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Being the Young Mom

I always wanted to be a young mom. When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to have babies. I pictured myself as a 25-year-old, taking my little ones to the park. Of course I knew in the back of my mind that this was not necessarily my choice; I wouldn’t want to become a young […]

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Disney Planning from a Wannabe Expert

As a kid, I always dreamed of going to Disney World. After making my first trip at 26, I was hooked and have been lucky enough to go four times in the last 10 years, most recently with 18 family members for eight days. The clichés are true — it’s magical. A trip to Disney […]

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DIY Mom Retreat

September means fresh starts, new routines, and back to school (even though I don’t have school-aged children yet). I love summer and the lazy, relaxed days filled with too much sunshine, too much ice cream, and not a lot of structure. But by the end of July each year, I’m yearning for a bit of […]

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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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