Michelle Mady

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Michelle is a lifelong New Englander, living in Stoneham and working in Charlestown.  She is a preschool and toddler teacher at a small private preschool.  She holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, which has come in useful at both work and home.  She has a supportive stay-at-home-dad for a husband, and is a mom of five children.  She has three boys in Middle and High School as well as two girls in Elementary School.  She teaches Infant and Toddler classes for Early Ed teachers, runs workshops for parents through Boston Naps, and runs her own business, The Parenting Survival Expert, offering parenting tips and support.  In her spare time, she can be found reading a murder mystery novel, sipping far too much coffee and dreaming of a home in the mountains.
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Visiting Boston :: Children’s Hot Spots

I was born and raised in the Boston area, and my mother always filled our weekends with activities and outings. So I have brought a bit of that into my own parenting! Plus, as...

Can You Hear Me Now? Cell Phones and Kids

I remember my first cell phone. It was ZacK Morris-esque and had room to save nine phone numbers. Texting was more difficult than it was worth — we used acronyms, not to be cute,...

Family Dinner Bonding Time :: Who Would Win?

“Who would win? One of every Pokémon — or a million lions?” At first thought, this sounds like such a silly question. Who would think of this? But this one question describes the most precious...

Valentine’s Day :: Romantic Event, or Yet Another Obligation?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Ugh. GREAT! Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband. I love romance. I love, well, LOVE. But a day with so much emphasis on society’s definition of romance is...

Girl Scouts :: It’s Not All Cookies and Crafts

I was a Girl Scout for a few years growing up, and although I remember my scouting time fondly, I wouldn’t have said it made a huge impression on me overall. I had some...

New Year, Same Me :: My Breakup With Resolutions

Every January we turn the page on the old and start fresh, ringing in the new year. There’s a new calendar on the wall. I've switched out the planner in my purse. I go...

Becoming a Local Tourist :: Rediscovering Boston’s Charlestown

I am a preschool teacher in Charlestown. We bring the children to the Bunker Hill Monument to play in the grass. We walk to the Navy Yard to wave to the USS Constitution.  The...

First Day of School :: High School vs. Kindergarten — Which Is Harder?

The first day of school is hard. It's hard on the kids, the teachers, and the parents. But there is a sense of ease once a child is acclimated to their school. A familiarity...

Cooking for Kids :: 4 Easy Meal Ideas for Overwhelmed Days

My husband is our family cook. He can open the fridge, without a prior plan, and come up with an amazing, healthy, and delicious dinner each night. He has a knack for figuring out...

Moving to Greater Boston: Stoneham

Maybe you’ve been in Boston for years, but you’re now having kids and looking to relocate. Maybe you’re planning a move to the Boston area from another city in the U.S. or abroad, and...
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Date Night :: Strengthening My Marriage From Our Own Home

My husband and I have five children and have been married for 15 years. A few years ago, we discovered that with busy lives and many routines, we were sinking into the abyss that...
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The Stay-at-Home Dad :: An Ode to My Husband

I have always wanted to be a preschool teacher. When I was a little girl, I loved nothing more than creating lessons for my little sister so I could "teach" her various things (which...