Congrats to Our Winners

Congratulations to Andrea M. and Catherin Stine! These two lucky moms have won family passes (valued at $20 each) to the Peek-a-Boo Children’s Center in Westbrook. And a big thanks to all of you for your wonderful rainy day activity suggestions! Many families are fans of camping out at home, eating s’mores and watching favorite movies. While others are fearless …

A Wise Choice for Indoor Play

Note: We were very sad to learn Peek-a-Boo Children’s Center closed in June 2014. For more play spaces in the area, try Greenlight Studio in Portland or The Rumpus Room in Brunswick.  There are several indoor play spaces popping up in Southern Maine these days, and we are thrilled by the prospects. Although, we must admit, we’re a little biased when …

Cinderella with a Twist

Team Cute Potato braved the wind and rain yesterday to preview Cinderella at the Children’s Theatre in Portland, and we’re so glad we did. This quirky production is far from the Disney version, but that’s what makes it so special. Elaine (Ella) is a tomboy who enjoys spending time with her beloved father and tending to the family garden. When …

The Other Maine Christmas Train

Last year, Grandma Cute Potato treated us all to the Candy Cane Train in Bath. And for just $16 per person, it was money well spent. The train was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and we couldn’t say more about the wonderful staff.  Santa and his elves were on board to visit with all of the children. Hot cocoa and cookies …

Breakfast with the Big Man

No, not Clarence Clemens, famous E. Street Band saxophonist. The other big man… Santa Claus himself. When the Cute Potatoes’ mama was a little girl growing up in N.J., it was a family tradition to have breakfast with Santa. It was a fun, family outing made even better by good food and the appearance of the man behind the beard. …

Two Brunswick Best Bets

Cute Potato is headed to the great city of Brunswick twice this week for music and books—two of our family’s favorite things. First up: Songs & Stories from Around the World at Frontier Café on Thursday, 11/12 at 10 a.m. If you haven’t been to Frontier, the space alone is a treat. The café, cinema and gallery is housed in Fort …

Happy Halloween from Cute Potato

Maybe it’s the colder weather, but whatever the reason, the Cute Potato gang has been doing a lot of baking lately. Our favorite project to date is perfect for kids’ Halloween parties or neighborhood treats. Thanks to Grandma “Patty” Potato, we discovered the recipe for these super cute, super easy Candy Corn Cookies. All you need is a package of …

Trains, and Goblins, and Ghosts, Oh My!

Team Cute Potato was introduced to the Boothbay Railway Village in August during the Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine event. Our family was so impressed by the staff and the venue, but mostly, amazed by all the Railway Village had to offer. The village includes an eclectic mix of antique cars and trucks, trains, a one room school …

The Great Costume Swap

Let’s give credit to the super smart parents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth—they have some great ideas. Right after Cute Potato #2’s arrival, an army of moms from the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network delivered meals to our home for a month. We were so impressed by their organization and generosity. And now, they’re hosting a Halloween costume swap at the …

Tiny Dancer

Cute Potato #1 is a dancing machine. It all started with the PBS Kids’ show, Angelina Ballerina, and now she wears her pink tutu whenever she can. She’s even made up her own move, “The Rose Bush,” which words can do no justice. So it’s no surprise that we scooped up tickets to The Magic Toy Shop at the Maine …