Scituate has a friendly, relaxed, beach vibe to it. With a population of just under 20,000, it’s easy to find yourself at an impromptu playgroup!
Author Archive | Kate Cotter
There’s no question about it: March came roaring in like a pride of lions for all of us here in New England. The slew of Nor’easters — one piggybacking on another — has punctuated each week with exclamation points galore. They’ve had us all — especially mothers — begging for spring to make an appearance […]
I hope to preserve this innocence of childhood as long as possible — and to keep remembering to share laughs with my kids through it all!
Walking into stores this time of year, hearts and cupids are aplenty, and red and pink are splashed all over ads. Yup, Valentine’s Day is almost here. Valentine’s Day is often synonymous with conversation hearts, candlelight, flowers, and boxes of chocolates. In the past, it was a holiday I could’ve done without. Now that I’m […]
“Mommy, push me high-yaaaa,” my 2.5-year-old yells from his perch on the swing set glider, laughing in delight as I pull the ride-on toy back to launch him into the air, my burgeoning belly getting kicked along the way. My 4-year-old shouts for another push from the single swing a few feet away, so I […]
On a lovely early September Sunday, my husband and I took our two boys on a Boston adventure we had been dreaming about since they were born — a trip to Fenway Park to see the top-ranking Red Sox play ball. As lifelong baseball and Sox fans (our wedding reception was conveniently located a few […]
Here I sit, at the tail end of August, with several weeks of summer left. But I can’t help but feel excitement when I think of what will take place in the months ahead — my hands-down, favorite season of all, fall. (And also the birth of my third baby!) While I do agree right […]
Reading ranks as one of my top ways to unwind at night. When all the stars align, my kids are tucked in, I’m not so tired that I fall asleep before my head hits the pillow, and I have a compelling story waiting for me on my nightstand, many nights I would rather turn the […]
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 […]
The winter snow is long gone, the buds are on the trees, the tulips are popping up, and my kids and I spotted our favorite white butterfly (or a version of it) in our backyard today. That can mean just one thing: Summer is almost here! Once school ends and official summer begins, a whirlwind […]
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 […]
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 […]
On a cold, cloudy, snowy, New England winter day — let’s face it, pretty typical here from November through March — there’s nothing that sounds better to me than having a roaring fire in the fireplace, the family nice and cozy, and the delicious smell of a hearty, warm meal wafting through the air. (OK, having kids […]