Candlelight, Pageants, and Midnight Mass :: Christmas Eve Worship Services Around Boston
With holiday lights illuminating our neighborhoods and Christmas trees adorning many homes, it is evident there is an overwhelming feeling of holiday cheer. And just as the people that make up the city of...
Why I’ll Always Take the T When I Go Into Boston With My Kids
When you take the T, you begin to understand Boston a little bit better — the accents, the layout of the city, the attitudes (good and bad!), and the overall culture. To a transplant, these things are pretty interesting. I mean, let’s be honest… we are still amazed with the accent.
Why She Hates Fortnite: In the Words of a Boston Moms Blogger’s Husband
Now, in case you haven't heard, Fortnite is the latest video game craze. It is a first-person, battle-royale-style game that puts 100 people in real time on an island. The last one standing wins. Think of it as The Hunger Games without all the drama or blood. My son is really into it. And, to be honest, I am too. But my wife hates Fortnite. As do ALL the moms she talks to.
Apple Orchards Less Traveled :: 12 Boston-Area Hidden Gems for Pick-Your-Own Fruit
After a couple years of visiting the mega apple orchards, we started to seek out smaller, less-traveled orchards in the Boston area. There. Are. TONS! Some of you may love the bigger venues; but for those who want something a little less grandiose this apple season, these lesser-known gems are for you!
I Fought to Hold My Child Back in Kindergarten… Here’s Why
I began to consider redshirting my son — having him enter kindergarten a year after he was “allowed.” But he was so ready to go that I sent him.
FREE (or Cheap) Things to Do This Summer With Kids in MetroWest Boston
When your child begins to mutter, “Mom, I’m bored!” you'll know it's time to check out these free (or cheap) things to do in MetroWest Boston this summer.
“Who Raised You?” A Tribute to My Parents’ Love
I started thinking… who did raise me? I thank my parents for their love, for their dedication, and for raising me in a way I am proud of.
Moving to Greater Boston :: Acton
After hiring a realtor, we decided on Acton. Most importantly, the price was right, the schools and sports were great, and it had a commuter rail station.
But I AM an Athlete :: Fighting the “Cheerleader” Stereotype
Growing up in Texas, I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a cheerleader. After all, as the nation knows, Texas' "Friday night lights" culture is strong. And being part of...
I Just Want a Sunday Funday… Sans Kids
Before I had kids, "Sunday Funday" wasn't really a thing. Sure, my friends and I might get together to go shopping or get lunch, but the whole avocado-toast-on-a-sun-drenched-patio-in-some-trendy-neighborhood-while-you-drink-bottomless-mimosas thing didn't come into play until well after...
Frozen Milk and Bread :: A Story of Meal Planning and Bulk Grocery Shopping
Growing up, my parents were extremely conservative with their money. It wasn’t that they didn’t have much, it was just that they lived by Dave Ramsey’s mantra: “Live like no one does today so...
Holidays 2,000 Miles From Family :: How We Created Our Own Thanksgiving Traditions
I love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the parties, I love the traditions, I love the feel of it all. But most of all, I love being with tons of...