I am going to make the season I love — fall — the season of this mom. Fall has something for everyone!
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This year I decided to spend my summer taking a journey into the world of computer coding. I decided I needed guided, intense learning — a coding boot camp.
Thank you to Zemcar for sponsoring this post and sharing more about this great ride-share service!Between parents’ work schedules and children’s activity schedules, there are times when we could use an extra set of hands. This is where Zemcar comes in.
I’m an offender of anti-mom bias — toward myself. I’ve completely discounted my own abilities, expertise, and commitment. But I’m saying it now. #MomsToo
Recently, some friends and I went to brunch at the Fairmount Grille in Hyde Park. We talked about women from college who went full throttle into the working world instead of pursuing the mommy path after undergrad. After graduating, these women went on to pursue careers in law, medicine, engineering, and business. Many of them completed […]
It was a celebration-filled weekend when one of my closest friends, after a 15-year hiatus, graduated from law school. As college “first-years” this friend was adamant that she was going to law school after graduation. She fell in love with law when she interned for a lawyer’s office the summer before we started college. The […]
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. […]
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 […]
I’m hurrying around the kitchen fixing everybody lunch. One wants turkey — no cheese — and bread with no crust. One wants turkey and cheese, no bread. My phone vibrates. It’s an important email I really should answer right away, but I’m elbow deep in turkey and cheese and not-bread. I’m not a working mom, […]
Before I taught mediation, I had no qualms about throwing out an “I’m sorry” whenever the words came to mind. During training I always included a section on apologies, because they can be an amazingly powerful part of the mediation process. In anticipation of this section, I was discussing philosophical perspectives on apologies. And then […]
In an effort to recognize the amazing moms in the Boston community, we are seeking out some of these extraordinary mothers to hear more about their lives and gather their words of wisdom. Liz Conrad founded her non-profit organization, Viv’s Give, in honor of her daughter, Vivienne, in 2014. Viv’s Give provides free diapers, formula, and baby […]
“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 […]
When my youngest nephew was 2 years old, my sister-in-law had the opportunity to spend a month studying architecture in Japan. She was halfway through obtaining her graduate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, a program she started when he was just 4 months old. Brilliantly talented and incredibly driven, she had been working 60-hour […]
It’s rare to meet a mother who doesn’t need a night out, and last Friday’s Boston Moms Blog night out was a particular treat: Most of us were meeting each other for the first time! Oh sure, we compliment each other’s ideas and collaborate on articles, but that’s all online; we all work and write and parent […]