Thank you Boston Medical Center for sponsoring this post.Whether you’re a first-time parent or an experienced pro, raising a child is challenging. From birth to third grade, your child is in a critical developmental period for cognitive, social, and emotional skills. As a parent, knowing what role to play in your child’s development and knowing […]
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Prior to having children, if you couldn’t find me, I was probably running. I wasn’t winning races, but frequently taking home age-group awards fed the part of me that loves a gold star. My circle of friends kept me on the roads. Some people meet their friends for dinner; I meet my friends for runs. […]
It happens too often. I have all three kids fed, dressed, shoes on, teeth brushed. We’ve got our diaper bags packed and ready to go. I’m dressed and ready. We’re about to get in the car. What did I forget? To eat! In the morning rush, feeding myself somehow always gets passed by. With the […]
As the cool air sweeps in with the fall, I switch from iced coffee to hot (maybe making me not a true Bostonian?) and I start sipping hot tea all day instead of just with breakfast. I like to share with my kiddos, so we make blends that work for all of us — caffeine-free, […]
When my husband and I chose our apartment, we fell in love with the living room and the larger bedrooms, but above all we fell in love with the location. We live in walking distance of Trader Joe’s, one of the best yoga studios in Boston, libraries, coffee shops, restaurants, and awesome playgrounds for our […]
Anyone who has sat in Boston traffic for any length of time has probably pondered alternate transport. But transporting the entire family on bike? Is it even possible? Of course! Why not cycle?! Drop-off could be stress free as you take the back streets and avoid the morning rush. It’s just you and your kids cruising […]
My third pregnancy was definitely my hardest. I spent the last few weeks in early labor, and I was miserable throughout most of the nine-plus months. So it was no surprise that my postpartum mental health was fragile. Now, more than a year later, I’m able to look back and feel proud of how far I’ve come. […]
I’m calling summer 2017 the “Summer of the Great Experiment.” The girls and I are heading up to sleepy midcoast Maine for the full 10 weeks, and my husband is splitting his time between our cottage there and our home in Boston. Our youngest daughter will be with me full time, as usual, and our older […]
It’s that time! Summer time! We’ve got a great list to keep you busy every day and night! What’s on your “must do” list for this Boston summer?
We are excited to partner with Nomsly to make packing school lunches a little bit easier! When I was a child, my mom packed my siblings and I homemade, healthy school lunches every day. Now, as a mom, I find myself wondering how she did it? I certainly took it for granted at the time. Every morning I […]
Thank you to the wonderful doulas who have chosen to be a part of this guide!Thinking about using a doula for your next childbirth experience? Check out the Boston Moms Blog guide to doulas in Boston!
Toddlers can be tricky creatures. One day they’re obsessed with a favorite food, and the next they refuse to let a single bite of the very same dish through their lips. One day they’re happy being spoon fed, and the next they insist on shoveling every spoonful to their mouth all by themselves. What’s a parent […]
I never thought I’d be much of a gardener. I don’t particularly like getting dirty, and I have an actual phobia of worms. Growing up, I’d ask my mom to let me use a plot of earth as my own garden in the spring, and by summer it was always overgrown and left for her […]