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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Great Time Stealer

on April 28, 2015, at 6:57 a.m.
We’re walking on eggshells around the OCD. We are on high alert at all times. Because it hurts Brian to not complete routines and we don’t want him to hurt.
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Seedlings and Somali refugees: An unlikely, but sustainable partnership

on April 28, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Little bitty seedlings are bringing two communities — separated by 100 miles — together to help alleviate hunger and increase access to local food in Maine. During the coming months, students in the sustainable agriculture program at Unity College will grow seedlings for Cultivating Community, a Portland-based nonprofit that helps …
ROOTED IN ME

Seedlings and Somali refugees: An unlikely, but sustainable partnership

on April 28, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Little bitty seedlings are bringing two communities — separated by 100 miles — together to help alleviate hunger and increase access to local food in Maine. During the coming months, students in the sustainable agriculture program at Unity College will grow seedlings for Cultivating Community, a Portland-based nonprofit that helps …
ROOTED IN ME

Co-sleeping gone wrong (but not in the way you’re thinking)|

on April 25, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I dreamed of having a family bed. I envisioned the three of us cuddled together, slowly rising with the early sun. With eyes, still heavy with sleep, my daughter would reach up to my face and sign for her “milkies.” I’d nurse her, …
ROOTED IN ME

Co-sleeping gone wrong (but not in the way you’re thinking)

on April 25, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I dreamed of having a family bed. I envisioned the three of us cuddled together, slowly rising with the early sun. With eyes, still heavy with sleep, my daughter would reach up to my face and sign for her “milkies.” I’d nurse her, …
ROOTED IN ME

Homestead shows you should be watching right now

on April 24, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Inspired by my recent realization that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is actually a show about homesteading, here are a few more homestead-y shows worth your time. Mountain Men: This History Channel show follows the lives of seven men living off the grid and “back to the land” in mountain ranges …
ROOTED IN ME

Homestead shows you should be watching right now

on April 24, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Inspired by my recent realization that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is actually a show about homesteading, here are a few more homestead-y shows worth your time. Mountain Men: This History Channel show follows the lives of seven men living off the grid and “back to the land” in mountain ranges …
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

Earth Day, trash, and the importance of stewardship

on April 22, 2015, at 3:36 p.m.
Today is Earth Day. I’m not really a minor holiday person, preferring to celebrate the big guns two or three times a year and skipping the rest. (Ask me my feelings on Valentine’s Day.) (On second thought: don’t). Earth Day falls into that category for me. I’ve been to Earth …
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5 ways ‘The Walking Dead’ is about homesteading

on April 22, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Zombies, blood, guts and survival. Not exactly what comes to mind when you hear the word “homestead.” But … Take a deeper look. The number one zombie show on television these days is actually more “homestead-y” than you may think. #1 Teams regularly head out and look for food, medicine, …
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Feeding your soul

on April 21, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Are you stuck?  I recently wondered this myself as I created goals for the new year.  My top priority was, and always will be, my family, but at the same time, with the pressures of life and what you cannot control, I felt these beginning to weigh heavilly on my …
ROOTED IN ME

My garden started in a dirty Chinese food container

on April 20, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Editor’s Note: This post kicks off my “Inch by Inch series” which will track my backyard garden from concept to harvest. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #inchbyinch and feel free to share your own garden journey with me in the comments, I’d love to follow along!  We’re …
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What not to do if you hope to make backyard syrup

on April 18, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
My job is inspirational to me. I meet amazing people doing great things in their communities, homes and personal lives. Sometimes those people inspire me to do more with my own life. Such was the case when I met Len Price, a maple syrup producer at Nutkin Knoll Farm in …
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

The trials and tribulations of the free range parent

on April 17, 2015, at 2:21 p.m.
These days, the topic of childhood freedom seems to be everywhere. The story of the children in Maryland who were picked up by police–for a second time–because they were allowed to walk home from the park lit up my social media stream early in the week. Then I saw Sarah …
I MAY REGRET THIS

Back in the Rollerskating Groove

on April 16, 2015, at 10:55 a.m.
Skating is great exercise and fun to do whether you’re 15 or 42! As a teenager, I spent many a weekend at the old Happy Wheels in Bangor. That was my favorite place to be. If you asked me what I wanted to do back in the 80’s, ‘go roller-skating’ …
ROOTED IN ME

‘Explosive’ Tony Award winning musical heads to Orono

on April 15, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
The National Broadway Tour of the Tony Award winning musical “Memphis” will make a stop in Orono later this month for one night of “explosive dancing and electrifying songs.” Inspired by events in the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., the musical tells the story of DJ Huey Calhoun …
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

Let’s go fly a kite

on April 12, 2015, at 8:55 p.m.
When my daughter was three, she was obsessed with the movie Mary Poppins. Every time she got to pick a movie, she picked Mary Poppins. We saw it twenty to thirty times that winter, easily. It was her very favorite movie. And her very favorite song in her very favorite movie came at the …
ROOTED IN ME

More than anything, I wanted someone to say I was good enough

on April 11, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
I don’t remember the first time and I don’t remember the last. What I remember is desperation, loneliness and shame. My name is Natalie Feulner. I am a wife, a mother, a journalist and an adventurer. I also have bulimia. Have, not had. That’s the thing about eating disorders, they’re never …
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Autism Sibling Superhero: The Winner of National Siblings Day

on April 10, 2015, at 6:25 p.m.
In light of National Silbings Day….. Corbin is an Autism Sibling Superhero! He sticks up for his brother, the first time way back when he was in second grade and some “big kid” said that “autism kids were dumb”.  Corbin said he wanted to karate chop him but he didn’t and …
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

If your child doesn’t like swim class anymore, should you still make her go?

on April 10, 2015, at 1:56 p.m.
Our daughter doesn’t want to take swim lessons anymore. We aren’t sure why. She’s been taking swim classes for two years now and has enjoyed it until this very last session. Maybe she doesn’t love her new teacher. Maybe she doesn’t have as many friends in the class anymore. Maybe …
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Will the Mainer survive? Cushing woman featured on Nat. Geo’s ‘The Raft’

on April 10, 2015, at 11:31 a.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive on a raft for a week in the middle of the ocean? What about with a complete stranger? Danielle Delano, a Cushing native, thinks she has what it takes and this Sunday, the world will watch as she tries. National Geographic Channel’s …
 
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