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Christmastime in Maine: Santa Arrives in a Lobster Boat at Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude was just voted the #2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV! (http://www.hgtv.com/video/kennebunkport-maine-video/index.html) Experience Christmas in an iconic Maine seaside village at Kennebunkport's famed Christmas Prelude!  Spanning the first two weekends in December, the annual Prelude includes three tree-lighting ceremonies--Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Lower Village of Kennebunk and the lobster trap tree in Cape Porpoise--many arts & [...]

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Home For The Holidays: A Memorable Family Christmas Event

For my family, Christmastime is about sharing three things: memorable experiences together, joy surrounding the birth of Christ, and the resources with which we've been blessed throughout the year. To others who value these things, I highly encourage you to buy tickets to the 2nd annual "Home For The Holidays" performance at The Music Hall [...]

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A Big Ciao Cheer For A Local Organization Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

I usually blog about Ciao Baby customer reviews, tips for family travel in seacoast NH and southern Maine, Ciao Baby announcements, and blurbs spotlighting some of our most popular baby rental equipment (besides our full-size rental cribs!), such as our Radio Flyer rental beach wagon and our Kelty Kids child-carrying hiking backpack rental.  Today's blog [...]

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New & Improved Baby Equipment Rental Packages: Beach-Tested and Baby-Approved from Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, Maine, to Rye and Hampton, NH!

Introducing new and improved baby equipment rental packages! We have sorted our most popular rental items into three simple and distinct packages that are designed to: 1) provide your baby with comforts of home while traveling to sleep more soundly, eat more easily, and enjoy vacation...just...MORE!, 2) alleviate a few key burdens parents have to [...]

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Shout Out From Kennebunkport, Maine: "Excellent crib....We will definitely recommend Ciao Baby!"

Karen and her awesome family, including her 2-year old son, recently drove up from The Big Apple to spend a week on the beach in Kennebunkport, Maine.  We were thrilled that they called us to help them travel lightly and hassle-free with their son so they didn't have to lug bulky child equipment all they [...]

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Things To Do: Pawtuckaway State Park

I'm ashamed to say that I have lived most of my life within an hour's drive of Pawtuckaway State Park and yesterday was my first time there!  To make matters worse, Charlotte, Francis and I showed up in our bathing suits completely on accident! I cannot believe I've never taken my kids there before.  We LOVE [...]

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Full-Size Crib Rental: "My little guy didn't skip a beat with sleep because of having the full size crib"

In the baby equipment rental industry, you get to meet a lot of grandparents.  They are often the ones coordinating family reunions, hosting the visiting grandkids, or finalizing details for vacation rental homes. Chris and I both come from closely-knit large families, and we LOVE the part of our job that allows us to help [...]

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Baby Gear Rental in Kennebunkport, Maine: This was essential for us to have on vacation!

Exersaucers are one of those critical pieces of equipment that can really dictate how the day goes when you have a baby in tow.  Some people oppose plastic baby toys, but exersaucers demand a respectful pardon.  They are a simple, inanimate object, but they hold the power to determine what time you squeeze in a [...]

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Ciao Baby's Favorite Drive in the North Conway, NH, Area (very close to Storyland!)

Most of my life, since I was 10 anyway (so 15ish years hahaha), has been split between the NH seacoast and the White Mountains (i.e. Jackson, North Conway, Bartlett, Glen). While the Mount Washington Valley's biggest draw among the under-15 crowd (and their parents and grandparents) is, arguably, the exceptional theme park, Storyland, there's a [...]

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Full-Size Rental Crib Delivered to York, Maine: "Clean and in excellent condition"

We recently delivered a full-size rental crib to a neighborhood in York Harbor, Maine, that I'd never been in before--and I'm a 5th generation native of the Seacoast! I'd seen glimpses of the tree-lined streets and the roofs of private homes poking through foliage from the sandy shore of Harbor Beach plenty of times, but [...]

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