I’m a survivor of sexual abuse, and I’m also a mom.  Although I know my experience is far from unique, it’s also something that’s rarely spoken about.  Sometimes there are conversations in the support groups I’m a part of about how...
“But… what if?” I’ve asked myself that question a few hundred times over the past pandemic year. We could quarantine for two weeks, get tested, and then visit grandparents! But... what if we pick up COVID on our road trip and...
Learning to understand another's intent is the most complicated lesson we are trying to teach our son with autism.  This first started from a program he began working on in school and with his home therapist more than a year...
The Greater Boston area is home to many exceptional nonprofits, but the ones that serve moms are especially close to our hearts. Boston Moms is excited to spotlight and support the local nonprofit organizations that make our area so...
I heard about the fancy spin bike, remembered the controversial commercial, and never thought I would be one to actually purchase the Peloton. But I did! And I am never looking back. After glowing reviews from friends and hearing more and more...
Food insecurity was a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s even more of a problem now. Millions of families are without physical and/or economic access to sufficient food to meet their dietary needs. According to Feeding America, the...
Change is inevitable. We see changes in ourselves each year as we grow older. We see changes in our children as they move from one developmental stage to the next. We can experience change in our careers, relationships, housing,...
I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated with the man at Target who refused to wear his mask in the store. I’m frustrated that when I asked him if he could put his mask on, he asked “Why? Do you work here?” and...
Why do I look like I am four months pregnant when I gave birth over a year ago? Why does it look like a football is coming out of my belly when I do crunches? Is it diastasis recti? And what...
My favorite holiday is New Year’s Eve. There’s so much hope and promise for what the new year will hold. We’re feeling optimistic and motivated to do the things we’ve always hoped to do. We’re excited to restart our...
If you survived this year without any traumatic experiences, I applaud you. But I have a feeling that most of us experienced not just one stressful event in 2020, but possibly multiple. Some stress-inducing events this year looked like... Parenting without...
My stress and anxiety were growing. My pants were getting tighter. The numbers on the scale were increasing. I knew I had to do something about it. I had my first child at 35 — what is called a “geriatric...
We’ve all heard and used the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We have all probably joked about the lack of said village, too. The thing is, though, that even if we do not live in...
I no longer have to fight with my 4-year-old about brushing her teeth. That statement, my friends, is nothing short of a legitimate miracle. My kiddo has sensory struggles, hates being “helped” with anything, and has been in feeding therapy...
In a recent article about how we are all coping in the pandemic, the author brought up the concept of ambiguous loss. This is often defined as a loss that is complicated and with no clear-cut resolution or conclusion. Examples...
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Summer, summer, summer! It's the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is perfect, the days are long, and it is time to slow...