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Something else you loved as a child

on July 18, 2014, at 10:03 p.m.
Last week I started the blog thread around things that we all loved as children that have re-entered our lives as parents. Several people began emailing me topics and sharing items on social media that they have rediscovered now that they have toddlers and I plan to write about all …
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There is never a good time to have a child

on July 15, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
I had a really great lunch with an old friend the other day. The last time we got to hang out was just before I became a father; so a lot has changed in that time. We caught up, chatted old times, discussed future plans and eventually talked about having …
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Something you forgot you loved until you had children

on July 09, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
I want to take this opportunity to start a new concept here on the Manchild blog. I want to spend the next few weeks working with you, my audience, to remember all the things we loved as kids. You see, I never wanted to grow up. I still daydream about being …
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Because you can’t have everything, balance is a key to parenting

on June 11, 2014, at 10:07 a.m.
“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 …
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Want to learn more about blogging?

By Pat Lemieux on May 27, 2014, at 10:50 a.m.
Need more blog post ideas? Have you ever stared at your screen, unable to figure out what to write? Are you wondering what type of content will best engage your audience?
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Why every town should have a Kid Central Fest

on May 16, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
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 …
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Explaining the “F-word” to your kid.

on May 13, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
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 …
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This Mother’s Day, thank the ones you love.

on May 09, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
As a blogger with a huge ego I spend my posts talking about my life as a father, and the relationship my son ad I share. This is where I get to have a voice. A place where I can showcase the funny moments and hard times that go along …

This Mother’s Day, thank the ones you love.

By Pat Lemieux on May 09, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
As a blogger with a huge ego I spend my posts talking about my life as a father, and the relationship my son ad I share. This is where I get to have a voice. A place where I can showcase the funny moments and hard times that go along …
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This Mother’s Day, thank the ones you love.

on May 09, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
As a blogger with a huge ego I spend my posts talking about my life as a father, and the relationship my son ad I share. This is where I get to have a voice. A place where I can showcase the funny moments and hard times that go along …
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Social media for your summer season

By Pat Lemieux on April 22, 2014, at 7:35 p.m.
Learn how to maximize your business's brand year-round to guarantee you get the maximum visitation possible in the summer months.
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What are you doing with your kids this spring?

on April 08, 2014, at 9:33 a.m.
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 …
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How morning conversations with a toddler go

on March 25, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
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 …
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How your co-workers with children are different than you

on March 07, 2014, at 12:07 p.m.
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 …

Learn how to add Instagram into your Social Media Strategy

By Pat Lemieux on March 04, 2014, at 9:18 a.m.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, One College Circle, at Husson University, Bangor, ME For more information: Social media Breakfast Bangor; smbbangor.org/   SMB Bangor #31: Integrating Instagram into your social media mix Instagram… It’s one of the most …
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How amazing playing with a child really is

on March 03, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
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 …
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A right of passage

on Feb. 22, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
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.  
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Central Street Farmhouse is doing something cool for new dads

on Feb. 21, 2014, at 8:56 a.m.
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 …
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Games you can play with your toddler

on Feb. 20, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
My son recently turned two and is all about playing games now. It’s a great change of pace from the days of “eat, sleep, poop, cry and repeat”. He, like all toddlers is a rambunctious ball of energy. It seems like each day there is a new game he would …

Bangor Fusion Newcomers Night

By Pat Lemieux on Feb. 19, 2014, at 8:20 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Coespace, 48 Columbia St, Bangor, ME For more information: Bangor Fusion; facebook.com/events/647839098613982/ Thinking about meeting new people and learning what’s happening in the community? Please join us on Wednesday, February 19th, from 5 pm to 7 pm at COESPACE for the upcoming …
 
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