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Be Creative With Your Halloween Costumes. Here’s 5 DIY Suggestions

I always prefer the traditional costumes, like a witch, bunny, devil or cat.  But, I also LOVE creative costumes that are put together with simple items around the house.  DIY is becoming a popular trend in our house.  If you are looking for some suggestions, consider these.

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Christmas lists for 2016
Christmas lists for 2016

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 Now' list.

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#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 seasons.

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Sarah & Renee Get Manis & Pedis Thanks To Nails By Meagen

I've never had a manicure or a pedicure so this was a nice treat.  Renee came along with me and we had so much fun with Meagen Peavey who is located at Love is in the Hair in Augusta.  It certainly was an experience...especially for my highly ticklish tootsies.

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Screenshot from Mt Merici's printed form
Screenshot from Mt Merici's printed form

Does Lifetouch Charge More At Different Local Schools? See What We Found

Earlier this week, I was talking about how I'm already getting flyers telling me picture day is coming up at school.  A listener reached out to me wanting to know the validity of a story that was posted on a website called  This site claimed that Lifetouch was charging more for pictures at one school vs. the other.

According to an official from Lifetouch, the difference in pricing is because some schools choose to charge more than the company's base price as a fundraiser, and 100% of that extra money goes to the school.

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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.  Through their investigation, this was the case.  Watching this story, brought up my own personal experience...

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Which Maine City Is Stuck In The 1960’s? has a neat little article about 'American Cities Stuck in the 1960's'. One of the cities on their list of twenty is right here in Maine.

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Maine on the Map
Marcio Silva

What’s The Best Song Ever About Maine? has put together a list of the 'Best Song About All 50 US States'.

Thrillist is a website that labels itself as ‘a leading men’s digital lifestyle brand’, listed what they deemed the best songs about each of the 50 states...

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Not Even A Full Week Of School & It’s Already Picture Time

My biggest pet peeve of the kids going back to school...Picture Day!!  My kids haven't even been in school for a full week and I'm already getting notices that picture day is coming!  The notices aren't even pieces of paper sent home in their folders.  No, these are emails.  They do emails now!!  Not just once...but 6 times.  So, my phone dings as though I'm getting an test message...I look...PICTURE DAY!!  

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POLL: Do You Let Your Teen Spend The Night At Boyfriend/Girlfriend’s House?

As a mom with teenagers in the house and being part of a blended family, this question has recently circulated through our home.  This could just be my opinion, but when you are a blended're not just dealing with your own personal thoughts.  You've got other minds that play a role raising your child.


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