Angie V Martin

Angie V Martin
Angie, who loves soft spoken guided meditations and all things cozy, is not soft spoken at all! She is a big lover of coffee, hugs, cozy blankets and telling it like it is. She values friendship and connection as well as honesty and loyalty, while not being a huge fan of small talk. Angie has been married for 12 years and has two kiddos ages 8 and 5 as well as a fur baby, Hobie the Boxer (who has his own Insta account go follow him)! Angie has been a practicing attorney in the public interest field for 13 years, and is currently the Pro Bono Director at local non-profit Veterans Legal Services. She also runs her own business as a Certified Life Purpose and Leadership Coach, partnering with mamas who are ready to let go of comparisonitis, shame, and guilt to start embracing their truest SELF so they can navigate life in confidence and secure in who they are as Women, not just Moms. Angie loves supporting mamas through her Instagram account and planning ways for them to come together to share and support one another. She loves being a contributor for Boston Moms, where she can spread her message far and wide in the hopes of having a positive impact on as many moms as possible!
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It’s Time We Take Off the “Masks” We Wear

I am about to get very real with you, mama. You may not like what I’m about to say. But it’s important, and I am frankly tired of biting my tongue.   You are beautiful,...
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Snow Days Should Be Snow Days, Not Remote Learning Days

This year, snow days are causing heated discussions like never before. I have heard of school districts that have decided there will be no snow days at all. Instead, on days when kids and teachers...
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Can We Keep Mom Guilt at Bay During the Holidays?

Who else looks forward to the holiday season every year, completely forgetting the push and pull that comes with being a mom? Who else gets excited about all the "free" time that comes with time...
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It Takes A Village, But There Is No Village. So What Do We Do?

We’ve all heard and used the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We have all probably joked about the lack of said village, too. The thing is, though, that...
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I Didn’t Expect My Friendships to Be Affected by a Pandemic

Back in March, when we were asked to stay home because of this "novel" coronavirus situation, most of us had no idea what we were in for. At first, when we thought we’d be...
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The Unexpected Way Screens Are Making My Son Well-Rounded

Guilty! My kids are allowed to use screens. We have limits and ground rules, yes, but they use tablets, video game consoles, and TV streaming platforms on certain days and at designated...
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What to Read and Who to Learn from as You Become an Anti-Racist Mom

As the last few months have shown us, many of us have A LOT to learn — and put into action — when it comes to understanding systemic racism in our society and in...

How I Met Your Father

    Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story… the story of how I met your father. Why have I decided to do this, you ask? Well, because I like to think our...
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The Power of the Morning Meeting… at Home

For those of us whose kids have attended (or up until recently were attending) preschool or elementary school, the phrase "morning meeting" will likely sound familiar. Whether you have heard this before or this...
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I Didn’t Expect to Have to Worry About My Parents Yet

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...
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The Days Are Getting Longer… And So Are My Early Morning Walks

These morning walks have changed my life. I promise I am not dramatizing it. Getting to see the beginning of a new day full of possibilities is nothing short of a blessing. And with the days getting longer comes earlier sunrises, which is my favorite part of my walks.
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Using Books to Teach Our Kids About Diversity

Also commonly known as Black History Month, "National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens...
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This Year, Do THIS Instead of Making New Year’s Resolutions

It is well known that New Year's resolutions seldom work out (80% of people do not keep them). So how about we consider something different for this year's transition from 2019 into 2020?
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An Open Letter to the Ladies Who Sat Next To Us at a ‘Family-Friendly’...

See, things have changed a lot. Parents of young kids these days can be distracted — myself included. We have a lot going on, and technology and social media have created an additional burden on us despite all the ways they have made life easier. In part because of all the information we have available, we are constantly judging ourselves. Moms in particular struggle with comparing themselves and their parenting abilities to those of everyone they follow on Instagram or are friends with on Facebook.
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Running to Break Through the Maternal Wall

We all have some version of a 10K in our lives. We all have a challenge ahead of us that we can use to break through the maternal wall. And we can shatter all the ideas out there that limit us as women who happen to also be moms. I hope my story will inspire you to find out what your 10K is and decide that you will get through it and come out stronger than when you started. I know you can.