My father was larger than life. He wasn’t perfect, and we didn’t always get along, but he was an amazing dad. Especially at Christmas. While my father felt family was everything on any given day of the year, Christmas was The Show. My father insisted on the biggest tree, decorated with hundreds of lights, both […]
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This year, I came up with 33 ideas for stocking stuffers that are neither plastic nor candy. Try some of these to fill your stockings this Christmas!
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 […]
Whether you’re in your car for hours every day or take public transportation to and from work, there are small indulgences that can make your commute easier. For mothers, commute time might be one of the only opportunities all day where we get time to ourselves, so why not strive to make the minutes as […]
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 […]
This is a joyous season, to be sure. Christmas lights, Christmas cookies, stocking stuffers, and Christmas carols. You can imagine, though, as a Jewish girl growing up in the suburbs, I always had a tinge of jealousy not being able to celebrate in quite the same way. Sure, we had a Hannukah bush and Hannukah […]
I’m the mom you roll your eyes at. I go ALL OUT for holidays. I set up elaborate holiday breakfasts, stash away dozens of holiday-themed books, make birthdays a full-on experience. I love giving gifts, and I love making memories for my kids. But guess what. That stinkin’ Elf you see everywhere? Not in my […]
I love making things and helping other people make things — which is good, since that’s my job! I firmly believe anyone can create things. You just have to want to do it, and it’s OK to ask for help if you need it. Here are some accessible ideas for homemade gifts you can put together […]
Boston Moms Blog hosted a Bad Moms Christmas night out at the movies at Patriot Place. We really enjoyed getting out into the community with fellow moms!
We are excited to partner with Kudo Banz to bring you this fun holiday gift!‘Tis the season for Elf fun! But what about when Elf has to leave? Kudo Banz is your solution for year-round good behavior.
For 364 days a year, Brockton, Massachusetts, is known as the City of Champions. On the last Saturday in November, though, Brockton transforms into a far more magical place — USA Christmas Town awaits! James Edgar, a Brockton department store owner, was once quoted as saying, “I have never been able to understand why the […]
It’s no surprise that having kids throws wrenches into how you live your life. Sometimes they are wonderful wrenches, though. Here are a few holidays that are so much better now that I have kids. New Year’s Eve With kids, you finally have an excuse to celebrate early and get to bed by 10 p.m. […]
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I love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the parties, I love the feel of it all. But most of all, I love being with tons of family, catching up on life, watching my children play with their cousins, and just being together. Well, I loved that — past tense. Three years ago when […]
School is closed, the post office is closed — but do your children know WHY? As the wife of a veteran, I encourage you to explain Veterans Day to your children. It’s our job as mothers to teach our children right from wrong. We teach them to be noble, to be moral, and to be […]