In November, we wear blue. But every day, regardless of the month, I wear an insulin pod and a continuous glucose monitor. November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, and I have Type 1 Diabetes. Being a mom is challenging; facing...
I have three kids, ages 9, 6, and 3. I was overwhelmed, burned out, and exhausted before the pandemic. And I've been much more overwhelmed, burned out, and exhausted since March. Having control over almost nothing combined with the...
In September, model and author Chrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage during the pregnancy of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen was upfront about the complications she suffered, having been placed on bedrest and then hospitalized for bleeding....
It was a typical Sunday morning at Market Basket, our favorite local grocery chain, and I was standing at the checkout line sporting my favorite mask. As a person with a hearing impairment — and a hearing aid user —...
School is back in session, and if your children are attending in person they are likely spending the majority of their days in a mask. The hunt for the best, most comfortable mask isn't something any of us had...
Breakfast can be a stressful experience (particularly during the business week) in a house with children. It can feel like there's never enough time to just relax and enjoy. Either your picky eater has chosen to reject the several...
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...
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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...