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!
It’s amazing how different siblings can be. My second son, now nearly 10 years old, played on a farm league baseball team when he was about 5. Farm league, for those who don’t spend their lives sitting on the sidelines of a baseball field, is essentially T-ball without the tee. On a beautiful June day, […]
Warm nights mean the start of a favorite annual tradition all over the city — free (or cheap) summer movies in Boston!
We all need a little support sometimes. I know both new and seasoned mommies like to feel they can do it all, but that is often what leads us to burnout and misery. For me, it’s the mundane tasks I would like to outsource — yard work, laundry, running errands with kids in tow, etc. It can […]
It’s that time of year again, when I look up from a pile of end-of-school-year activities and summer camp forms and realize it’s almost Father’s Day. Lucky for me (and my husband), we live in Somerville, which is really a dream place to treat the hipster dad in your life. From artisanal shaving soap made […]
A group of moms hurried in to preschool pickup, many of us lugging younger siblings, scaling the stairs to the classroom with careful hurry. One mother turned toward the group and said, “I can’t believe there’s only one more month left in the school year. I’m dreading having the kids home all summer.” Other moms […]
This post is sponsored by the Greenway Carousel — a can’t-miss Boston spot!
Hey all you dads-to-be. How’s the pregnancy going? J/K, that was a trick question, because you’re not pregnant. If you were about to mention mood swings or designated drivers, though, this post is just for you. Father’s Day is coming up, and you’re going to be one any day now. Congrats! It’s the best, and […]
Our oldest child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 2, exactly one week before I delivered our daughter. It was an intense thing to hear only days before our family was to multiply. But my husband and I felt peace over our son’s diagnosis and his future. After all, he was only […]
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 […]
My husband suffers every time a holiday rolls around. I scour the gift guides all over the internet, but my husband isn’t into gadgets or tech. He buys all his own clothes whenever he needs them. Books get downloaded to his Kindle, and I have no idea what he’s reading. The barware I purchased years […]
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking of beach days! Anyone who has taken young children to the beach knows the importance of finding a local spot that is both fun for the kids and sanity-saving for the parents. In the spirit of summer planning, here is a roundup […]
It was the fourth day in a row: At 4:30 in the morning, I was woken up by my 3-year-old screaming, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!!!” I went in, wondering what the need du jour would be. The issue today? She wanted socks. I should note that she went to bed with socks. She had taken them off. […]