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a short guide to raising good kids - Boston Moms Blog

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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things to teach your kids - Boston Moms Blog

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

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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