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Hanukkah 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

What is it? Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually falls in December. (The dates move around because it's based on the Jewish calendar, which is lunar, so though it's always on the 25th...
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I Love Being a Soccer Mom

I have found myself so pleasantly surprised by the joy of the soccer game. My daughter is in first grade, which, in our area, is the first year of town soccer. She's playing on...

Why the Jewish New Year Works for Everyone

I've always loved this time of year. There's so much that's new about it. Shiny new shoes, brand new clothes, sleek new haircuts, backpacks filled with new supplies that most likely will never get...
what do i eat at work? a variety of summer salads

What Do I Eat at Work? Summer Salads

I've just started a new job. (Yay!) It's part time, which leaves me a little flexibility to do the daily drop offs and pick ups — part and parcel of modern parenthood — but I'm in...
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Parenting Perspectives: Choosing Minimal Interventions During Childbirth

Whenever I'm asked about my son's birth, I preface the story with, "I'm crazy, but..." It's as if I want to soften the blow of what I did that day. I was to be...
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Litl’ Squirts: A New Kind of Juice

Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored. However, we would not promote or work with a business we did not believe to be reputable or relevant to our readers. Big secret revealed: I let my...
grunge jeans with holes in knees: raising girls, clothes and self respect

Raising Girls: Clothes and Self Respect

My daughter is about to turn 6. She loves My Little Pony, going to Red Sox games, having mommy paint her nails with sparkles, playing in splash pads, yoga, and dresses that spin. It's...
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Tick Talk: Stay Safe

I'm going to admit it: I don't like bugs. Sure, I put on a brave front. My kids don't know that I shudder inside as I squish the spiders, even when they make that crunchy...

Boston, You’re My Home

I like to call myself a Boston lifer. It's a bit of an exaggeration though. It's true that I was born here and grew up here (besides ages 4-7 which were spent in Connecticut)....
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Parenting = Uncertainty

There's really not much that can prepare you for parenting.  All of the parenting classes, books, and advice in the world can't really get you ready for the actuality of having your own little...

Car Life in Our New Town

I like to call myself a Boston lifer, but that's not really true. We actually just moved back to Boston after spending 12 years in New York City. And it's been an adjustment, to...

Dolls for Boys? Yes!

I love social networking. It's really amazing the people that you discover that you know through a friend of a friend of a friend. The other day I got an email from someone I went...