Before becoming a parent, I thought I understood cabin fever. And, sure, after a few days inside I might get antsy, but I still relished slow days curled up with coffee and binge watching Netflix. As a parent, cabin fever sets in after a few hours inside. My 3-year-old thinks you dance by literally bouncing […]
“Being a mom is hard,” said nobody ever. Sometimes my mind is blown by how easy this whole “mothering” thing is. It’s like lying on a beach while some tanned, muscly, handsome man brings me fruity drinks. And the more children I have, the easier it gets! If I had known earlier that being a mom was […]
We are excited to present Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms, on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
I was recently at a playgroup with my daughters, where all the mothers were sitting in the kitchen enjoying coffee and visiting with each other. One little guy left the rambunctious fun in the other room, approached his mother, and said, “Mama, I want to play!” She glanced down at her steaming cup of coffee […]
Our team of moms loves to inspire, encourage, and support each other. Our mission is to connect with the Boston community both online and offline and to share this journey of motherhood with each other! We are moms of all ages, with kids in every stage, who have a passion for community — and all […]
We have partnered with Suburban Jungle Realty for this series.More often than not, city families head to the ‘burbs without giving too much thought to childcare. Maybe mom’s planning to maintain her SAHM status, the nanny’s coming with, or grandma is going to start managing pickup post-move. Or, maybe, the family is taking a we’ll-figure-it-out-when-we-get-there […]
This is the article no one wants to read — let alone write. But this is my public service announcement after our experience with lice (ughhhhh). Gross, but true. After teaching school for over a decade, it was being a mom that forced me to tackle lice head on (pun intended, phenomenal disgust included). You’ve […]
Every mom has experienced this: A wayward goldfish that fell off your daughter’s plate makes it into your mouth. Or maybe the remnants of a “gourmet” lunch of chicken nuggets oddly call your name during the little one’s naptime. Or maybe the kiddo is eating so slowly and you’re late for the Gymboree class, so you help […]
There are a ridiculous amount of weird things that happen to a body during a pregnancy. A gal should receive a certificate or something after going through nine months of gestation with the litany of multisyllabic words and phrases she has to learn to keep up with what’s happening to her. Meconium, linea negra, amniocentesis, […]
Spring is officially here, and we would argue that Boston has the greatest spring around. The trees are blooming and there’s so much to see and do!
I guess you could say I was known to take a few hits back in high school and college. (No mom, I’m not talking about boxing. Actually, who am I kidding? She was well aware of my antics!) While I have nothing against indulging in some marijuana as an adult, as a mom of three […]
When I was in college in Texas, I adopted two pets — a black corgi-mix dog named Desdemona and an orange tabby cat named Henry. They were best buddies; neither one of them realized the other was a different species. When I adopted Henry to give Dezi a little company, I had just begun dating a […]
All the mamas of picky eaters, raise your hands! **Waves hand super high.** I feel you. I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. It is so frustrating. You are not alone. I am blessed with not one, but two super-duper picky eaters. My 3-year-old daughter and my 1-year-old son like about 10 foods each. My […]