A few years ago, I joined a Facebook group of parents who were pledging to not yell — or yell less — at their kids. The goal was a year without yelling. Around month three, I was failing miserably when someone posted about a mom she saw at daycare pickup who yelled every. single. day. […]
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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 […]
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Our family has traveled quite a bit since my 2-year-old twins came along. Each flight has, of course, been a different adventure. Babies and toddlers change so quickly, so what worked one time might not work the next — but you gather new tricks and tips to add to your travel plan each time. I […]
“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 […]
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!
Halloween is super fun when you have a baby, or even a small toddler. Why? They make a great costume accessory for you! Especially if you have a partner who is averse to couples costumes. My children, when tiny, have been the Mr. Nilsson to my Pippi and the pizza to my pizza rat. Alas, those […]
During the 10th week of my third pregnancy, I was starting to feel really guilty. My two boys, ages 4 and 2, had spent most of their summer inside, watching television, while I lay on the couch and tried my best to keep the world from spinning. At this point, we had seen “Moana” about […]
I didn’t realize mom guilt was a thing until I was a new mom. I began to hear other moms talk about it — a LOT. I have friends who say they feel guilty that their kids are picky eaters, that one child needs them more, that they work or they stay home, that they don’t […]
I don’t know about you, but I love a good park playdate. The kids get to run wild and free with their friends, we all get a little fresh air and vitamin D, and I get to chat with another mama. I’ve spent a lot of time looking for parks in and near Boston that have […]
When my husband and I started dating, he had the absolute worst college roommate — ever. John had no regard for cleanliness and hygiene. He never did the dishes, he bought new underwear instead of doing laundry, and he left food all around the house. I will never forget the time he ordered Chinese food and didn’t […]
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 might seem like taking your infant to a baseball game is off the table until they’re older. With advance planning, however, taking your baby to a ball game — or any sporting event — is completely doable. I would know: My son has been attending baseball and hockey games since he was 4 months […]
She had slipped through the bars of the park’s iron fence. I was facing her; I should have seen it. But I didn’t, and so my 2-year-old was standing on the edge of the sidewalk, feet from a street known for its reckless drivers. “She’s out! She’s by the street! By the street!” yelled a […]