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Moving to Greater Boston :: East Arlington

Maybe you’ve been in Boston for years, but you’re now having kids and looking to relocate. Maybe you’re planning a move to the Boston area from another city in the US or abroad, and you’re trying to make sense of your options. Whatever the case, Boston Moms Blog is here to help with a handy […]

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Beyond the Family Meal :: 5 Other Ways to Bond as a Family

Make no mistake, there are wonderful and valid reasons to strive to have family meals as often as possible. Extensive research has shown that engaging in family meals is linked to fewer depressive episodes, greater academic achievement, more positive family interactions, and connectedness and greater instances of healthy and balanced eating. Despite all that, more […]

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My Complicated Relationship with ‘I’m Sorry’

Before I taught mediation, I had no qualms about throwing out an “I’m sorry” whenever the words came to mind. During training I always included a section on apologies, because they can be an amazingly powerful part of the mediation process. In anticipation of this section, I was discussing philosophical perspectives on apologies. And then […]

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Unexpected Boston-Area Library Perks

I’m a public library super fan — there’s no denying it. As I’ve written before, one of the things I prioritize as a mother is reading to my children, but also reading for my personal pleasure. We are frequent visitors at our local library — there’s a train table and a weekly Lego club, and the interlibrary […]

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Embrace the Chaos: Learning to Love Summer

All winter long, the “dreaming of summer” posts pop up on Facebook, and as spring approaches everyone talks about how thrilled they are that summer is coming. But when you’re a routine-loving, fall/winter mom like I am, summer can be your least favorite season — the added efforts of cleaning up outside the house as […]

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6 Full-Body Playground Workouts

I don’t know about all you mamas, but my weekends often feel more harried and stressful than my weekdays, despite working a pretty demanding, more-than-full-time job. Laundry, cleaning, play dates, practices, and taking care of the epically long list of things that don’t get done on weekdays has me so beat that I’m frequently counting […]

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Self-Care or Self-Comfort?

As someone who spends most of every day parenting solo (including dinner and bedtime five nights a week), I felt drained after the birth of our second son. Suddenly, I had no time to myself. Someone was always awake, always needing something, or always TALKING. And multiple, I’m sure well-meaning, people suggested that I need […]

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Three Words for an Inspired Motherhood

This is my second summer with my baby girl, who is now a curiosity-charged, energetic toddler. Watching her run around, explore, and test boundaries — and seeing her joy as she learns new things — has me thinking about how much she has grown, and how much I have grown with her. A few nights […]

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