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A Little Chicken Nugget Never Hurt Nobody

All the mamas of picky eaters, raise your hands! **Waves hand super high.** I feel you. I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. It is so frustrating. You are not alone. I am blessed...
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To Instant Pot — or Not?

It seems like everywhere I turn lately, someone is raving about the Instant Pot. “Made dinner in 15 minutes flat!” “Best chicken I’ve ever had!” “It even makes pasta!” Facebook, the news, my friends —...

Go Away, Fall, I’m Not Ready Yet

I’m loving summer. The heat waves, the beach, the lobster rolls, the al fresco dining… the list goes on and on. Let’s just say I’m happy. And the rest of Boston seems to have...
Drinking Rosé All Day - Boston Moms Blog

Drinking Rosé All Day

Summer’s in full swing, and warm weather is in the air (for a few months, at least). Which means rosé season is finally here. Cue the trumpets. I used to be a red-in-winter and white-in-summer...

Kids Play Free :: 8 Places to Check Out in Boston

It's summer time! Time to pack up the kiddos and explore all Boston has to offer. I’ve rounded up my top eight fun and free-for-kids activities to do in the area while the warm weather lasts. Take...

Father’s Day :: The Reality

My husband doesn’t ask for much. So when I asked him last year what he wanted for Father’s Day, he shrugged. “I dunno. To sleep in and golf?” My husband works hard. He owns a...

Surviving the Flu with Two Under Two

Last week all sorts of illnesses came bombing through my house. My 2-year-old got a stomach bug, quickly followed by a nasty cough with fluid in her lungs, which required a nebulizer and antibiotics....
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Spring Cleaning :: Where to Donate in Boston

Break out the broom — it’s spring cleaning time! I love opening up my windows (once this snow is gone!), making my house spic and span, organizing rooms, and cleaning out closets. I always...
Barbie Got a new Booty - So Now What? - Boston Moms Blog

Barbie Got a Booty — So Now What?

Really, Time Magazine? That’s all you’ve got for us? With all the real news happening daily? And Mattel, what’s going on — revenue down? Last week we learned that Barbie would be given a more...
surviving the holidays with a newborn - Boston Moms Blog

Surviving the Holidays with a Newborn

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time for holiday parties with family, cocktails with friends, and themed play dates with the tots. It's also a time for germy cousins, tipsy besties, and...

Babywearing for Beginners

I thought babywearing looked weird and overly complicated at first. It seemed like lots of belts and buckles and chunky baby thighs being smushed. Plus, I had a baby who constantly wanted to be held — could...
parenting perspectives:: Comfort items; no love for loveys

Parenting Perspectives: No Love for Lovies

Motherhood comes with a host of choices about what is best for you, your family, and your children. We at Boston Moms Blog are a diverse group of moms who want to embrace these...

No Sleep Till… Funny Stuff I Did While Totally Sleep Deprived

As we count down the weeks until baby number two joins us, my husband and I have been reminiscing about the newborn days. You know, that cute, squishy phase where all they do is eat, sleep,...
colorful painted hands: getting your toddler (and yourself) ready for daycare

Getting Your Toddler (and Yourself) Ready for Day Care

I’ve been lucky. I mean really lucky. Blessed, really. To date, I haven’t paid a single cent for child care. My mom and mother-in-law have taken care of my daughter, P, since she was four...
when breastfeeding sucks, yeah, sometimes it does

When Breastfeeding Sucks. Yeah, Sometimes It Does.

Note: This week is National Breastfeeding Week. We celebrate, support, and honor all ways moms choose to feed and nourish their children. At almost nine months pregnant, I decided I would give breastfeeding a shot....