Michelle Mady

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Michelle is a lifelong New Englander who lives in Stoneham and works in Charlestown. She is a preschool and toddler teacher at a small private preschool and 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, plus two girls in elementary school. Michelle 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.

I Am a Mom of 5, but I Don’t Love My Kids the Same

I love my children, and there are times I feel I was put on this earth to raise these five humans. Being a mom is the best part of my life, and I can't...

A Day of Family Fun at King Richard’s Faire!

Fall is my favorite season. I love everything from the crisp leaves to pumpkin spice to apple picking. But the fall tradition my family loves most of all? Visiting King Richard’s Faire in Carver! Renaissance faires...

Dear Coupons :: I Love You, but I Hate You

Disclaimer: Although this specific instance is about Kohl’s Cash, this scenario has also happened to me with Target rewards, Stop and Shop gas points, CVS Cares coupons, and so many other "discounts" — or,...

An Adventure in Boston Harbor :: Our Tips for Visiting George’s Island

There’s a lot to like about Boston. There are bustling city neighborhoods, quiet green spaces, and plenty of shopping and fun to be had! We have aquariums, museums, and parks galore. Our city is...
Visiting aquarium

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...