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’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 […]
On the day after Thanksgiving, we put up our holiday decorations. A wreath made of colored balls in the shape of a peace sign goes on our front door. We put our menorah on our dining room table, and our vintage tinsel Christmas tree gets assembled in our family room. My husband is Jewish, and […]
Thank you Boston Medical Center for sponsoring this post.Whether you’re a first-time parent or an experienced pro, raising a child is challenging. From birth to third grade, your child is in a critical developmental period for cognitive, social, and emotional skills. As a parent, knowing what role to play in your child’s development and knowing […]
This is a joyous season, to be sure. Christmas lights, Christmas cookies, stocking stuffers, and Christmas carols. You can imagine, though, as a Jewish girl growing up in the suburbs, I always had a tinge of jealousy not being able to celebrate in quite the same way. Sure, we had a Hannukah bush and Hannukah […]
A few weekends ago our family ended the day at a local pizza place and enjoyed a great dinner together. The restaurant was nice enough to provide the kids with pizza dough to play with as well as crayons and paper for the table — ample activities for the kids to occupy themselves while we […]
I’m the mom you roll your eyes at. I go ALL OUT for holidays. I set up elaborate holiday breakfasts, stash away dozens of holiday-themed books, make birthdays a full-on experience. I love giving gifts, and I love making memories for my kids. But guess what. That stinkin’ Elf you see everywhere? Not in my […]
I remember very clearly the day my grandfather died. I was 13, and as a family we flew to Deadwood, South Dakota, where my grandparents lived. As we entered his home, I remember feeling his presence. I remember experiencing a pang of sadness when I saw his handwriting on a letter placed on his desk. […]
I love making things and helping other people make things — which is good, since that’s my job! I firmly believe anyone can create things. You just have to want to do it, and it’s OK to ask for help if you need it. Here are some accessible ideas for homemade gifts you can put together […]
Boston Moms Blog hosted a Bad Moms Christmas night out at the movies at Patriot Place. We really enjoyed getting out into the community with fellow moms!
Every year during the month of December, I repeat several hopeful promises to myself: In coming years, I WILL SHOP EARLIER. I will do holiday errands early and check off my “to-do list” before December 1 so I can fully enjoy the magic of the holiday season. The reality is, the early shopping goal never […]
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