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Disney Princesses Are the Worst

Disney Princesses Are the Worst

Despite being a woman, I’m not a very good feminist. I never gave much thought to what makes a feminist. But then I had my first daughter, and I noticed I was becoming more aware (and supportive!) of movements like equal pay, mandatory maternity leave, and proactively protecting women from sexual and domestic violence. I […]

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Sukkot :: A Reminder That It's Only Temporary

Sukkot :: A Reminder That It’s Only Temporary

At sundown today, October 16, the Jewish holiday of Sukkot begins and lasts for eight days. It’s one of those holidays that isn’t very well known in the mainstream, but I love taking its messages to heart and reflecting on them every year. Sukkot is both a fall harvest holiday and a holiday that commemorates the time the Israelites spent […]

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Why I Don't Wear Yoga Pants in Public (and Neither Should You)

Why I Don’t Wear Yoga Pants in Public (and Neither Should You)

A few weeks ago my fellow blogger Lindsay came across this over-the-top article on what suburban moms should and shouldn’t wear. Lindsay wrote a thoughtful response here on Boston Moms Blog. While I do not believe mothers need to be constantly under a “dress to impress” rule (and the idea of a silk shirt in my rotation is hilarious), I […]

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kids clothes at the flea market

Back to School Shopping :: 5 Boston-Area Kid Thrifting Spots

Kids grow out of everything so quickly that seasonal shopping can be demoralizing. Short of producing more offspring purely so the clothes you bought your first kid are an investment paying off in hand-me-downs, what’s a parent to do? THRIFT, that’s what! I know, I know — when it comes to our precious snowflakes, we give them only the […]

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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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