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 and community. New friends and...
I am the kind of mom who can’t think straight if the house is too disorganized. I live by the mantra, "A place for everything, and everything in its place." As much as I’ve tried to save cleaning up...
As a long-time educator, I cringe when I see back-to-school sales in July (soon to be followed by Halloween candy at CVS in August!). Most parents, however, anxiously await Labor Day weekend, knowing their kids will be back in...
Coming up on my son’s third birthday has me realizing that unless life throws a very unexpected surprise my way, I have raised my last 2-year-old. As many milestones are, this realization is bittersweet.  For me, age 2 is hard....
First, I need to let you all know I do not have Snapchat. I also do not have TikTok. I think I have a Twitter account, but I'm not really sure how to use it. I also have Instagram,...
"Mommy, read 'Hop on Pop.'" "I want milk." "Mommy, play puzzle." These are only a handful of the commands I’m given multiple times a day by my 2-year-old son. We are working on saying "please" and "thank you." Sometimes he gets it...
While having a conversation with my youngest son, I recognized a facial expression I know well. Oh my, I do that.  I remember watching our boys play in their first soccer games when they were each around 4 years old...
I’ve been a mother for five years now, and I pretty much consider myself an expert. Don’t worry, I’m laughing hysterically at myself. Most (all) days I have no idea what I’m doing. However, there are definitely some very...
Sitting on the floor near the oranges and apples in the market, my then 3-year-old screamed, "I hate shopping! I want to go home and play with my trucks!" "He's fine," I reassured my fellow shoppers as they stopped and...
As a former water safety instructor and lifeguard — and likely more importantly the daughter of parents who experienced a toddler drowning — I take water safety extremely seriously. The many parents who have, unfortunately, experienced this tragedy know these...
When a child hits a "money-saving milestone," it can mean a complete lifestyle change for a family. Certain milestones, like aging out of daycare into public school, transitioning from formula to solids, and successfully potty training can have a...
Teens are tricky, and sometimes finding common ground is even trickier.  As a former high school teacher, I have definitely experienced the high and low points of teenagerhood — from a third-party perspective, at least. One thing I learned very...
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Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: December 2021

The holiday season is upon us, and the Boston area is packed full of fun (and festive!) family activities! Need some ideas to get out...