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As a mom, one of the most common questions I am asked is how many children I have. When people hear that the answer is five, I am typically met with one of three reactions: Wide-eyed shock (“Five? You mean, like, a whole hands worth of kids?!”) Abject horror (“Did you actually mean for that […]
Thank you to Smugglers’ Notch for bringing us out for some quality family time. As always, all opinions are our own.It’s rare that you get to disconnect and enjoy a family vacation that is truly wholesome. Fortunately, Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont is nearby!
I don’t know about you, but I love a good park playdate. The kids get to run wild and free with their friends, we all get a little fresh air and vitamin D, and I get to chat with another mama. I’ve spent a lot of time looking for parks in and near Boston that have […]
When my husband and I started dating, he had the absolute worst college roommate — ever. John had no regard for cleanliness and hygiene. He never did the dishes, he bought new underwear instead of doing laundry, and he left food all around the house. I will never forget the time he ordered Chinese food and didn’t […]
A few weeks ago, my family took a morning trip to the beach. After two hours of prep, four missing hats, and one lost set of keys, we were off — only to get halfway down the street and realize we’d left the front door open. Not just unlocked. Wide open. Pretty typical exit for […]
I love surprises. I love experiencing surprises, and I love keeping surprises even more. We were astonished in November when we discovered we were expecting our third baby. As my due date is right around the corner, I wanted to share why my husband and I have always keep our babies’ genders a surprise until […]
The summer is in full swing, and it’s possible you’re already feeling strapped for time. There’s a ton to cram in to the handful of nice-weather months we are guaranteed here in Boston, right? I’m here to urge you to add one more trip to your list anyway. Yep… another thing to pack and unpack […]
Before kids, we had cats. Ophelia and Sebastian were our pets for over 15 years. When our oldest child, C, was about 3, the cats passed away. They were our “children” for over a decade. We were heartbroken and couldn’t even imagine getting another pet, and after the grieving period we realized how much simpler […]
If there is one thing all moms know, it’s how incredibly fast kids go through clothing. Whether they grow out of them in a matter of weeks due to an unfortunately timed growth spurt or ruin them at the playground on their first day of wear, we can all agree that spending a lot on […]
Anyone who has sat in Boston traffic for any length of time has probably pondered alternate transport. But transporting the entire family on bike? Is it even possible? Of course! Why not cycle?! Drop-off could be stress free as you take the back streets and avoid the morning rush. It’s just you and your kids cruising […]
Finally! It’s summer! Here’s to long days at the playground, ice cream treats just because, and the great family road trip exploring New England. We try to limit our screen usage, and while I mostly love the time together as a family playing car bingo, singing, and stopping at new-to-us parks, of course we all […]
She had slipped through the bars of the park’s iron fence. I was facing her; I should have seen it. But I didn’t, and so my 2-year-old was standing on the edge of the sidewalk, feet from a street known for its reckless drivers. “She’s out! She’s by the street! By the street!” yelled a […]
When my twins were born, I wondered how we would ever be able to navigate life with them and my son, who was 20 months old at the time. It has been 10 months, and with a lot of trial and error we have learned how to enjoy all of our favorite activities with three […]
Summer is here! Ice cream adventures make for the best memories. Here’s a list of homemade ice cream shops near Boston that are sure to hit the spot! Christina’s Home Made Ice Cream (Cambridge) With unique flavor offerings like green tea, cinnamon rice pudding, and coconut Butterfinger, there is sure to be a new favorite pick […]