Age 3 is a challenge. (I’ve written about it here.) Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed by how hard it is, every moment, and I need the reminder that age 3 is also wonderful. So I’m writing it down, and I have these words to come back to when we’ve had a particularly tough day. Here are the […]
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“Mom, can I have ukulele lessons?” I nearly spit out my coffee when my daughter, barely 5 years old, snuck up behind me and made this request. “Honey, between swimming, dance, and choir, you already have so much going on. You would have to give something up if you really want to play the ukulele.” […]
Growing up, I obsessively visited the craft store. I’m talking bi-weekly visits — at least. I’m pretty sure from 1989-1993 I spent about 80% of my hard-earned allowance on beading supplies, puff paint, and ribbon. I was all about crafting and giving handmade gifts. When I was about 8 years old, I bought my mom a […]
“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 […]
Toddlers can be tricky creatures. One day they’re obsessed with a favorite food, and the next they refuse to let a single bite of the very same dish through their lips. One day they’re happy being spoon fed, and the next they insist on shoveling every spoonful to their mouth all by themselves. What’s a parent […]
Recently, my husband and I had to make one of those parenting decisions. You know the ones: You are kept awake at night, questioning all your past and future choices. And you might always wonder if you made the right one. Last year, we loved our parent-run preschool co-op. Our son delighted in going each morning […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are excited to present Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms, on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
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 […]
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!