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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It’s time to beat the heat! We’ve rounded up some great local spots for water play. Here are our favorite Boston splash pads and pools!
Last December, my parents took my siblings and our families to New York City, complete with tickets to the Broadway play “Something Rotten,” a funny parody on William Shakespeare. One of the show’s songs, “It’s Hard to Be the Bard,” has played in my head on repeat over the past five months, often with me inserting the […]
One of my twins is a breath-holder. Breath-holding is what it sounds like — a child involuntarily holds his breath in response to a physical or emotional trigger. They sometimes start to turn a little blue-ish — or pass out, which is what happens with my son. The breath-holder usually starts breathing again pretty quickly, […]
One of the hardest parts about parenting a young child is having to do everything for them. You’re taking care of another person, completely responsible for their well-being and livelihood. It’s time consuming and stressful. But one of the things I have learned in my two years of being a mother is that we sometimes put […]
I am lucky enough to be married to a man who has never once come home and asked me what I did all day. This could be because he values his life, or it could be because I’m a bit of a crazy person when it comes to “accomplishing things.” Babies didn’t even slow me […]
Sensory bins are a favorite activity at our house. A sensory bin is a container filled with things to touch and explore. Young children learn through touch, and sensory bins are a wonderful way to let them explore different objects and materials. When using a sensory bin, kids learn through play as they use different senses, figure […]
Today I will be as happy as my toddler. I will immediately assume that every gift — for any occasion — is for me. I will dance like nobody’s watching, twirl until I fall down, and throw my head back to laugh even when I don’t get the joke. Because I love laughing. Today I […]
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 […]
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.