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Summer is here, and body-shaming memes are starting to go viral. It’s no surprise “summer bod vibes” are in full effect here in Boston. We live in a fit-centric city, where 90% of fashion trendsetters on the train are...
Every season has its challenges for skin care, and summer is no different. How do you moisturize, deal with sweat and oil, protect your skin from the sun, and look "fresh" without using 15 different products and spending hundreds...
Spring is in the air! Here at Boston Moms Blog, we love a good flower farm. There's something dreamy and nostalgic about roving through rows of blooms searching for the best ones to take home. Whether you are an...
For as long as I can remember, I have been "the fat one." The fat friend, the fat sister, the fat daughter, the fat ____ (insert role/title here). Three or four times in my life, I have managed to lose an...
Before I had kids, I was always hearing new moms talk about what a privilege it is to be able to take a good shower. Others would say they hoped their baby would let them take one. I never...
I started making my own baby wipes about three years ago, right after my second child was born. I initially wanted to make homemade wipes to save some money, but as it turns out, I love them so much...
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Girls and Their Curls

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It's not hard to spot my daughter among the gaggle of little girls in gymnastics class. In a sea of ponytails, braids, and straight hair, my daughter's curly mop stands out in the crowd. And she loves it. I grew...
When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out... but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and...
The "dad bod" has gotten a lot of hype lately. But did you know about the "mom bod"? No? You've never heard of it? Well, you may know that women's bodies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Each...
On a cold, cloudy, snowy, New England winter day — let's face it, pretty typical here from November through March — there's nothing that sounds better to me than having a roaring fire in the fireplace, the family nice and cozy,...
Way before celebrities like Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence were extolling the virtues of body positivity, we sucked it up and dieted. And way before these same actresses bucked the patriarchy by rejecting the trend of systematic societal body...

Take a New Look

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Dove is determined to celebrate every young woman — and what makes her unique. That's why their Take a New Look campaign speaks so strongly to me.
Despite being a woman, I'm not a very good feminist. I never gave much thought to what makes a feminist. But then I had my first daughter, and I noticed I was becoming more aware (and supportive!) of movements...
A few weeks ago my fellow blogger Lindsay came across this over-the-top article on what suburban moms should and shouldn't wear. Lindsay wrote a thoughtful response here on Boston Moms Blog. While I do not believe mothers need to be constantly under a...
Pregnancy presents many challenges, one of which is getting dressed each day. Dressing a growing baby bump isn't easy. But the wardrobe challenges don't end when your baby is born. When you're nursing, getting dressed means your breasts must be accessible any time,...
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Drive-In Movies in Greater Boston — 2020

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Traditional movie theaters are opening slowly throughout the state after a months-long hiatus due to COVID-19. If you are looking for an alternative to...
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Classic Macaroni Salad

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Firework Fruit Kabobs