If you had asked me a few years ago if I would recommend having children close in age, my answer would have been a resounding, “No!”
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Dear Pregnant Caitlin, Congratulations. This is it. The moment you’ve been dreaming of for years is finally here. After months of negative tests, happy pregnancy announcements from current and former friends, and one consolation tattoo, it’s your turn. You saw those two lines and couldn’t believe it. From here on out, your brain will go a […]
At two years postpartum, I still don’t feel quite like myself. I carry extra baby weight, but it isn’t physical. It’s the weight of motherhood.
Having spent over a decade guiding families through their journey of adopting a child, I know how much information is out there. Even after all these years working as an adoption program director at a private international and domestic adoption agency, I still find myself learning something new every day. If you’re brand new to […]
I’ll never forget it. My dad stood leaning against the doorway of my childhood bedroom the day after our first married-Christmas and gave me and my husband the news. My grandmother was sick, and it might be a big deal. Right then, my life flashed before my eyes. My grandparents are hugely important to me […]
I love surprises. I love experiencing surprises, and I love keeping surprises even more. We were astonished in November when we discovered we were expecting our third baby. As my due date is right around the corner, I wanted to share why my husband and I have always keep our babies’ genders a surprise until […]
There are 8,700 children in the Massachusetts foster system. That’s 8,700 children without permanent homes. To observe national foster care month, I interviewed my friend who has been a foster mom for three years. I always knew she was a beautiful person, but what came out of this interview touched me even more. How did you become […]
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!
We are excited to present Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms, on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
We write about motherhood over and over and over again, and somehow it never gets old. So many perspectives, so many stories. We hold each other up. We cheer each other on. Women at their finest. And at their worst, too. We’ve definitely seen some pretty unsupportive behavior. But mostly, I like to think that […]
I have a few friends who are currently expecting their first babies. I know my friends will be terrific mothers, but there is a gentle reminder new mothers should hear: Some days you won’t be that good. Some days you won’t be that good of a friend. You will be knee deep in learning your brand […]
“I have something to tell you,” I said to my husband in our kitchen as we sat eating dinner. I felt my heart banging in my chest and took a deep breath in a failed attempt to calm my nerves. “I think I want to continue working on my business instead of getting a full-time job.” It […]