Friends! I'm so excited about this project! For years I've been using my Fisherman's Wives Cookbook circa the 1980s (that was handed down to me by my mother-in-law) and dreamed of resurrecting the tradition. Well perhaps quarantine was the catalyst needed to make it happen. I've teamed up with Monique Coombs, Director of Marine Programs and a fellow fishing wife & mom. We'll be collecting collecting recipes from fishing families throughout the state to create a Maine Coast Fishing Families Cookbook. Creating cookbooks featuring recipes from fishing families is a time-honored tradition in Maine's coastal communities, and we hope that others will be just as excited as we are about this project.
Hope this finds you all well and hanging in there. What a crazy time we're living in. Pretty certain us moms (and dads) are all operating in survival mode and just doing the best we can to get through. I love the saying "we're not all in the same boat but we're weathering the same storm." Hoping you're giving yourself tons of grace and doing whatever works best for you and your family right now. Cooking dinner last night I cut two different fingers, a sure fire sign my mind was going in too many directions and it was time to throw in the towel for the day.
Crazy to me that Mother's Day is this weekend - I don't know about you, but I'm not looking for anything fancy. I'll take a few moments for self care to recharge. "Me time" is always important but even more so now that we're all together 24/7 in quarantine, navigating uncharted waters and wearing so many different hats. What are favorite ways to practice self-care lately? Here's some of mine:
Anyone else love a good breakfast cookie? I may be addicted and try them from every local bakery. Because I'm trying to stick to a budget and quarantine baking is in full force, I've been working on mastering an at home version. These are the perfect thing to have on hand for those mornings you're running to bus (will happen eventually) or for that picky eater who won't eat breakfast items.
And just like that we're in the home stretch; here in Maine the final days of Summer are upon us. While in many ways it will be good to get back to the fall routine, we will miss these days. Shifting from the sun and fun into the classroom isn't easy, but there are a few things like moving back to a normal bedtime, reigning in the ice cream and getting the right gear that make it a little easier. Here's a round-up of some of our back to school favorites:
It's hard not to love Fall in Maine with the chilly nights, sunny days, smells of apples in the air, leaves changing and endless opportunities for outdoor fun. They call it vacationland for a reason, but our family is so blessed to call this place home. While most people think of Summer as the ideal window to visit or to enjoy the great outdoors here, in my opinion Fall in Maine has just as much to offer. I've partnered with the The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to share our favorite outdoor activities for the Fall. Here's some of the activities on our Maine outdoor bucket list this fall:
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!