Megan Samborski

Megan is a mom of two daughters (2012, 2014) and lives with her family in Stoneham, MA. Her interest in writing began as a child and developed throughout her study of Journalism at St. Bonaventure University, where she graduated in 2003. Megan's love for New England began in 2006 when she moved from her hometown of Syracuse, NY to pursue her masters degree in Marketing Communications at Emerson College. Boston holds a special place in her heart as the city where she met and married her husband, started a family and has planted roots. In her professional career, Megan focuses on positive youth development, community outreach and mental health awareness. Loves: Family, friends, dogs, being a mom of girls, reading, Netflix, holidays, the ocean, fall in New England. Could do Without: Winter, snow (besides at Christmas), being late, traffic.
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The Virtual Burnout :: In-Person Connection Can’t Be Replaced

If there is one adage I can relate to over the course of COVID-19, it's "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone." One of countless things I admittedly took for granted pre-pandemic...
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A New Twist on the Traditional Pizza Party

Serving up the same old pizza at every party can get monotonous. Enter The Urban Epicurean — my new favorite go-to for the perfect Boston pizza festivity.
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On Bittersweet Mother’s Day

I started the tradition over a decade ago. I had moved to Boston from where I grew up in central New York and had my first taste of a more independent adult life outside...
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Please, God, Protect My Child at School Today

It's been just over a week since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — yet another tragedy that has raised my anxiety about the safety of our children.
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Fun Ways to Share the Love With Your Kids This Valentine’s Day

While many of us associate Valentine's Day with romantic gestures like fancy dinners out and long-stemmed roses, it's really just a simple day to tell people you love them — and who better to...
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The Reality of Raising a Family Away From Family

I'll never forget what the nurse said to me the day I was being released from the hospital after my first child was born. I'm sure I looked like the typical new mom as...

Taking the Chaos Out of Christmas

Every year during the month of December, I repeat several hopeful promises to myself: In coming years, I WILL SHOP EARLIER. I will do holiday errands early and check off my "to-do list" before...

Costumes From Our 1980s Childhood Are Back This Halloween!

A few weeks ago I asked my daughter what kind of theme she wanted for her fifth birthday party. Her response? "Smurfs." The next week I asked her what she wanted to be for...

Leaf-Peeping Drives from Boston

I love fall. No seriously, LOVE it. The crispness of the air, pumpkin and apple picking, jeans and flannels... the list goes on and on. One of my favorite parts of this miraculous shift...
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5 Services to Help You Win at the Kids Consignment Game

If there is one thing all moms know, it's how incredibly fast kids go through clothing. Whether they grow out of them in a matter of weeks due to an unfortunately timed growth spurt...
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Best Boston-Area Beaches for Kids

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking of beach days! Anyone who has taken young children to the beach knows the importance of finding a local spot that...
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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Boston

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we have some fun ideas for celebrating the special day for moms right here in Boston. Duckling Day Sunday, May 14 10 a.m. Join Boston-area families during the annual Duckling Day...
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5 Wise Parenting Lessons I Learned from My Dog

Before there were children in my life, there was my first baby — my beloved dog, Ben. Ben was a yellow lab rescue dog from Tennessee my husband and I adopted shortly after we...
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No Babysitter Required :: 5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas at Home

Valentine's Day is almost here, which means couples will have to decide if they will fall into the "stay in" or the "go out" date night category. While I always welcome nights out and...

Embracing Early Intervention

As a mom of two kids under the age of 4, the last few years of my life have revolved around witnessing an endless flood of firsts. First smiles, first steps, first words. As...