent, you spend a lot of time teaching your child about moderation. […]

Why every town should have a Kid Central Fest

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The sound of laughter hung high in the chalk-dust filled air. Smells of vanilla and sugar blew in the cool breeze while uninterrupted sun warmed my face. My son bustled back and forth from activity to activity, barley being able to keep still as he explored, learned and played. Downtown Bangor was alive the first […]

Explaining the “F-word” to your kid.

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Unless you aren’t paying attention you probably saw this little piece about the city taking complaints over Saturday Night’s Rise Above Fest on the Bangor Waterfront. And unless you’re deaf, you probably heard it. You probably felt the bass rattle your windows, the explosions scare your dogs and you were probably reluctant to sleep with your […]

What are you doing with your kids this spring?

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Spring may be a little late to the party this year, but it is finally starting to warm up and the snow is almost gone from the backyard. So I have started to think about all the fun things I want to do with my little guy in the next few months. My son is […]

How morning conversations with a toddler go

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Though perhaps not the most enlightening or deep conversations I have all day, the talks I have with my son each morning are some of the most fun (and sometimes frustrating) ones I have all day. When waking up in the morning Me: Good morning Tristan. Did you have a good nights sleep. Tristan: No, No daddy. Want […]

How your coworkers with kids are different than you

There is a clear divide between coworkers in offices all over the country. These “cliques” or “classes” can be separated by one very obvious, life-defining difference. Your coworkers with kids are different from you. You know it, they know, everyone knows it. Each group has characteristics that help to define the group and why they […]

How amazing playing with a child really is

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It’s funny, but when I really think about it, there is one thing that rises above everything in my life in importance. I have traveled to some beautiful parts of the world, seen some amazing things, met brilliant people, tried incredible foods, experienced unlivable music and had some absolutely breathtaking moments. But they all fall […]

A right of passage

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It’s sunny and 40 degrees out today so we are thinking spring and took the opportunity to play outside. The snow melting provided the ultimate toddler temptation….puddles. It seems no matter the child, at some point they discover, and love puddles. My son is no exception.  

Central Street Farmhouse is doing something cool for new dads

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There isn’t much out there for dads when it comes to parenting groups. There is the super fun birthing class and then daddy boot camp, but not much after your baby is actually born. The first few months and years of parenting are a crazy, stressful, wonderful, terrifying, emotionally draining time for all people, but […]