It had been a very long day. A very long snow day. A very long snow day with a 4-year-old and an infant. An infant who does not nap in her crib, I should add. OK, that is an exaggeration; she has napped in her crib. Once in her life. Whenever I tell people that my baby […]
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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 […]
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. […]
Kids in the Boston area have great options for live, family-friendly theater. Here are five local theaters that are perfect for Boston families.
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 […]
Maybe you’ve been in Boston for years, but you’re now having kids and looking to relocate. Maybe you’re planning a move to the Boston area from another city in the U.S. or abroad, and you’re trying to make sense of your options. Whatever the case, Boston Moms Blog is here to help with a handy […]
Thank you, Dorel Home Products, for sponsoring this post and for creating sleep-friendly furniture!No one loves sleeping on the couch. Or the air mattress. But what about a sleeper sofa? With a memory foam mattress!
What’s a mom to do? Kindergarten has introduced a whole new level of birthday complexity into the mix. A worrying trend has appeared. I call it… the birthday factory. It is the antithesis of days of yore when kids just came over to your house to celebrate your birthday. There was cake and maybe some […]
We are so grateful that we were able to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and are thankful to Disney and all of the sponsors for this experience. Our whole family had an amazing time and would cruise again in a heartbeat. I’m worried the Disney Cruise has officially ruined us for any other […]
It was December, and my daughter was a happy 5-month-old. I had this new mom thing down, for the most part. Breastfeeding was hard, but I had found my groove. I am a chronic migraine sufferer, and sleep deprivation is a big trigger for them, so we were thankful to have a night nurse help […]
In my family, birthdays were always a big deal. We celebrated for weeks leading up to it, and certainly the week of it. My daughter recently turned 4. My parents were here from out of town, so the celebrations were even more special — ’cause grandparents. The biggest question when family is in town is, […]
Thank you, Nielsen Neuro Labs, for sponsoring this post and for the great opportunity for moms! I recently did a consumer neuroscience study at Nielsen Lab in Boston. It was easy, quick, fun, and interesting — and it gave me a break from my tiny humans. I got paid $100 for watching a commercial. At […]
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!
March is National Nutrition Month. Thank you to Metrowest Nutrition for sponsoring this post. Parents want their kids to eat well. Great intention, challenging mission. Busier-than-ever schedules and unlimited food choices — including highly palatable, kid-appealing options like cotton candy grapes and sprinkled donut crunch cereal — complicate eating. Couple this with a constant supply […]