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Things Parents Never Imagine Saying

Being a part of a fairly large blended family, to include 6 kids ranging in ages from 4 to 14, I find myself saying things that will make you think "wait? Whaaaa?"  These things were not included in any parenting book, that I'm aware of anyway, and they most definitely make you scratch your head and say "hhmmmm".  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Aunt Jemima’s Family Sues Quaker Oats

On behalf of their family, the great-grandsons of the women who is the face of Aunt Jemima are suing PepsiCo and Quaker Oats. Quaker Oats are the makers of Aunt Jemima pancake syrup and mixes and their grandmother has been the face of the company since 1935.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

August is National Romance Awareness Month

When people hear the word "romance," they tend to run for the hills.  Being romantic can be difficult for some, and for others perhaps they have too much expectations as to what "romance" really means.  It doesn't have to be about extravagant gifts or expensive meals, flowers or chocolate.  In fact, the most simple things can foster a healthy relationship.

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Photo, Randy McCoy
Photo, Randy McCoy

Randy’s BIG Splash at Funtown Splashtown

Had a huge amount of fun at Funtown Splashtown this weekend. We played in the water at the beginning of the day and then played on the rides in the evening. Some of my favorite water attractions were: Pirates Paradise, The Tornado, Triton's Twist and Poseidon's Plunge.

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Stephen Shugerman, Getty Images
Stephen Shugerman, Getty Images

Destination Maine: Wings Over Wiscasset

The annual Wings Over Wiscaset is underway today and tomorrow. A percentage of the gate goes to supporting Veterans Organizations, Wiscasset Rec Cooper Di Perri, MAA scholarship fund and the Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Stomach-Churning Survey Reveals Americans Eat Alone Most of the Time Because We’re a Sad, Lonely Nation [POLL]

Well, here's something you can share with your dinner companions this evening -- assuming you can find someone to break bread with you.

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Category: Family, Health, Lifestyle
Photo by Erika Sawtelle
Photo by Erika Sawtelle

Connor Is A Fighter: Here’s How You Can Help!

The Sawtelle family of Vassalboro are a family of four that are looking for answers for their son Connor. Connor was born a healthy baby boy at around 37 weeks. At about 5 weeks of age Connor developed a very serious case of RSV, during his 10 day hospital stay Connor had lost a good amount of weight.

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Getty Images, Photo by David McNew
Getty Images, Photo by David McNew

Save The Skowhegan Drive-In

The Red Barn Cares Foundation is producing a series of fund raisers to help the Skowhegan Drive-In, if the drive-in can't raise the money to go digital, they will have to close at the end of this season. With the help of Stephen King, archival copies of his films Christine, Pet Sematary and The Shining will play Friday, August 1 and Saturday,August 2 at the Skowhegan Drive-In for a Stephen King Movie Marathon. Go here for ticket information. Get your Friday night tickets here and get your Saturday night tickets here.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images

Family of 17 Wins New Jersey Lottery

Sometimes winning the lottery jackpot couldn’t happen to better people and that the case for the Enderson family. There are 17 siblings in the family and they just won the New Jersey lottery worth $20 million. It was a dream of their deceased mother to win the lottery, and they finally did it.

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Comstock, Thinkstock
Comstock, Thinkstock

Open Farm Day In Maine: A List of Participating Farms

It's 'Open Farm Day' in the state of Maine. A great chance to get the whole family together and see what a working Maine farm is really like. It's also a great chance to sample some great, fresh, farm fruits and vegetables.

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