Families

Christie Cantara: Honorary Red Sox Bat Girl!

Christie Cantara: Honorary Red Sox Bat Girl!

Christie Cantara celebrated Mother’s Day in a big way. She was the honorary bat girl for the Red Sox! Lindsey Laverriere, a friend of Christie’s daughter, entered her in the Major League Baseball 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes 30 women who have been affected by breast cancer. The winners were selected by fan votes on HonoraryBatGirl.com along with feedback from a guest judging panel. So there she was at the Red Sox game in Boston on Mother’s Day along with her family, boyfriend Tom, and, of course, Lindsey. Read more.

 

Don't Lick the Minivan

Don't Lick the Minivan

Things I Should Have Been Doing Yesterday:

1. Laundry

2. Cleaning

3. Going for a training run

Things I Did Instead:

1 Drink coffee.

2. Read Leanne Shirtliffe's Don't Lick the Minivan

3. Howl with laughter.

"Remember the show Survivor? That's what parenting is like. We need to outwit, outlast, and outnumber our kids." (p. 95)

"Parenting tip: Lazy parenting creates kids who are self-starters" (p. 117)

Amen, sister.

GREATER PORTLAND DURING WORLD WAR II - TUESDAY, MAY 14 @ 7 PM

GREATER PORTLAND DURING WORLD WAR II - TUESDAY, MAY 14 @ 7 PM

Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the Elderly

As we grow older, lifestyle changes and personal losses can easily make us feel sad and depressed. Depression is not considered a normal part of aging, but University of Southern Maine professor Nancy Richeson, PhD, says for many reasons, depression in the elderly is common.

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

After ten years of trying, Anne Belden finally gave birth to a son in the early 1990s. Six years later, she and her husband John adopted a daughter.

Today, there are a lot more treatment options for infertility than Anne had 30 years ago, and success rates for conceiving are much higher. Thanks to the Internet, there is also a wider support network and better opportunities to access the latest information. Something else that is different is more women are waiting longer to start their families, which increases their risk of infertility problems. Read more.

LLBean Outdoor Discovery Schools Offer First-Ever Kids’ Summer Camp For 2013

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean announced that it will be offering its first-ever summer day camp for kids in Freeport, Maine through its Outdoor Discovery School program. The camp will be conducted at L.L.Bean’s oceanside property on Lower Flying Point in Freeport and will feature a wide variety of outdoor games and activities such as archery, kayaking, canoeing, fly casting, stand-up paddleboarding, wildlife identification and more.