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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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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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Disney Princesses Are the Worst

Disney Princesses Are the Worst

Despite being a woman, I’m not a very good feminist. I never gave much thought to what makes a feminist. But then I had my first daughter, and I noticed I was becoming more aware (and supportive!) of movements like equal pay, mandatory maternity leave, and proactively protecting women from sexual and domestic violence. I […]

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the bully within

The Bully Within

In order to help our children develop into caring, productive members of society, there is a lot on our parenting “to-do” list — teaching kindness and empathy, encouraging autonomy, and modeling industriousness and self-sufficiency, to name a few. The problem and possible solutions of bullying have hit a global nerve recently. They’ve become the focus […]

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Why I Don't Wear Yoga Pants in Public (and Neither Should You)

Why I Don’t Wear Yoga Pants in Public (and Neither Should You)

A few weeks ago my fellow blogger Lindsay came across this over-the-top article on what suburban moms should and shouldn’t wear. Lindsay wrote a thoughtful response here on Boston Moms Blog. While I do not believe mothers need to be constantly under a “dress to impress” rule (and the idea of a silk shirt in my rotation is hilarious), I […]

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