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I know this sounds silly. Because Gary Chapman's bestselling book, 'The Five Love Languages,' has been around for nearly 25 years. But I never knew what the love languages were until very recently when I stumbled upon an online 'love language' quiz. It was a major game changer.
The fact is, this isn't about bento box at all. This is about the constant pressures of motherhood, the constant fear that we are not providing the best for our children, and the constant battle of social comparison. To me, the bento box encapsulates the constant striving for perfection. And, the fact is, I'm done striving for perfection. I'm striving to be perfectly fine.
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We Broke the Rules

Tonight, we broke the rules. It had to be done to save my sanity. And the world didn't end. The rule is no TV on school days. It's not up for debate. But tonight, it all felt like too much. After...
Three years ago, we went to New Hampshire. Two years ago, we went to Walt Disney World. Last year, we went to the Azores. This year... we are going nowhere. It's a summer-long staycation. And while it's somewhat disappointing...
Meet Rachael Oluokun — mom of seven and founder of Mama O's Bakery! Moms don’t get the recognition they deserve! As a business run BY local moms FOR local moms, Boston Moms is excited to showcase the hard work local...
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