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National Foster Care Month :: An Interview With a Foster Mom

There are 8,700 children in the Massachusetts foster system. That’s 8,700 children without permanent homes. To observe national foster care month, I interviewed my friend who has been a foster mom for three years. I always knew she was a beautiful person, but what came out of this interview touched me even more. How did you become […]

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My Daughter Starts Preschool This Fall… and I Can’t Wait!

“Mama, you be the baby and I’ll be the mama.”  “Can I watch something, Mama?” “Mama, will you read to me?” “I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?” When you are the mom of a young child, the same soundtrack of questions plays on repeat. When you’re a stay-at-home mom, it’s a never-ending loop. For […]

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Just Call Me June Cleaver

In January there was the Women’s March. In March there was “A Day Without a Woman” for International Women’s Day. I want my daughters to live in a society in which they are respected and have equal opportunity to their male peers. Yet with this recent surge in feminist awareness, many times I still feel like a […]

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Want to Enjoy a Trip with Your Kids? Bring Your Parents, Too.

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 […]

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Why I Play With My Children as Little as Possible

I was recently at a playgroup with my daughters, where all the mothers were sitting in the kitchen enjoying coffee and visiting with each other. One little guy left the rambunctious fun in the other room, approached his mother, and said, “Mama, I want to play!” She glanced down at her steaming cup of coffee […]

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4 Body-Positive Lessons for Our Daughters

Way before celebrities like Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence were extolling the virtues of body positivity, we sucked it up and dieted. And way before these same actresses bucked the patriarchy by rejecting the trend of systematic societal body shaming, promulgation of an unattainable body ideal, and tying our lovability and/or self-worth to our size, we […]

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Why I Chose Chiropractic Care for My Children

A few months ago, I was at my wits’ end with ear infections. My 9-month-old had his third ear infection in six months, which meant his third round of antibiotics. Just when I thought he was getting over his latest bout, the bacteria managed to travel from his ears to his lungs, and in the middle of […]

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