I’ll admit it: Winter isn’t my favorite season. I’m not a born-and-bred New Englander, and each winter seems to bring new challenges. The first few winters with children weren’t that bad — my son took long naps and didn’t care much about playing in the snow. Now that he is older, we get out every […]
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I’ll never forget what the nurse said to me the day I was being released from the hospital after my first child was born. I’m sure I looked like the typical new mom as I packed up my tiny bundle of joy — a mix of fear and excitement written on my already-exhausted face. Sounding […]
“Mommy, push me high-yaaaa,” my 2.5-year-old yells from his perch on the swing set glider, laughing in delight as I pull the ride-on toy back to launch him into the air, my burgeoning belly getting kicked along the way. My 4-year-old shouts for another push from the single swing a few feet away, so I […]
My dad has a gift of connecting with babies. He really is the baby whisperer. When I had my first baby four years ago, I would go to my parents’ house for much-needed respite. My dad would greet us in the driveway and take my daughter on lengthy tours of the back yard. Papa and […]
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 […]
My kids are still young, but despite their age they are both quite prolific with their artistic output. For some time I relied on our fridge to be the proud displayer of art. And then… the art started to get good. Like, my-son-just-painted-a-Matisse good! (Ha, only kidding.) But seriously, better than scribbles, these art pieces […]
Thank you to all the incredible schools who have chosen to participate in our Guide. We are so excited to bring it to our readers!We’ve put together a comprehensive guide of private schools and preschools in Boston and beyond. We hope it helps you figure out what is best for you!
Congratulations — your baby just started preschool! You’re probably a mix of emotions right now. You’re sad to see summer go but excited to get into a new routine. You’re nervous to send your baby off for few hours a day, but you are looking forward to the newfound independence you’ll both have. You and your […]
I remember back-to-school shopping as an 8-year-old. When I hit the mall with my mom, I was looking for the finest Bart Simpson T-shirt money could buy. Maybe some new sweatpants, too, if there was any money left over, or a hat with piano keys across the front. From the age of 0 to 12, […]
A few weeks ago, my family took a morning trip to the beach. After two hours of prep, four missing hats, and one lost set of keys, we were off — only to get halfway down the street and realize we’d left the front door open. Not just unlocked. Wide open. Pretty typical exit for […]
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?
It’s time to beat the heat! We’ve rounded up some great local spots for water play. Here are our favorite Boston splash pads and pools!
A group of moms hurried in to preschool pickup, many of us lugging younger siblings, scaling the stairs to the classroom with careful hurry. One mother turned toward the group and said, “I can’t believe there’s only one more month left in the school year. I’m dreading having the kids home all summer.” Other moms […]
Last December, my parents took my siblings and our families to New York City, complete with tickets to the Broadway play “Something Rotten,” a funny parody on William Shakespeare. One of the show’s songs, “It’s Hard to Be the Bard,” has played in my head on repeat over the past five months, often with me inserting the […]
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking of beach days! Anyone who has taken young children to the beach knows the importance of finding a local spot that is both fun for the kids and sanity-saving for the parents. In the spirit of summer planning, here is a roundup […]