Lindsey Galvao

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My Daughter Wants Too Many Extracurricular Activities

"Mom, can I have ukulele lessons?" I nearly spit out my coffee when my daughter, barely 5 years old, snuck up behind me and made this request. "Honey, between swimming, dance, and choir, you already have...
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The Years Are Short

When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, a co-worker gave me a piece of advice: "The days are long, the years are short," he chuckled. But there was a knowing wisdom in that...
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Modeling Civic Engagement for Our Children

The past few months have been an eye-opening experience for me in regards to the limited knowledge some adults and children in my community have about civics. Defined as "the duties and the rights...
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Out-of-the-Box Valentine’s Day Ideas

It happens to all of us: In the midst of our crazy lives, Valentine's Day sneaks up out of nowhere. On February 14, panic ensues. There's a mad dash to find a sitter and...

What the First ‘Girl’ President Would Have Meant to My Girls

A few weeks ago, a police officer directed traffic at an event I attended with my daughters. When I rolled down my window, my oldest daughter realized the officer was a woman, and her eyes lit...

‘RSVP’ to Stacey Peasley

Mom confession: I don't really like listening to children's music. In general, I find it to be grating and irritating. That's why I was not only relieved but excited after listening to Stacey Peasley's latest...

Autumn Leaf Art :: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Fall is one of the best times of year in Boston. Between pumpkin patches, cider donuts, and the crisp morning air, there is so much to enjoy about the season. But my favorite part is...
Our Bedtime Story :: Be Kind, Be Brave, Work Hard

Our Bedtime Story :: Be Kind, Be Brave, Work Hard

"Once upon a time, there was a little girl who knew she could be whatever she wanted to be. So one morning she woke up and decided she was going to be a chef....

The Kids Are Happy

A collaboration between Boston Moms Blog and Leah LaRiccia Photography. As a stay-at-home mom of two girls, I often feel harried and stressed. As much as I try to stay "in the moment," those moments aren't...

Games to Play with Your Kids When You’re Tired

Let's face it — as much as we love our kids, this parenting gig is exhausting. And sometimes, two pots of coffee (for me) and four hours of Daniel Tiger (for them) might not be...

Teaching Love and Tolerance in the Wake of Tragedy

My heart is heavy from the horrific news of yet another mass shooting in this country. I crawled into my oldest daughter's bed last night and watched her sleep. As she sighed, I thought of...
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Why We Don’t Make Our Daughter Give Hugs

This past Christmas, we took my daughter to a holiday event with Santa Claus. Being 4 years old, she's pretty fascinated by the big man in the red suit, but she was scared to approach him....

How I Became a Mother :: A Birth Story

Mother's Day is on May 8 this year, and the upcoming holiday has us all reminiscing about the various ways we became mothers. Here is one such birth story. With sweat beading across my face, I...
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Haruhonpo Classic :: A Perfect Diaper Bag

This post is sponsored. However, we would not promote or work with a business we did not believe to be reputable or relevant to our readers. To be quite honest, one of the things I...

Thank You, Sister :: With Gratitude During the Flu Season

This post is for my sister. We have our differences, but one of the strands that ties us together is that we are both mothers. Your two boys are now entering adolescence, while I spend...