Michelle Mady

Michelle is a lifelong New Englander, living in Stoneham and working in Charlestown.  She is a preschool and toddler teacher at a small private preschool.  She holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, which has come in useful at both work and home.  She has a supportive stay-at-home-dad for a husband, and is a mom of five children.  She has three boys in Middle and High School as well as two girls in Elementary School.  She teaches Infant and Toddler classes for Early Ed teachers, runs workshops for parents through Boston Naps, and runs her own business, The Parenting Survival Expert, offering parenting tips and support.  In her spare time, she can be found reading a murder mystery novel, sipping far too much coffee and dreaming of a home in the mountains.

First Day of School :: High School vs. Kindergarten — Which Is Harder?

The first day of school is hard. It's hard on the kids, the teachers, and the parents. But there is a sense of ease once a child is acclimated to their school. A familiarity...

Cooking for Kids :: 4 Easy Meal Ideas for Overwhelmed Days

My husband is our family cook. He can open the fridge, without a prior plan, and come up with an amazing, healthy, and delicious dinner each night. He has a knack for figuring out...

Moving to Greater Boston: Stoneham

Maybe you’ve been in Boston for years, but you’re now having kids and looking to relocate. Maybe you’re planning a move to the Boston area from another city in the U.S. or abroad, and...
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Date Night :: Strengthening My Marriage From Our Own Home

My husband and I have five children and have been married for 15 years. A few years ago, we discovered that with busy lives and many routines, we were sinking into the abyss that...
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The Stay-at-Home Dad :: An Ode to My Husband

I have always wanted to be a preschool teacher. When I was a little girl, I loved nothing more than creating lessons for my little sister so I could "teach" her various things (which...
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Baby’s First Birthday :: What Gift to Get?

I remember each of my children’s first birthdays. I remember the stress in making it just right. From the decorations to the food, from the cake to the favors, from the pictures that needed...

5 Virtual Activities to Entertain on a Rainy Day

Boston winters are long. They are really long, really cold, and really isolating. And then comes spring, which often brings rainy days, extreme wind, and continued time indoors. Factor in the closure of so...

Changing Perspective :: How My Interview with a Teenager Resolved My Parenting Failures

Parenting is a matter of perspective. In 2005, I got married and gave birth to my first child. In my perspective, our new life was filled with excitement and joy. I was a new wife...
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Confessions of a Yelling Mom :: Keep It Together by Being Mindful

Yes, I yell. I am a preschool teacher and am so patient with my students. I am often complimented on how calm and chill I am in the classroom. Children respond so well to gentle...