I’m calling summer 2017 the “Summer of the Great Experiment.” The girls and I are heading up to sleepy midcoast Maine for the full 10 weeks, and my husband is splitting his time between our cottage there and our home in Boston. Our youngest daughter will be with me full time, as usual, and our older […]
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It’s that time! Summer time! We’ve got a great list to keep you busy every day and night! What’s on your “must do” list for this Boston summer?
We are excited to partner with Nomsly to make packing school lunches a little bit easier! When I was a child, my mom packed my siblings and I homemade, healthy school lunches every day. Now, as a mom, I find myself wondering how she did it? I certainly took it for granted at the time. Every morning I […]
Thank you to the wonderful doulas who have chosen to be a part of this guide!Thinking about using a doula for your next childbirth experience? Check out the Boston Moms Blog guide to doulas in Boston!
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 […]
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 […]