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It Ain’t All Rainbows and Matching Pajamas :: The Truth Behind One Mom’s Facebook Posts

Social media can make you feel bad. You’ve probably read this somewhere; maybe you’ve even experienced it for yourself. Trolling Facebook late at night, spying the grand ol’ times everyone else is having. Fantastic vacations, precious puppies, reunions with familiar faces. In the words of Mindy Kaling, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” And I’m […]

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8 Things to Teach Your Kids Before They’re 8 (That You Might Otherwise Forget)

Don’t be like me. Don’t wake up in a cold sweat and realize you haven’t introduced your toddler to the swimming pool or taught your 7-year-old to tie her shoes. Now that I have three children and my oldest is in first grade, I’ve learned that these things don’t just happen organically. Kids don’t wake […]

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Want to Enjoy a Trip with Your Kids? Bring Your Parents, Too.

Pre-kids, my husband and I traveled a lot, and with our compasses always set toward adventure. We honeymooned in Thailand with only carry-on backpacks. Hiked the Inca Trail and camped along the Amazon in Peru. Explored Costa Rica with no hotel reservations, staying where we pleased along pothole-filled, washed-out roads. And then we had one […]

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Fun-Loving Family Seeks Same

My family is looking for love. Real love. A family to settle down with for the long haul. Here’s how our personal ad reads: Us: Fun-loving family of five. Enjoy board games, building forts out of couch cushions, pancake breakfasts, and soccer at the park. Lots of noise, lots of laughter, occasional meltdowns. We clean […]

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Long Days, Short Years

A collaboration between Boston Moms Blog and Leah LaRiccia Photography. You’ve probably heard the saying, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Well, that pretty much sums up my life right now. As a stay-at-home-mom to three young girls, sometimes the days are very long. (I have pictures here to prove it.) But […]

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Whoa — My Man Is a DAD - Boston Moms Blog

Whoa — My Man Is a DAD

Do you ever just look at your husband as he’s parenting your kids, maybe wiping someone’s bottom or tying a shoelace or something totally dad-like, and say to yourself, “Now how the heck did that happen?!” How did your date-turned-boyfriend-turned-husband suddenly turn into a dad? I always knew Nick would be a great father. When […]

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The Al Fresco Family :: 8 of Boston's Best Kid-Friendly Outdoor Dining Spots - Boston Moms Blog

The Al Fresco Family :: 8 of Boston’s Best Kid-Friendly Outdoor Dining Spots

All this sunshine has us seriously gearing up for some al fresco dining. The patio (or roofdeck, beer garden, etc.) says laid back in a way that a tight, stuffy, indoor space never can. It says steamed mussels, lobster rolls, and Harpoon Summer. It says sandals, sunglasses, and maxi dresses. And yes, it sometimes even […]

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