Deanna Greenstein

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
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Boston-Area Easter Guide :: Bunnies, Brunches, and Egg Hunts!

The Boston area is hopping with family-friendly Easter activities!  Simon Malls Capture a picture with the Easter bunny at Simon Malls, through March 31! You can bypass the line when you register online here! Burlington Mall, Burlington Cape...
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My Daughter’s ADHD Journey :: A Surprising Diagnosis

My daughter has always been described using what I believe to be “stereotypical” little girl descriptors. From the moment her infant lips learned to coo, she hasn’t stopped talking. Learning words has only exacerbated this...
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The 7 Stages of Getting the Kids Ready in the Morning

To this point, I have been getting children ready for school for seven years, three months, and a handful of days. That equals out to about 1,400 school mornings. Through this experience, I can...
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Learning Altruism From My 10-Year-Old :: Donating the Gift of Life

I have known my friend Cheri since middle school — we've sustained our friendship for over a quarter of a century. Though never best friends, we have remained a constant in each other's lives....

Holiday Activities :: Visit “USA Christmas Town” for the Brockton Holiday Parade!

For 364 days a year, Brockton, Massachusetts, is known as the City of Champions. On the last Saturday in November, though, Brockton transforms into a far more magical place — USA Christmas Town awaits! James...
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Lessons Learned From My Son’s Purple Crocs

My son has a fondness for Crocs. To be crystal clear, when I say “fondness,” I really mean “a whole hearted dedication so deep it would make Mario Batali genuflect in his honor.” Nary...

To My Son, As You Begin Middle School

Hey Bud, It's Mom. You've just entered the sixth grade. Middle school. This is a big step for both of us. I am not quite sure I am ready to be a parent to a...
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Seuss Is in Springfield! Make the Trip!

Seuss is in Springfield! You should hop, skip, or run! Seuss is in Springfield! Bring your kids, it is fun!  Two hours from Boston In a trip in your car, Give or take a few minutes, It's really not far! We made...
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11 Truths About My Large Family

As a mom, one of the most common questions I am asked is how many children I have. When people hear that the answer is five, I am typically met with one of three...
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Safe At Second :: The Story of My Son’s First Baseball Injury

It's amazing how different siblings can be. My second son, now nearly 10 years old, played on a farm league baseball team when he was about 5. Farm league, for those who don't spend...