Tag Archives: Holidays

Babies, adult beverages, and banter at the Little Tap House

It’s a typical post-Saint Patrick’s Day pub scene in Portland: the Dropkick Murphy’s play on the loudspeakers as friends gather around whisky barrel style tables, sipping craft beer and cocktails, and chatting about their weekends. There is one detail, however, that makes this event decidedly different from any of the pub events that I have […]

My non-mom Christmas miracle

  I recently experienced a Christmas miracle in the form of my first child-free, late-night date since the birth of my daughter, Lennon, eight months ago. My husband’s annual work Christmas party hosted by the clever and creative owners of Rinck Advertising Agency promised to be a roaring good time when they decided to have […]

Holidays trump political hostility

Four vocal Democrats, four outspoken Republicans, and a quiet Liberal sat around a dinner table.  This is not a political joke – this was my family at Thanksgiving. Prior to meandering over three hundred miles to visit my family in Aroostook County with my eight-month-old daughter and husband, I was nervous that our turkey’s wishbone […]