Deanna Greenstein

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at
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Meet the Nominees! :: Boston’s Super Mom on the Front Lines

While all moms are certainly carrying a heavier load these days as we navigate our new normal, moms who are working on the front lines during this pandemic are carrying exponentially more. To us,...
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Confessions of a Homeschool Flop

On nice days, I shoo the children out the door. The dog digs holes. The children fall into the holes. The kids don't come inside until they are covered in more dirt than the ground itself. They're practically feral. There have been approximately two nice days.

The Staying-In Guide :: A Boston Moms Guide to Activities that Can Be Done...

Boston Moms has got boredom covered! We have compiled this list of activities and resources that can be done from the comfort of home!
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There’s a Holiday for That :: Silly Holidays to Celebrate in 2020

My oldest son's birthday is February 1. With much excitement, he informed me that National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day fell on his birthday this year, and we simply must celebrate. After dutifully obliging...

The Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This February

Welcome, February! It might be cold outside, but we can feel the warmth of love in our hearts! There is a whole bunch of fun to love in the Boston area this month, and we have compiled this list of some events that have our hearts aflutter! 
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Which ‘Harry Potter’ Character Am I?

I don't, however, need to take any of those "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quizzes that pop up on my social media feed. I already know, without a doubt, which character I am.
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Codeverse Boston Is Opening!

It is never too early to start thinking about summer. It may still be chilly outside, but those warm-weather, school-vacation months are just around the corner! And with the thought of summer vacation comes...
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The Teenager Vs. the Threenager

Dear parents of three-year-olds. Welcome to the threenage year! This year was created to prepare you for your future as a parent of a teenager. Below is a list of comparisons between a threenager and a teenager to better illustrate what is to come.
The Getting-Out Guide :: Boston's Best Activities for Families This December

The Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This December

Hello, December! The holiday season is upon us! The Boston area is brimming with fun things to do in the chilly weather! Bundle up, and get ready for a fun-filled month ahead!

Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This November

Welcome, November! 'Tis the season of foliage, thankfulness, and welcoming the holiday spirit! There are a multitude of great family activities happening in the Boston area this month, and this guide includes a selection...
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7 Best Boston Cream Pies (and Cakes and Doughnuts)

My dad passed away in 2012, and every year since, I have honored his birthday with a Boston cream doughnut toast. I recently found out October 23 is National Boston Cream Pie Day. So, in honor of my dad, Dave, here is a compilation of seven of the "best Boston cream pies goin'!" in the Boston area.
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Making Mom Friends in 6 Simple Steps

Step 4: Establish a connection. Pointing out commonalities is often a productive starting point. Examples include: 'I too have small people who follow me around all day demanding juice and then immediately spilling it into the fish tank because the cup was the wrong color.'