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Mommy Blogger vs. Real-Life Mom :: A Day in the Life

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We've all seen those mom blogs that are filled with gorgeous pictures of adorable kids and the beautiful mom who always all looks completely put together and polished. We may even follow them daily...

Being the Young Mom

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I always wanted to be a young mom. When I was younger, I couldn't wait to have babies. I pictured myself as a 25-year-old, taking my little ones to the park. Of course I...
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Let Them Do It Themselves

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One of the hardest parts about parenting a young child is having to do everything for them. You're taking care of another person, completely responsible for their well-being and livelihood. It's time consuming and stressful....
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Fun Toddler Snacks (That They’ll Actually Eat)

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Toddlers can be tricky creatures. One day they're obsessed with a favorite food, and the next they refuse to let a single bite of the very same dish through their lips. One day they're...
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Gardening with Kids

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I never thought I'd be much of a gardener. I don't particularly like getting dirty, and I have an actual phobia of worms. Growing up, I'd ask my mom to let me use a...
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How Am I the Mother of a Toddler Already? (Or, What Went Through My...

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All of the sudden I woke up the other day and I was the mother of a 2-year-old.  I know that literally everyone who already has kids says, "It goes by so fast!" when you...
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I’m Sick of People Saying a C-Section Is Just as Good as a Normal...

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I had a C-section with my son, and I feel cheated. I know, rationally, a birth is a birth. And the fact that I have my son is the most important thing. Yet, when...

When We Take Better Care of Our Children Than Ourselves

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I've been noticing more and more lately the inconsistencies between how we, as moms, care for our children compared to how we care for ourselves. I'm sure it's natural, and I'm not even saying...

Cloth Diapering :: It’s Easier Than You Think

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Every so often I see a post on a mommy group about cloth diapers, usually from someone thinking of using them but not sure if it's worth it, or not sure where to start,...

How to Get Through a Day with a Sick Toddler

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I have been extremely lucky to have made it through a year and a half of motherhood without dealing with any major illnesses. We've had a day of fever and a week of stuffy...
I Said I Would Never Want to Stop Breastfeeding — I Was Wrong

I Said I Would Never Want to Stop Breastfeeding — I Was Wrong

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When I had my son 20 short months ago, I knew I wanted to breastfeed him. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. He was born early and had to stay in...
Making Summer Memories With My Son | Boston Moms Blog

Making Summer Memories with My Son

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Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the summer time. Everything is relaxed and lazy and enjoyable during those long summer days — for the child, anyway. So far, this was only my second summer as...

Why I Won’t Write a Letter to My Mixed Son About Fear

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In the days following the recent violence between black Americans and police, I started to see the same posts on social media and blogs that always come up after these incidents. Letters from mothers to...