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Why You Should Not Jump Into A Pile Of Leaves
Growing up in Maine, I think almost any kid would rake up a wicked pile of leaves and then run and jump into them. In fact, a friend of mine and his 4-year-old son did that for hours at my house last fall. As in Country Living, experts are saying that's not a good idea and here are the rea…
Sarah Predicts Top Toys For Christmas 2016
As a mom of 6 kids, I have the inside scoop on what's hot and what's not.  I've already started my Christmas shopping.  Again, as a mom of 6 kids...these things take time.  From what I have seen, here's what I believe will be on your child's 'I Want It No…
#TheFirstDayOfFall – 10 Reasons I LOVE Autumn In Maine
Last year, I posted why I hate Fall.  Hate is such a strong word.  I've decided to change my thinking.  Try to find the positive, rather than focus on the negative (snow).  So, my attention this year will be what I love about Autumn.  Frankly, it is one of my favorite s…
Unique Fall Festivals In Maine
Fall is awesome in Maine, the bright, vibrant colors of the foliage, apple picking, football, fair season and crisp cool mornings. However, the website OnlyInYourState.com has taken a look at some  unique fall festivals in Maine are a little outside the box.
Watch How Mother Nature Can Be So Cruel At Times
A local school teacher recently taught her students the mating rituals of the praying mantis.  For those who don't know this, after these insects procreate, the female proceeds to kill the male.  This creep-crawly ceremony was caught on video at Stepping Stones Montessori School in Ch…
Taylor Road Joins Sarah To Raise Chiari Awareness In Maine!!
Coming up Saturday morning, the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America walk will take place.  This is the first time the walk, organized by Conquer Chiari, will be in Central Maine.  The event is to help raise awareness about chiari malformation and to bring those conquering this neurological …
Cookies In A Bucket – Maine NEEDS This At Our State Fairs!!
At the Minnesota State Fair, Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar serves over a million warm gooey chocolate chip cookies by the bucket load!!  They do this with the intention to bring the community together through sharing.  What a nice concept.  These cookies look so amazing, somebod…
Do Bakeries Charge More Because It’s A ‘Wedding Cake’?
This is an interesting topic.  A couple weeks ago, I was watching the news, and honestly I can't remember if it was national or local.  They did an undercover investigation about local bakeries and whether or not they charge more for a cake because it's for a wedding.  Throu…

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