Monthly Archives: February 2016

How I Suck at Calling in Sick

Illustration of a Sick Girl lying in bed

When I was little girl I didn’t like to go to school. I liked it once I got there, but I was very attached to my mother and had separation issues. In retrospect I wish home schooling had been popular back then as I would have been a perfect candidate for it. But my poor mother […]

How winter sunbirds will boost Maine economy

Photo courtesy depositphotos_lord_photon with edits by Shallow Reflections™

If you’ve read my blog post entitled, “6 Compelling Reasons to Winter in Maine,”  you know that the winter population around these parts is about to explode. How can we be ready with open hearts and hands to warmly welcome our Florida neighbors, and their cash? What sorts of effects will this demographic shift have on our economy? […]

13 Tips to Keep Your Relationship Shallow

Micky and minnie 2

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. My husband and I have had a great run the past 24 years, and a lot of people ask us how we’ve been able to keep things shallow. Start with a shallow foundation:  We built our relationship on a slab instead of a full basement; there’s […]

Six compelling reasons to winter in Maine

home in snow

It’s inevitable when you live in Maine. With the first snap of cold weather, people start grumbling about winter – the black sheep of the season family – and some of your favorite people make the trek to sunny Florida. I see their Facebook status popping up like postcards from heaven. Bronze faces enjoying poolside pleasures, long […]