One day last summer, I spotted something crawling on top of my daughter’s head. A very little something. A few very little somethings. LICE.
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HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY!!! There’s no place like Fenway Park! The boys of summer are back, and we are looking forward to an exciting season of baseball with the Red Sox. Check out our post about bringing your kids to Fenway Park, and have some fun! Go Sox!
Before I had kids, “Sunday Funday” wasn’t really a thing. Sure, my friends and I might get together to go shopping or get lunch, but the whole avocado-toast-on-a-sun-drenched-patio-in-some-trendy-neighborhood-while-you-drink-bottomless-mimosas thing didn’t come into play until well after my Sundays became filled with soccer games and meal-planning. And I’ve gotta say… this kind of Sunday sounds Ah. Maze. Ing. […]
Before I had kids, I was always hearing new moms talk about what a privilege it is to be able to take a good shower. Others would say they hoped their baby would let them take one. I never understood this. Three newborns later, I now understand. Sure, there were days when I voluntarily didn’t […]
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!
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.
My husband and I started watching “The Office” in 2008. The show was already in its fourth season, but we caught up quickly when we bought all the previous seasons on DVD (before the awesomeness of streaming). We fell in love with all the characters — Jim, Pam, Michael, and Dwight, especially. I do not […]
Here in beautiful metro Boston, there’s a 75% chance any day between November 1 and May 5 will be a snow day. Days without structure are really hard for our family, so I’ve put together a schedule for our snow days. You’ll see I like to keep my goals realistic and achievable. Feel free to […]
To this point, I have been getting children ready for school for seven years, three months, and a handful of days. That equals out to about 1,400 school mornings. Through this experience, I can confidently affirm that the Kubler-Ross “Stages of Grief” model can be accurately applied to my weekday mornings. Stage one: Shock or […]
I like to think my ability to “mom” exists on a spectrum — the “mom continuum.” I have days where I feel like I have it all together. Lunches? Prepped. Laundry? Folded and put away. Dinner? Home cooked and delicious. Other days, to quote a favorite expression of my father, I feel like I am […]
To help you, and to save pregnant feelings everywhere, I’ve come up with five things you should be ABSOLUTELY SAFE in saying to a pregnant woman.
My oldest daughter, soon to be 8 years old, sipped her hot cocoa thoughtfully, the white lights of our Christmas tree reflected in her dark blue eyes. She watched me wrestle awkwardly with the star on top. “You know what I really want this year?” ”What’s that?” I asked from within the pine needles, thinking […]
“Honey, where’s the sponge?” “I think I saw it under the paintbrush!” “The paintbrush the baby was walking around with? Um, OK. And the coffee filters?” “Check between the washer and dryer. They might have fallen there. But more importantly, have you seen the girls’ shoes?” “Nothing’s more important than coffee. They’re on the box […]
Well, a year after I had my C-section, I’m done feeling weird about it. You know what? I’m not inadequate; I’m a magic trick.