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Hidden In Plain Sight :: Family Violence

Family violence is ubiquitous. In addition to October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, several things have recently happened to remind me of the harsh realities of family violence. You would think I’d know better — I’ve been trained as a go-out counselor (a volunteer who goes to the hospital if someone in the emergency room […]

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BMB Book Review :: A Short Guide to Raising Good Kids

A copy of this book was provided for our honest, un-biased review.“A Short Guide to Raising Good Kids,” is, yes, another parenting book. Hold the eye rolls, please. Susan Purser, the author, is a Massachusetts mom, and I found her book to be chock-full of good ideas.  Susan’s relationship with her mother, and the discussions they […]

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8 Things to Teach Your Kids Before They’re 8 (That You Might Otherwise Forget)

Don’t be like me. Don’t wake up in a cold sweat and realize you haven’t introduced your toddler to the swimming pool or taught your 7-year-old to tie her shoes. Now that I have three children and my oldest is in first grade, I’ve learned that these things don’t just happen organically. Kids don’t wake […]

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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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Plan Your Weekend :: September 2-5

FridaySaturdaySundayMondayFriday Deutsche Bank Championship - All day (Norton) campfire. festival - All day (Cambridge) Dirtopia - 10:00am - 2:00pm (Acton) Storytime at Curious George - 10:30am - 11:00am (Cambridge) Playdates! - 11:45am - 12:45pm (Boston) Lunch Break on D -  12:00pm - 2:00pm (Boston) First Friday Nights Free! - 4:30pm - 8:30pm (Acton) Summer in the City at Boston Harbor Hotel - 7:00pm [...]
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The Fly in the Sunblock - Boston Moms Blog

The Fly in the Sunblock

I’ve done it, Dear Doctor, I finally did well! I listened and researched and bought what you sell: You said, “Sunscreen in summer’s a definite must, Curbing damage and cancer, and you know, I trust, It can help to stave off all cosmetic disaster. Enforce wearing sunblock, strict as a schoolmaster!” You delivered your spiel […]

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Summer Swim Safety

Boston Moms Blog recently shared an article on Facebook that hit home with me. I, too, had a heart-stopping moment with my daughter around water. It happened on one of the last warm-ish days of last autumn. My dad took my then 2-year-old daughter and the dog for a walk. Fifteen minutes or so later, Dad came […]

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