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Moms don't get the recognition they deserve! As a business run BY local moms FOR local moms, Boston Moms is excited to showcase the hard work local moms are doing — both at home and in their professions. Today's feature highlights Juli McDonald, local mom and news reporter!
Rustic Marlin founders Melanie and Brian O'Neil started their business in their garage in 2012 and now employ a talented team of over 30 designers, artists, and craftsmen. Their business, like most small businesses, has seen the immediate effects of the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. However, instead of hanging their heads in defeat, Melanie and Brian got creative.
Boston-area families won't be able to attend our typical Easter egg hunts this year, but with a little help from our local communities, we can go on an Easter egg hunt while still practicing social distancing! Similar to the "bear hunts" and "chalk walks" we’ve seen happening in neighborhoods all over America, our egg hunt works best if lots of neighbors (young and old) participate.
This isn't easy. Mostly because I, too, am angry and scared and sad. I want to go back to normal. Unfortunately, it looks like this is the new normal, at least for a little while. As uncomfortable as I am, I can't take that out on others. And while I'm happy that everyone has a newfound love for handwashing, I'd like to encourage a love for kindness, compassion, and love itself.
Boston Moms is committed to bringing timely and necessary resources to our readers in Greater Boston and beyond. With the recent school closures due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, we understand that access to food might be limited for some families in our area. Below you will find resources for sourcing food in your community. These resources have been pooled by our followers and team. If you have an additional resource that you believe should be mentioned, please email meghan[at]bostonmoms.com.
Fun for parents, fun for kids, Nailed It DIY South Shore has it ALL! We've all been there... you get the itch to do something crafty but aren't sure where to start. Or, you find an adorable piece of home...
These morning walks have changed my life. I promise I am not dramatizing it. Getting to see the beginning of a new day full of possibilities is nothing short of a blessing. And with the days getting longer comes earlier sunrises, which is my favorite part of my walks.
It is easy to get frustrated with the negatives of winter — cabin fever, all the effort it takes to layer your kids up to go outside, digging your car out of snowbanks just to leave the house. Like all the seasons, winter is fleeting. Enjoy the gifts it offers us while it is present. Despite my skepticism of this frosty season, I have come to realize that there is a place for winter.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy leaves are so unchanging. As this well-known Christmas carol goes on to say (in summary), the tree’s leaves are equally as green in the summer as...
We all have some version of a 10K in our lives. We all have a challenge ahead of us that we can use to break through the maternal wall. And we can shatter all the ideas out there that limit us as women who happen to also be moms. I hope my story will inspire you to find out what your 10K is and decide that you will get through it and come out stronger than when you started. I know you can.
Welcome, November! 'Tis the season of foliage, thankfulness, and welcoming the holiday spirit! There are a multitude of great family activities happening in the Boston area this month, and this guide includes a selection of our favorites! Heading off...

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Getting Around | Where to Stay | Dining | Things to Do | Shopping Welcome to Boston! Whether you are moving to the area or are simply here visiting for a few days, we’ve got you covered. This handy guide...
Before we moved to East Boston, it felt like a distant land, far across the water from the rest of Boston. Now, after having lived here for almost a decade, I cannot imagine a better place to live — or raise kids. One stop away from downtown Boston on the MBTA Blue Line or a short water-taxi ride away, it's an easy location for an adventure and offers a myriad of options to parents of young children!
My dad passed away in 2012, and every year since, I have honored his birthday with a Boston cream doughnut toast. I recently found out October 23 is National Boston Cream Pie Day. So, in honor of my dad, Dave, here is a compilation of seven of the "best Boston cream pies goin'!" in the Boston area.
The NICU is a scary place for any parent. But there are many resources that can offer some peace of mind along the way. No one should have to go it alone.
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All Things Baby :: Boston-Area Resources for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Newborn...

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Hooray! You're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or recently had a baby. Now what? Pregnancy and postpartum can be filled with so much excitement and joy, but it can also be overwhelming to try to make the best decisions for your growing family. From prenatal and postpartum support to newborn nighttime challenges to pelvic floor therapy and nutrition, this guide has it all.