The "new normal" is what we're calling this chaotic time in our lives, and while it is new, it is anything but normal. For a mama who is completely averse to change, this has been a struggle. No amount...
It seems like car seat regulations and guidelines change with each kid I have. I know the basics of car seat safety, and I think I am following the correct guidelines. But honestly, I know there are some things...
Prior to quarantine, social distancing, and all that has come with COVID-19, the phrase “it takes a village” could have been put on a nice wooden sign or on a greeting card. Now, it should be etched in stone...
Let's talk periods for just a minute... If you don't have one or don't want to read, feel free to scroll on by. I know it's a bit of a taboo subject, but maybe you, like me, have some questions...
To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together. I see your fear while you hug your little ones closer and closer every day,...
There are few things I love more than spending the day out in the yard with my family. Honestly, our tiny yard has been a saving grace on the hardest of days, and I'm so thankful to have some...
With everything going on in our world right now, it's easy to forget about all the good coming our way soon. Long days spent in the backyard. The happy screeches of sweaty kids dirty from a day of rolling...
Long before I had my children, I had "my kids" — aka, my students. While giving birth and raising my girls is an entirely different experience, I still care tremendously for my kids. For the past 17 years, anywhere...
We are better than this, my friends. Fellow moms, we are used to loving selflessly, giving when we don’t think we have anything left, and caring even when we don’t want to. Now is the time for us to lead. Not (just) by how well prepared we are or how well we protect our own families (although both are important), but by how we love our neighbors.
In the midst of everything, I'm secretly a little happy about having a few weeks with my kiddo unexpectedly. I'm excited for board games, movie nights, endless games of hopscotch, and bubbles in the backyard. However, I'm also going to need to keep my kiddo's mind occupied at least long enough for me to shower and maintain some of my sanity. The reality is that I'm an introvert and she's an extrovert, and when she's uttered 300,000 words before lunch my brain feels a little fried.
This isn't easy. Mostly because I, too, am angry and scared and sad. I want to go back to normal. Unfortunately, it looks like this is the new normal, at least for a little while. As uncomfortable as I am, I can't take that out on others. And while I'm happy that everyone has a newfound love for handwashing, I'd like to encourage a love for kindness, compassion, and love itself.
My parents are 73 years old. My in-laws are 69 and 70. I am fortunate to have all four of these wonderful people in my life — and healthy. To be honest, I had not yet started to give...
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Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: December 2021

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