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Alexandra Etscovitz

8 Books That Teach Kids to Make the World a Better Place

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If there's anything the last year has taught us, it's that the fight for justice — and, more specifically, teaching our children what's right — lies in our hands. But how can we do...

Preparing Your First Child for Your Second Child

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So, you're ready to grow your family and can't wait to welcome another new bundle of joy! But is your first child ready? Ha — that was a trick question. Because the answer is almost...

Breaking the Stereotype :: Amazing Dads

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I saw a great comic posted on one of my mom groups on Facebook showing how moms are simply too busy to ask for help trying to do it all. It's brilliant and was...
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A Tribute to My Midwife, With Love

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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...
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Lice, Lice, Baby (Too Gross)!

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This is the article no one wants to read — let alone write. But this is my public service announcement after our experience with lice (ughhhhh). Gross, but true. After teaching school for over...

Boston Restaurants for Allergy Families :: Where You Can Eat and Be Safe

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Whether you are traveling to Boston or are simply new to this allergy game in the hub of the universe, here are some places to dine that should both feed and protect your family....
Valentine's Day - Boston Moms Blog

Valentine’s Day Art Projects

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Valentine's Day is approaching! You could go out and buy your cards, of course. But why not make your own this year? So much more heartfelt and fun!  Being a mom and art teacher means every season has...

5 Tips from a Minimalist Mom

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My journey to minimalism came as much of a shock to me as my family and friends. I like shiny new things just like anyone. I enjoy shopping and never thought much of it. But...

Post Election :: 7 Things You Can Do Right Now

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What a doozy, America. Once you are ready to take action, here are seven things you can do right now, post election. 1. Talk to your kids about kindness Kindness matters. We are a country made of...

Family Dinner :: My Favorite Time of Day

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A collaboration between Boston Moms Blog and Leah LaRiccia Photography. We all break some parenting rules here and there so we can get by, right? For one, don't talk to me in the morning. I'm not...
5 Fast Father's Day Gift Ideas - Boston Moms Blog

5 Fast Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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He is the best — and you want to show it! But where do you even begin to say thank you to the man who you all love so much — especially since you're...
My Mama Mantra :: You Are Not Alone

My Mama Mantra :: You Are Not Alone

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This post is dedicated to my seven (!) pregnant or new mom colleagues, with love. Welcome to the mommy club! It was that moment of transition, the one of deep intensity when I was birthing my...

7 Family Day Trips from Boston

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Being a Bostonian is pretty amazing. They don't call it the hub of the universe for nothing, right? There is a whole bucket list of fun things to do in Boston, but sometimes you just...

In Defense of a Little Television

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My friend and I were new moms, walking the Arboretum on a beautiful Boston spring day, when she turned to me and said, "I have a confession — I'm a bad mom sometimes." I...
This Mom's Dinner Plan :: Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas - Boston Moms Blog

This Mom’s Dinner Plan :: Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas

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We all know the family dinner has proven to be one of the most important parts of a kid's day, providing children with a time to bond and talk with siblings and parents. It has...