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Tongue Tied?

“Your baby has a tongue tie.” There was a silence in the hospital room as I stared blankly at the pediatrician. After an overnight labor and delivery at 6:29 a.m., I wasn’t sure I had heard correctly. “A what?” I asked. A tongue tie, she explained to me, is when the frenulum (the membrane that […]

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Father's Day - Boston Moms Blog

For the Dad Who Has Everything

My husband suffers every time a holiday rolls around. I scour the gift guides all over the internet, but my husband isn’t into gadgets or tech. He buys all his own clothes whenever he needs them. Books get downloaded to his Kindle, and I have no idea what he’s reading. The barware I purchased years […]

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I Donated Breastmilk

At the end of March, my baby daughter caught that horrible cold that was going around. She had a fever and was so full of snot she could barely breathe through her nose. Nursing was tough for her, and she would stop after just a few minutes. My breasts felt full almost constantly, and in […]

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age 3 - Boston Moms Blog

Three Things About Age Three

Age 3 is a challenge. (I’ve written about it here.) Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed by how hard it is, every moment, and I need the reminder that age 3 is also wonderful. So I’m writing it down, and I have these words to come back to when we’ve had a particularly tough day. Here are the […]

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St. Patrick's Day recipes - Boston Moms Blog

Cook This! It’s Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day in Boston means beer, shamrocks, the parade in Southie, and wearing all the green you can find. But probably not for moms with young children! We’ll likely be up to our elbows in green glitter, rainbows, and four-leaf clovers made of pretzels. I like to celebrate my holidays in the kitchen, so […]

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Unshaven Legs and Unfolded Laundry

Every mother thinks about “having it all.” The phrase means different things to different moms, but the concept is always there, in each of our heads. It might drive us to take a job outside the home, to keep our house pristine, to coach soccer, to make cupcakes for the bake sale. And it feels awesome […]

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