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After my son Leo turned 1, I had a LOT of thoughts swirling in my brain. I had a real good cry about how he was growing up — and how horrible that is. Let’s face it, mamas — you...
I grew up in the nineties, so I am going to quote The Cranberries here: "In your head, in your head, they are cryin'. In your head, in your head Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie. What's in your head? In your head,...
Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Sarah Harmon, a licensed mental health therapist, a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor, and the founder of The School of MOM. There is a strong need for education, support, and tools...
Let's talk periods for just a minute... If you don't have one or don't want to read, feel free to scroll on by. I know it's a bit of a taboo subject, but maybe you, like me, have some questions...
During this time of isolation and social distancing, in some ways I’ve felt more connected than ever. On my daily walks, I talk to my BFF from high school more than we have since back in the day. As a...
Pollen! The yellow stuff on my car, the backyard toys, and basically every surface in the house when the windows are open is hurting my 5-year-old. I have never seen someone use as many tissues as my 5-year-old suffering from...
To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together. I see your fear while you hug your little ones closer and closer every day,...
We started off strong, with homemade checklists compiled from materials sent by my daughter's six different therapists and one teacher. Our workbooks were secured, I put up a dry erase board, I had great online resources. I was ready...
Yes, it is true. I have not shaved my legs in eight years. However, before I explain, let me be clear: I am not walking around with hairy man legs. I do remove the hair, but not by shaving. It...
My journey with back pain started many years ago. I have terrible posture, I clench my jaw, and I carry all my stress in my back and shoulders. But after having kids, oh man, did it get worse. Nine years of pregnancies, nursing, holding babies, wrangling toddlers, bending over car seats, and endlessly picking items off the floor have taken their toll.
I can say unequivocally that this is one of the more challenging times for families. With homeschooling, social distancing, and the uncertainty of when this new normal will abate and we can reconnect, travel, or even go to the...
Our daily routine has helped us maintain a sense of structure. I’m teaching my kiddos about responsibility and the importance of a daily routine, but also about flexibility and the element of surprise. As long as we’re getting our daily chores done (make the beds, clean up, brush our teeth), there’s always room for spontaneity and fun!
I have been Zooming all week. Staff meetings, department meetings, morning meetings, read alouds for my kids, a special 'happy birthday' for my son, and my favorite — happy hour. Zoom happy hour has become a regular part of my day, when I carve out time to enjoy a drink (or more) and chat with friends. These calls have been vital to my week and help keep me sane and grounded each night.
In the midst of everything, I'm secretly a little happy about having a few weeks with my kiddo unexpectedly. I'm excited for board games, movie nights, endless games of hopscotch, and bubbles in the backyard. However, I'm also going to need to keep my kiddo's mind occupied at least long enough for me to shower and maintain some of my sanity. The reality is that I'm an introvert and she's an extrovert, and when she's uttered 300,000 words before lunch my brain feels a little fried.
A full night's sleep offered some needed perspective the next day: My family was safely home together. We had plenty of food. We were all healthy. As the media highlighted those who were not as fortunate, I knew I did not want to take our situation for granted. 
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The Pumpkin Roll :: A Pandemic-Proof Holiday Tradition

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This holiday season seems to be the latest thing we can add to the “pivot” column. When I learned that Thanksgiving was no longer...