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Deanna Greenstein

Deanna Greenstein
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Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com

Summer Festivals in Boston!

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From music to crafts and everything in between, summer festivals abound in the Boston area! Find something for everyone to enjoy, and be sure to let us know how much fun you had in the comments!
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Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Events for Families This July

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Summer is officially in full swing! Whether you are catching a free outdoor movie, finding a new playground, checking off items on your summer bucket list or attending some beautiful fireworks, July promises to be full of summertime fun! Check out our monthly events guide to get some great ideas for Boston family fun this July!
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Get In The Picture, Mama!

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The images Karyn captured that day are everything I had hoped they would be. In the photos, I don't see a mom who is uncomfortable in her frame. I don't see forced smiles or awkward poses. I see my family as we are. Goofy and playful, close-knit. Real. And I am right there in the middle of it all. In the picture. Right where I belong.
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Fireworks and Family Fun! Fourth of July in Boston and Beyond

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The Fourth of July is a great time for family fun! There are family-friendly festivities going on across the state in celebration of our nation's independence. Boston Moms Blog wishes you a safe, happy, and fun-filled Fourth!
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KinderCare Seaport Grand Opening!

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The KinderCare center itself was absolutely gorgeous. Ramps from floor to floor made it accessible for all. Each classroom was bright and cheerful, with large windows overlooking the Seaport district. Inspirational quotes and Boston-themed accessories and decorations adorned the walls, making this Boston-loving girl feel right at home! Each classroom held a myriad of educational toys that encouraged creative play, neatly organized into centers.
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2019 Boston Summer Bucket List!

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It is finally that wonderful time of year! The weather is perfect, the days are long, and it is time to slow down and enjoy the endless possibilities of a Boston summer. Whether your speed is catching a Sox game, going on a staycation adventure, or lounging by the pool, we have some great ideas to keep your family entertained this summer!
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Free Outdoor Movies in Boston :: Summer 2019

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Boston summer nights are the perfect backdrop for free outdoor movies with the family! With locations all over the city, you've got dozens of options throughout the summer to view a favorite flick under the stars. Pack up your blankets, your favorite movie snacks, and your little ones, and get ready for a night of family fun!

Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This June

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Summer kicks off this month, and we couldn't be more excited! It is officially time to enjoy the fun, sun, and excitement of a Boston summer! Check out our monthly events guide to get some great ideas for family fun this June!
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Avoiding the Summer Slide With Our Partners at KinderCare

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Kids who spend more time playing outside are better creative problem solvers and have improved focus and cognitive skills. It can be tough to resist the urge to let screens do the work, but summer is the perfect time to get out and get those bodies moving!
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5 Concerts to Take Your Kids To (That Aren’t Kids Bands!)

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Live music is a fantastic experience, no matter your age! Who doesn't remember the excitement of seeing a band perform live on stage for the first time? Taking your kids to a live concert can be a bit tricky, though. There is only so much Kidz Bop a parent can take. But is a "real" concert going to be family friendly? Here are a few bands that put on a great show that will be loved by both the parents and the kids alike!
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To My “Mom Village”

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Moms who don’t think twice when I ask to use them as an emergency contact (and then dutifully show up to pick up my sick kid when the school nurse calls).

Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This May

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April showers have given way to May flowers! There are many events in and around Boston this May, guaranteeing that you and your family will have tons of ways to enjoy springtime in our fantastic city! Check out our monthly events guide to get some great ideas for family fun!
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Boston-Area Easter Guide 2019

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The Boston area is hopping with family-friendly Easter activities! Whether you are on the hunt for some colorful eggs, seeking out some crafty activities, or looking for a place to have brunch with the bunny himself, we've got you covered!
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Potty Training Your Toddler in 30 Easy Steps :: A Definitive Guide

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Step 1. Stop in diaper aisle. Mutter to self about flushing money down the toilet with each diaper purchase. Realize that diapers don't actually come in any larger size before they begin to be labeled for adult incontinence. Side eye toddler.
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My Kids Are Addicted to Fortnite

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Even when they weren't playing the game, it was all they could think about. They were addicted to Fortnite. Talking to other moms about it, I found that Fortnite addiction isn't limited to my own house. It's running rampant in the tween-age set.