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 […]
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Are you readying your little one (and yourself) for potty training? Do you find yourself overly nervous, procrastinating, or unsure if there will be a failure to launch? I’m here to tell my fellow mamas that while there could be good, bad, and ugly parts to this major parenting and growing-up milestone, you are about […]
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 […]
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you my child was sick five times this winter. With each virus lasting about a week, you do the math, because frankly, I’m pretty useless from the neck up after that many days in the house with a sick toddler. Then you add a few snow days on top of […]
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 […]
All the mamas of picky eaters, raise your hands! **Waves hand super high.** I feel you. I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. It is so frustrating. You are not alone. I am blessed with not one, but two super-duper picky eaters. My 3-year-old daughter and my 1-year-old son like about 10 foods each. My […]
There’s no question that we live in one of the most Irish cities in America. Boston and Irish heritage are practically synonymous! So when March 17 rolls around each year, it’s hard to miss the gaggle of green that flanks the city, from parades to celebrations to the melodies of bagpipes and fiddles tucked around […]
The nursery is being transformed. This room, formerly awash with blues, greens, and monster stickers on the wall, now boasts pink accents and flowers. Tiny dresses are hanging in the closet. For the last year it has lain dormant, with my soon-to-be middle and his older bunking together in anticipation of the time when we would […]
The love of baking has been handed down through generations in my family, and it’s already clear that my toddler daughter has the baking gene. She and I work on baking projects on the weekends so we can have some one-on-one time while the baby is sleeping and my husband needs a break. And every […]
This guide to Boston-area camps will provide the insight you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer.