Things I really don’t want
We’ve been transitioning the kids into separate bedrooms, a move that was precipitated by the transition from cribs to regular beds. Previously, the kids were all stored in one room, and a lot of the other junk was put in the “play room.” The play room needed to be converted into the girls’ room, and the “bedroom” became my son’s room.
It’s times like this when hearing how tired someone with one child is can really rub me the wrong way. They’ve never experienced three children pinging around the bedrooms like pinballs on speed. And I wouldn’t have known the difference until I could see what it was like to have one child alone in one room.
Students passionate about Relay for Life
Every year, millions of people from multiple countries fight back against something that seems to affect us all: cancer. According to its website, Relay for Life is an event that allows participants and survivors to celebrate their triumphs, remembers those lost to the disease and motivates people to take action against the disease. Relay for Life teams camp out around a track overnight and take turns walking or running it. Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have one participant on the track at all times. Each event also includes a survivor lap, as well as a caregiver lap.
At the start of May, people in the Bangor area will have the opportunity to participate in Relay for Life. A chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is hosting the event on the Eastern Maine Community College campus. The event starts at 6 p.m. on May 2, and goes until 8 a.m. on May 3. Students from the campus have become engaged in the event as well.
Walk/Run to help end youth homelessness
WATERVILLE & SKOWHEGAN – The street is no place to grow up, yet on any given night hundreds of
Maine’s children and adolescents learn life’s most important lessons far away from the comforts
most of us take for granted. Some have run away or been thrown out of family homes, some are
struggling with mental health or substance abuse conditions and some are just the unfortunate
victims of bad circumstances. United Way of Mid-Maine is organizing a fundraiser to help make a
difference in the lives of these youth.
On Saturday, May 3, United Way of Mid-Maine (UWMM) will be hosting two walk-a-thons, one in
Waterville and one in Skowhegan. Teams and individuals are encouraged to sign-up to walk and
help raise funds for the Youth Homelessness Initiative. UWMM partners with local school districts
across the service area (Somerset, northern Kennebec and western Waldo counties) to reach youth
who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Through the schools’ homeless liaisons, UWMM
helps to meet these students’ basic needs to assure that they stay in school. All of the funds
raised will go to the Youth Homelessness Initiative.
Homegrown Maine Medical Marijuana Trade Show
BANGOR - Homegrown Maine 2014 is being held at the Spectacular Events Center on 395 Griffin Road in Bangor on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10, or $5 for members of MMCM.
Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine is Maine's Medical Marijuana Trade Association, providing education and advocacy for Caregivers and Patients since 2010. This is MMCM's third annual trade show and expo and is considered the largest Medical Marijuana Trade Show in New England.
From ages 0 to 10, making friends is relatively straightforward. You are in the same room with someone your own age, you become friends with them. It does get more complicated once we hit middle school and we get all judge-y about people, but it’s still pretty easy until you graduate from college with a degree and enter the so-called real world.
Once that happens we are spending less time with like-minded people and more time with people we have obligations for. I mean, thank goodness for Pandora or I would have no idea about “new” music. I use the term new in a sense that most people in the real world don’t.
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