Earth Day falls on Sunday, April 22, this year. Here is a roundup of Boston-area activities for families and children to help you celebrate!
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I’ll admit it. Before I was a mom, I had some crazy ideas about how I was going to parent my children. For example: I’ll never dress my kids in matching clothes. It’s too cutesy, I thought. My kids have different personalities and, thus, should dress differently. Well, it turns out they want to match. They […]
As I walked (quickly) off the trampoline, I could feel that my jeans were wet from my butt down the backs of my thighs. Yep. I had peed my pants.
On the day after Thanksgiving, we put up our holiday decorations. A wreath made of colored balls in the shape of a peace sign goes on our front door. We put our menorah on our dining room table, and our vintage tinsel Christmas tree gets assembled in our family room. My husband is Jewish, and […]
My dad is the hardest man on the planet to purchase gifts for. He lives a pretty bare bones existence, and if he needs something, he buys it for himself before we even know he needs it! So every year at Christmas he gets a box of chocolate turtles — handmade from a chocolate shop, […]
I’ll admit that in my early adulthood, Halloween wasn’t my favorite holiday. But now that I have kids, pumpkins, costumes, and trick-or-treating have become magical again. I’m going to celebrate the holiday as often as I can this month! Are you looking for new ways to celebrate Halloween in Boston? Check our list of Halloween […]
We’ve lived less than 10 minutes from Lookout Farm in Natick for the past two years, and yet we’d never visited. Some friends texted us with a last-minute invitation last Saturday, and since our day was free, we happily agreed to meet up with them. We rode the train out to the children’s play area, […]
I exclusively breastfed both of my children. It was a commitment I made, and I’m proud of myself for doing it. But if anyone asks, I downplay it. I joke that it’s cheaper than formula, or that I’m just too tired or lazy to make a bottle in the middle of the night. But the […]
“Your baby has a tongue tie.” There was a silence in the hospital room as I stared blankly at the pediatrician. After an overnight labor and delivery at 6:29 a.m., I wasn’t sure I had heard correctly. “A what?” I asked. A tongue tie, she explained to me, is when the frenulum (the membrane that […]
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 […]
At the end of March, my baby daughter caught that horrible cold that was going around. She had a fever and was so full of snot she could barely breathe through her nose. Nursing was tough for her, and she would stop after just a few minutes. My breasts felt full almost constantly, and in […]
“What’s the thing that moms need that we can invent?” Every time I see my mother-in-law, there are a few things she’ll say without fail — and this is one. She’ll also remind me that “Aunt Ellen had the idea that diapers should be resealable.” Aunt Ellen could have been a millionaire, if only she […]
Age 3 is a challenge. (I’ve written about it here.) Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed by how hard it is, every moment, and I need the reminder that age 3 is also wonderful. So I’m writing it down, and I have these words to come back to when we’ve had a particularly tough day. Here are the […]
I half rolled, half slid out of bed, pushing myself up with my arms so as not to aggravate an already-sore back. I had no idea what time it was. When your 9-month-old infant is still waking up three times a night, you stop checking the clock. And she was awake now. When I got to […]