I love my son beyond words. He is the sweetest, cutest, funniest little guy out there. I live for his hugs and snuggles, and his curiosity and excitement for life is contagious. He also annoys the ever living sh*t...
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 all the razor burn and...
Dear Husband, Thanks for cleaning the kitchen every night while we’re all asleep. I know you don’t get enough sleep as a result, but when I come downstairs in the morning and I can see the counter, I feel like...
"Once upon a time, there was a little girl who knew she could be whatever she wanted to be. So one morning she woke up and decided she was going to be a chef. She worked very hard to...
Yes! Finally! Fall is here! After a sweltering summer, I can (almost) forget that winter is coming, because fall has finally arrived. Fall is my absolute favorite season — pumpkin patches, apple picking, and cute boots abound. It's also time...
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Weathering the Storm

I should have seen it coming. Like dark clouds rolling in, the signs should have been clear as day. Smoldering glares and bursts of attitude all night long; two long days of barely seeing us, and the telltale beginnings...
It was November 9, 2016. It was a highly emotional day for me and many others in my community, and I needed to distract myself for a bit. I wandered over to my local library branch, and the book...
I met my midwife on the day I was born. Nancy Wainer was my mother's own labor assistant. She was right there at Brigham and Women's Hospital, supporting my parents as they welcomed me into the world via a VBAC...
Last December, my parents took my siblings and our families to New York City, complete with tickets to the Broadway play "Something Rotten," a funny parody on William Shakespeare. One of the show's songs, "It's Hard to Be the Bard," has...
This is my second summer with my baby girl, who is now a curiosity-charged, energetic toddler. Watching her run around, explore, and test boundaries — and seeing her joy as she learns new things — has me thinking about...
Military moms are extraordinary.   There are those moms who serve our country in the Armed Forces, leaving their children behind while defending our country. There are also moms whose spouses are often deployed for long periods of time, often...

Be the Nicest Mom in the Room

A few years ago, I joined a Facebook group of parents who were pledging to not yell — or yell less — at their kids. The goal was a year without yelling. Around month three, I was failing miserably...
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Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: January 2022

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