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courtesy of Mark Gentle
courtesy of Mark Gentle

Dad Posts Viral Photo Of Local Boy To Help Heal His Scars

Carter Gentle, a 7-year-old boy from Farmington, has a Congenital Heart Defect.  As a result, he has undergone 5 surgeries in his short little life.  Most recently, he had to have emergency surgery to repair his pacemaker he's had since he was a newborn.  When it was time to remove the bandages, Carter cried at his reflection in the mirror. 

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Category: Community, Family, Health
twins

Best Kept Secret. Parents Wait To Find Out Gender…Then This Happens [VIDEO]

Life needs more surprises like this.  This family didn't want to find out if they were having a BOY or GIRL.  But what they did discover, they kept a secret until the long awaited Birthday.  What was their big secret?  Watch the video.

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Category: Family, Offbeat, Videos
photo from KOA
photo from KOA

Augusta-Gardiner KOA Campground Raising Funds To Sends Kids With Cancer To Summer Camp

The Augusta/Gardiner KOA Journey Campground will be offering camping on Saturday, May 9 for just $10 as part of Kampgrounds of America's annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

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What the heck

Are You ‘Middle Class’? Check out This Chart to See How You Are Doing.

How are you doing…you know…financially?  I thought this was an interesting chart on what is deemed to be ‘middle class’ in Maine and around the nation.

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Minnie Topper

Minnie Mouse Antenna Topper Recovered After 2 Years

Hi, I'm Sarah Dyer, and I'm addicted to Disney.  But this really is an amazing thing that happened and I have to share it.  If you have ever lost something that really means a lot to you and found it years later, than you can relate to how I feel about this.

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Category: Disney, Family, Offbeat
Jurassic Park LEGO

‘Jurassic Park’ Gets Recreated by a Father, His Daughter and $100,000 Worth of LEGOs

Pencils (or bricks) down, everyone — this is officially the best Jurassic Park fan-made trailer we’re going to see, ever (unless someone has a line on some sick animatronics). A father/daughter team utilized over $100,000 worth of LEGO pieces to create a three-minute stop-motion Jurassic Park video, featuring some of the best moments from Steven Spielberg’s classic film.

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Sister
Someecards, YouTube

Girl Has Gas-Tastic Reaction to Finding Out She’s Going to Be a Big Sister

When parents tell their kids there's another baby on the way, they never know how the little tykes will react. This little girl proves that in spades.

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Brennan

Sarah Gets Soaked In Botched Magic Trick [VIDEO]

After seeing this water trick blowing up social media, I decided I would try this on one of my children.  But which one?  Well, Brennan was more than willing to step up and be my assistant...of course, not having a facebook account and not having seen this trick already, he was the perfect helper.

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Category: Family, Offbeat, Videos
The Gang

Anxiety – I Don’t Wanna Feel This Way Anymore!

It's hard for many of you to understand anxiety and how it controls people.  Not sure what anxiety feels like?  You know that feeling you get when you miss a step on the stairs and your stomach lurches - it feels like that, but lasts a lot longer.  It's right in the middle of feeling like you're going to faint and feeling like you're going to die.  It goes from 0 to 100 in an instant and there's no controlling it.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Tooth Fairy Prices Going Way Up

Mom and Dad may remember the days when you would find 25 to 50 cents under your pillow from the tooth fairy, those days are gone.

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