Ashley Dickson

Ashley is a Virginia native who moved to Boston — sight unseen — for a library science graduate degree she’s never exactly used. Within a year, she met her husband, a nerdy but handsome health economist. They planted roots in Arlington, MA, had three baby boys (2012, 2015, 2021), and entered the world of foster parenting in between. Ashley spends her days picking up Legos, freelance writing and editing, swimming at Walden Pond, and binge eating dark chocolate in the pantry when her kids have their backs turned.
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8 Great Spots to Watch the Boston Marathon with Your Family

Half a million spectators will find their places along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon route this Patriot’s Day. Whether you know someone running or simply want to be inspired by the 30,000 athletes, this 127-year...
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Mom Sneakers for Fall :: Our 3 Favorite Shoe Styles This Season

Thank goodness we're in an era where sneakers are trendy, and there are a lot of great options! Check out these favorites for new mom sneakers this fall!
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I Scream, You Scream :: 15 of Boston’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Lucky for us, Boston is home to some of the world’s very best ice cream. What would summer be without a scoop (or two or three) of the sweet, creamy, frozen treat? Read on...
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I Got the COVID Vaccine at 15 Weeks Pregnant — and the Decision Felt...

“But… what if?” I’ve asked myself that question a few hundred times over the past pandemic year. We could quarantine for two weeks, get tested, and then visit grandparents! But... what if we pick up COVID...
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From Bountiful Kitchen to My Table — the Comfort of Family Dinner Without the...

You know the feeling. You just don’t have it in you to create yet another family meal after playing full-time chef to a host of tiny customers, serving breakfasts and lunches and dinners (and...

Create a Safe, Efficient, and Uplifting Family Home :: Upgrade to Design Build

Over the past few months we have all gotten familiar with the interiors of our homes at levels never previously anticipated. Add school closures, several young children per household, mounting stress of trying to work...
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The Great Brick Safari — Now at Stone Zoo!

This "Brick Safari" at Stone Zoo is pretty awe-inspiring. (In fact, I think my husband and I were just as enamored as our kids were!) There are 40 different LEGO animals spread throughout the zoo, made up of literally hundreds of thousands of LEGOs.
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4 Years of Boston Moms Blog :: Our Top 10 Posts

The last four years have been a whirlwind. Boston Moms Blog has become a resource and a community we are so proud of, and we are honored to share it with you.
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Good Night, Sleep Tight — On a New Sleeper Sofa

No one loves sleeping on the couch. Or the air mattress. But what about a sleeper sofa? With a memory foam mattress!

Say Goodbye to School Lunch Stress With Red Apple Lunch

I once loved to cook. No recipe was too challenging, no ingredient too obscure. It was the best kind of hobby, with a delicious reward at the end of each kitchen experiment. But then I...

The Witching Hour — and Why I Love It

A collaboration between Boston Moms Blog and Leah LaRiccia Photography. Ahh, the witching hour. It can be the best of times or the worst of times. A chance for post-nap fun and relaxation or pre-dinner misery....

All the Reasons I Don’t Clean My House

When I see those articles about the "15 Habits of People Who Always Keep their Homes Clean" or the "3 Secrets People Who Always Seem to Have a Flawlessly Clean House Know," I want to punch...