We are excited to partner with PJ Library to share our love of reading with you!When you think of spring, what comes to mind? For me, it’s rain showers and daffodils, brisk walks and sunny days that hint at summer, spring cleaning and an opportunity for a refresh. The idea of a spring refresh is […]
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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 […]
The Easter bunny can be an elusive character to find this time of year. Here is a list we rounded up of local spots to find the Easter bunny in Boston! Malls Auburn Mall, Auburn Burlington Mall, Burlington Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis Emerald Square, North Attleboro Natick Mall, Natick North Shore Mall, Peabody Solomon Pond […]
It was about a year ago that I believe I was the worst version of myself. As a mother, as a person. I had just moved to this wonderful city of ours and was staying home alone with our two kids. In retrospect, the stress had gotten to me. I wasn’t being the best mother […]
Pre-kids, my husband and I traveled a lot, and with our compasses always set toward adventure. We honeymooned in Thailand with only carry-on backpacks. Hiked the Inca Trail and camped along the Amazon in Peru. Explored Costa Rica with no hotel reservations, staying where we pleased along pothole-filled, washed-out roads. And then we had one […]
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. […]
Before becoming a parent, I thought I understood cabin fever. And, sure, after a few days inside I might get antsy, but I still relished slow days curled up with coffee and binge watching Netflix. As a parent, cabin fever sets in after a few hours inside. My 3-year-old thinks you dance by literally bouncing […]
“Being a mom is hard,” said nobody ever. Sometimes my mind is blown by how easy this whole “mothering” thing is. It’s like lying on a beach while some tanned, muscly, handsome man brings me fruity drinks. And the more children I have, the easier it gets! If I had known earlier that being a mom was […]
We are excited to present Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms, on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
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 […]
There are a ridiculous amount of weird things that happen to a body during a pregnancy. A gal should receive a certificate or something after going through nine months of gestation with the litany of multisyllabic words and phrases she has to learn to keep up with what’s happening to her. Meconium, linea negra, amniocentesis, […]
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!
When I was in college in Texas, I adopted two pets — a black corgi-mix dog named Desdemona and an orange tabby cat named Henry. They were best buddies; neither one of them realized the other was a different species. When I adopted Henry to give Dezi a little company, I had just begun dating a […]
All the mamas of picky eaters, raise your hands! **Waves hand super high.** I feel you. I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. It is so frustrating. You are not alone. I am blessed with not one, but two super-duper picky eaters. My 3-year-old daughter and my 1-year-old son like about 10 foods each. My […]