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Dare Your Kids to Fail

No parent likes to see her kid fail. I consider myself a calculated risk taker. And yet, when I became a mom, the worrier blossomed in me. When my son was born, I felt like my heart sprouted two legs...
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Going Brazilian :: What It’s Really Like

This month, I decided to try waxing down there for the first time ever at Waxing the City. As I was booking beach travel for the summer and starting to shop for bikinis, I remembered...

Effortless 5-Minute Playdate Makeup

Ahhhh, the weekend. Time to relax and have a nice time with the family, right? Get a good night's rest, let the kids frolic in the park while you sit on a blanket with...

5 Things I Didn’t Appreciate About My Mom ‘Til My 30s

I love my mom, but like every kid, there were things I took for granted about her as I was growing up. As I get older and parent my own kids, I think about some of...

3 Family-Pleasing Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

I was born, raised, and went to college in Texas. Since then, I've lived in San Francisco, London, Geneva, and now Boston, and as much as I've loved the unique experience of each of these...
Two Words to Empower You at Home and at Work - Boston Moms Blog

Two Words to Empower You at Home and at Work

How to get your way when you're nice Nice is in my nature. I give people the benefit of the doubt. I hold doors. I was raised on "yes, ma'am" and "no, sir." I smile...
5 Unexpected Beauty Tips to Survive Winter in New England - Boston Moms Blog

5 Unexpected Beauty Tips to Survive Winter in New England

It's hard to feel hot when you're freezing. It doesn't get much grittier than a Boston winter. As a born-and-bred Texan, I admit I have some seriously thin blood. I'm the girl in the parka...
Traveling with Kids: Airplane Etiquette - Boston Moms Blog

Traveling with Kids :: Airplane Etiquette

I think I speak for most parents when I say that flying with young children was seriously overlooked as a circle of hell. Being strapped down inside a claustrophobic steel tube hurling though the sky...

Pumping on Planes :: Business Travel as a Nursing Mom

My daughter was just 8 weeks old when I returned to work. Having already been through the transition from maternity leave to day care with my 3-year-old son, I knew what to expect. What...
7 Tricks to combat obstinate misbehavior - Boston Moms Blog

7 Tricks to Combat Obstinate Misbehavior

I got my first real taste of obstinate misbehavior when my son turned 3. Whoever coined the term "terrible twos" never had a 3-year-old, because when my son crossed the chasm between 2 and...
BMB Parenting Perspectives- Discipline, not Punishment - Boston Moms Blog

Parenting Perspectives :: Discipline, Not Punishment

Motherhood comes with a host of choices about what is best for you, your family, and your children. We at Boston Moms Blog are a diverse group of moms who want to embrace these...
Why I'm Raising My Daughter to be Womanly - Boston Moms Blog

Why I’m Raising My Daughter to Be Womanly

Wait! Before you slam me for setting feminism back 60 years, let me explain. I, like many women, am a feminist (in that I'm an equalist — I believe men and women should have the...