Toddlers can be tricky creatures. One day they’re obsessed with a favorite food, and the next they refuse to let a single bite of the very same dish through their lips. One day they’re happy being spoon fed, and the next they insist on shoveling every spoonful to their mouth all by themselves. What’s a parent […]
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I never thought I’d be much of a gardener. I don’t particularly like getting dirty, and I have an actual phobia of worms. Growing up, I’d ask my mom to let me use a plot of earth as my own garden in the spring, and by summer it was always overgrown and left for her […]
I never thought I’d have a picky eater. As a child, I loved (even craved and begged for) vegetables. As a baby, my son happily chomped down anything and everything (thanks, baby-led weaning). And then toddlerhood rolled around, and he started turning up his nose at previous favorites, like sauerkraut, and meticulously picking out all […]
When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out… but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and girls face. I especially worried about pressure from society and media related to body image, appearance, and self-acceptance. […]
We are excited to present Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms, on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
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 […]
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!