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My Complicated Relationship with ‘I’m Sorry’

Before I taught mediation, I had no qualms about throwing out an “I’m sorry” whenever the words came to mind. During training I always included a section on apologies, because they can be an amazingly powerful part of the mediation process. In anticipation of this section, I was discussing philosophical perspectives on apologies. And then […]

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Awesome Mom Alert :: Liz Conrad

In an effort to recognize the amazing moms in the Boston community, we are seeking out some of these extraordinary mothers to hear more about their lives and gather their words of wisdom. Liz Conrad founded her non-profit organization, Viv’s Give, in honor of her daughter, Vivienne, in 2014. Viv’s Give provides free diapers, formula, and baby […]

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Rejecting the Narrative of the Selfless Mother

Rejecting the Narrative of the Selfless Mother

When my youngest nephew was 2 years old, my sister-in-law had the opportunity to spend a month studying architecture in Japan. She was halfway through obtaining her graduate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, a program she started when he was just 4 months old. Brilliantly talented and incredibly driven, she had been working 60-hour […]

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Moms on the Loose! BMB Hits the Town!

Moms on the Loose! BMB Hits the Town!

It’s rare to meet a mother who doesn’t need a night out, and last Friday’s Boston Moms Blog night out was a particular treat: Most of us were meeting each other for the first time! Oh sure, we compliment each other’s ideas and collaborate on articles, but that’s all online; we all work and write and parent […]

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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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Plan Your Weekend :: August 12-14

FridaySaturdaySundayFriday Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays! - Various locations/sites, please see website The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea - Various times (Brookline) Boston Comic Con - All day (Boston) Reagle Music Theatre: Crazy for You - Various times (Waltham) Saint Rocco’s Feast - All day (Malden) Storytime at Curious George - 10:30am - 11:00am (Cambridge) Playdates! - 11:45am - 12:45pm [...]
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The Boston Moms Blog Guide to Consultant Run Businesses

The Boston Moms Blog Guide to Consultant Run Businesses

Disclosure :: This guide was brought to you courtesy of our many sponsors! Thank you to those mompreneurs that choose to participate in this guide.  We are all about moms and what you do.  We are so happy to support those "mompreneurs" who are running their own businesses, whether full time or on the side. [...]
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The Mompreneur Movement

If you can’t scroll through your newsfeed without seeing your mom friends’ workout selfies, skin care before and afters, leggings, nail wraps, tote bags, cleaning products, and essential oils, you are not alone. You are friends with a new breed of modern day mompreneurs — a trend that is exploding all over social media. Network marketing, […]

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Of Unpaid Leave and Unfair Choice

I keep debating whether or not to skip our family vacation this year. My sons will be 2 and 4 this summer; last year we took them camping on the lake for the first time. It was perfection. My 2-year-old is swimming now. I can’t wait to see him fish. My 4-year-old is finally brave enough to jump into […]

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Dear Fellow Mother, Please Tell Me Your Secret - Boston Moms Blog

Dear Fellow Mother, Please Tell Me Your Secret

I see you at my daughter’s ballet class. You are just as put together as always, not a hair out of place. I know you have a new baby and a toddler, but you somehow look flawless and rested. Your children are happy and well behaved. I want to dislike you, but you are genuine. […]

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Faster! Improving Transitions with Your Kids

The difficulty kids have with transitions can be incredibly challenging to deal with, not to mention totally exhausting. You’ve tried it all, and it’s not getting easier! Why can’t they just put on their shoes?! However, there are some lesser known, more subtle, tried-and-true methods that help kids navigate through transitions more easily. Let go Kids […]

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