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Flying Solo :: Tips for Traveling Alone With Kids

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Our family has traveled quite a bit since my 2-year-old twins came along. Each flight has, of course, been a different adventure. Babies and toddlers change so quickly, so what worked one time might...
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5 Membership Ideas for Boston Family Fun

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As a SAHM to two toddlers, I like to have access to fun and engaging places to take my kids that will entertain them and get us out of the house. Luckily, there's no...

Mom Guilt Isn’t Welcome Here :: 8 Ways I Build Myself Up

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I didn't realize mom guilt was a thing until I was a new mom. I began to hear other moms talk about it — a LOT. I have friends who say they feel guilty that...
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6 Perfect Playdate Parks Near Boston

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I don't know about you, but I love a good park playdate. The kids get to run wild and free with their friends, we all get a little fresh air and vitamin D, and I...

Breath-Holding Spells

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One of my twins is a breath-holder. Breath-holding is what it sounds like — a child involuntarily holds his breath in response to a physical or emotional trigger. They sometimes start to turn a...

5 Simple Sensory Bins

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Sensory bins are a favorite activity at our house. A sensory bin is a container filled with things to touch and explore. Young children learn through touch, and sensory bins are a wonderful way to...

Hello, Spring! Celebrating Spring In and Around Boston

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New England weather, you are too much. A few weeks ago when it was pushing 70 degrees and I was walking home from a day at the playground, I saw crocuses! Those little purple...

Toddler Yoga at Coolidge Corner Yoga

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I started practicing yoga a few months before I got pregnant, I continued through my pregnancy with prenatal yoga, and I even took my twins to mommy and me yoga — all at Coolidge...
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Prenatal Yoga In and Around Boston

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Before I got pregnant I was regularly doing yoga, so it felt like a natural step to continue my yoga practice in pregnancy. Prenatal yoga has many benefits for both mama and baby. It is...

Baby Sign Language :: Giving My Toddlers a Voice

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My twins have just entered toddlerhood. It is intense. Almost everyone says the first year with twins is the hardest, but I thoroughly enjoy babies. And while I was (and still am) certainly sleep...

A Boston Christmas :: Traditions I Can’t Wait to Try

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Last Christmas, we kept our holiday season pretty low key. My twins were just 4 months old, and between the general craziness of having two infants and a plague-like cold turned bronchiolitis, we didn't exactly...
Music Together with Groovy Baby Music

Music Together with Groovy Baby Music

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I was so excited when I found out I had the opportunity to try one of Groovy Baby Music's summer classes! I wouldn't call myself a particularly musical person — I played the flute (poorly)...
Dear New Twin Mama, Welcome to the Club! | Boston Moms Blog

Dear New Twin Mama

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Dear New Twin Mama, Finding out you are expecting twins is simultaneously joyful, terrifying, and exciting. Maybe you spent years undergoing fertility treatments to get to this point, or maybe it was the biggest, most unexpected...
10 Great Back-to-School Books

10 Great Back-to-School Books

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I've seen all the back-to-school displays at Target, so I know summer is officially winding down and families are gearing up for school. When I was teaching, I spent the first week of school...
Free Summer Fun for Littles around Boston - Boston Moms Blog

Free Summer Fun for Littles around Boston

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This is my second summer as a mama but my first where we are actually out and about doing things! My 11-month-old twins are soaking up the world around them (and eating it —...