Susan Curley Burton

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The Jimmy Fund Girls

The doorbell rang and a group of four adorable girls were on the other side of my door selling cookies.  They came in, introduced themselves, and asked if I wanted to donate money to...

Somewhere Between Top Chef and Chef Boyardee

As a mother, I strive to create healthy meals for my family.  I am committed to giving them a wide variety of foods that are low in fat, big on flavor.  Some days these meals get a...
pregnant belly-thoughts on becoming an older mom

Thoughts On Becoming An Older Mom

Recently, a friend told me of their experience going to the obstetrician.  These friends, like most couples, were excited, terrified, and bewildered about the pregnancy.  Every couple faced with a pregnancy, planned or unplanned, is...
crayons in heart bowl

Finding the Joy in Parenting

Parenting is a messy job.  But it really is the best job.  How can you compare the snuggles, the beautiful pictures, and the endless hours reading children's books to anything else in the world?...
kids and allergies; what parents need to know

Kids and Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

Headlines everywhere are reporting "This Allergy Season Will Be The Worst."  The reasons for this include climate warming, long term increases in carbon dioxide, last summer's rising temperatures, and the record breaking snow totals of...

Happy National Library Week!

Instead of doing the typical list of story times, I decided to talk to some of the wonderful women at my library.  I am fortunate and grateful to have an exceptional library in my...

Why Making Mom Friends is Important

There are countless articles about how to find and make friends once you become a mother.  When I was pregnant I didn't think I needed any new friends.  I had a large social network-work...

Choosing the Right Pediatrician

As a parent, you do a lot of research to determine how to best meet the needs of your family.  One of the most important choices you can make is finding a pediatrician for...

The Working Mom’s Dilemma

I had waited so long to have my first child and loved every moment of being a Mom, but my maternity leave was coming to an end.  It was time for me to return to...
Dr. Seuss book

Read Across America Day

Read Across America day is the celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.  What a wonderful event!  The celebration of a man who wrote the classics-Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Hop On Pop, Green Eggs...

Snow Day Fun!

Oh the weather outside is frightful and the Boston winters are long!  So what is a Mama to do when the kids can't go outside to play?  Kids have short attention spans so it...