Walking into stores this time of year, hearts and cupids are aplenty, and red and pink are splashed all over ads. Yup, Valentine’s Day is almost here. Valentine’s Day is often synonymous with conversation hearts, candlelight, flowers, and boxes of chocolates. In the past, it was a holiday I could’ve done without. Now that I’m […]
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While many of us associate Valentine’s Day with romantic gestures like fancy dinners out and long-stemmed roses, it’s really just a simple day to tell people you love them — and who better to show love to than your kids?! Here are a few fun activities to plan with your little ones this February to […]
My father was larger than life. He wasn’t perfect, and we didn’t always get along, but he was an amazing dad. Especially at Christmas. While my father felt family was everything on any given day of the year, Christmas was The Show. My father insisted on the biggest tree, decorated with hundreds of lights, both […]
This year, I came up with 33 ideas for stocking stuffers that are neither plastic nor candy. Try some of these to fill your stockings this Christmas!
My oldest daughter, soon to be 8 years old, sipped her hot cocoa thoughtfully, the white lights of our Christmas tree reflected in her dark blue eyes. She watched me wrestle awkwardly with the star on top. “You know what I really want this year?” ”What’s that?” I asked from within the pine needles, thinking […]
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 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 […]
It’s no surprise that having kids throws wrenches into how you live your life. Sometimes they are wonderful wrenches, though. Here are a few holidays that are so much better now that I have kids. New Year’s Eve With kids, you finally have an excuse to celebrate early and get to bed by 10 p.m. […]
I love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the parties, I love the feel of it all. But most of all, I love being with tons of family, catching up on life, watching my children play with their cousins, and just being together. Well, I loved that — past tense. Three years ago when […]
Enjoy a season full of holiday festivities in Boston!
Boston is home to countless holiday events in November and December. Use this guide to fill your holiday calendar!
October 31 is here! And this means most people with young children will be amassing huge quantities of Halloween candy tonight. Whether it’s candy you picked up trick-or-treating, or candy you bought in excess for fear of being that neighbor who runs out by 7 p.m., odds are you will wake up tomorrow to candy […]
I Amazon Primed my son’s Halloween costume on September 13, a full seven weeks before Halloween. While this may not seem like a huge deal to most people, for my last-minute self it’s absurdly early. See, 9.5 times out of 10, I am the mom who forgets to take the chicken out of the freezer, […]
Last fall, our older son turned 3 and really started getting excited about holidays, birthdays, and traditions. Our second son was also born, which solidified our existence as a family unit, and I realized that their relationship as brothers will (probably) be the longest relationship in either of their lives. I was suddenly obsessed with crafting our […]
St. Patrick’s Day in Boston means beer, shamrocks, the parade in Southie, and wearing all the green you can find. But probably not for moms with young children! We’ll likely be up to our elbows in green glitter, rainbows, and four-leaf clovers made of pretzels. I like to celebrate my holidays in the kitchen, so […]