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School's out, and summer is halfway over. I usually start my summer with a book or two waiting for me to read. Before kids, I had the goal of reading 10 books each summer. Let's just say that has...
It's summertime. Take a glance at the internet and you'll see all kinds of encouragement promoting body positivity, telling moms to show that they love their bodies by wearing bikinis. Yes, mama! Definitely love your body. It carried and...
With the recent death of Naya Rivera, this month in Hollywood was a tough one for me, which is a sentence I can barely type out because it’s so utterly unlike me. But this one is different.  I grew up in...
After all of our summer activities were officially canceled and I was done feeling sorry for myself, I sat at our (very messy) kitchen table to brainstorm. As I worked my way down the rabbit hole, I recalled my mom...
Three years ago, we went to New Hampshire. Two years ago, we went to Walt Disney World. Last year, we went to the Azores. This year... we are going nowhere. It's a summer-long staycation. And while it's somewhat disappointing...
I’m a pretty voracious reader. Ever since I was a child, I have always had a deep love of books. Fiction, mysteries and thrillers, biographies, science fiction, non-fiction, even silly chick-lit — I will read anything if...
Dearest, beloved husband of mine, Spending all this time together during COVID has been teaching me a few things about you and me and our relationship. And so I thought, why not share that with thousands of my closest friends?   First,...
Back-to-school shopping definitely looks different this year. If you'll be embarking on the adventure of homeschooling, virtual learning, or hybrid learning, you're going to need some new school supplies! We've polled our team to bring you a list of...
When I started a new job last December, I debated when, or if, I would mention to my colleagues that I had an infant at home. After all, I would be working remotely, with a team spread all over...
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...
Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Rita Morris, a local parent coach, certified life coach, and licensed mental health counselor. Who could have ever imagined we would be living through a pandemic in 2020? COVID-19 has...
“We’re having a great day!”  “We are?” My question back to my 4-year-old’s declaration was posed with exhaustion, defeat, and total surprise. It had been a rough day. Make that a rough week. Make that a rough month! This past winter, our...
It seems like car seat regulations and guidelines change with each kid I have. I know the basics of car seat safety, and I think I am following the correct guidelines. But honestly, I know there are some things...
In our family, the policy regarding screen time is blurry, at best. Pre-quarantine, we spent a LOT of time in the car driving, and even though we often use this time to talk and bond, some days we need...
As the last few months have shown us, many of us have A LOT to learn — and put into action — when it comes to understanding systemic racism in our society and in us.  Fortunately, many of us...
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Boston Moms Guide to Apple Picking :: 2020

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Crisp fall air is entering New England, and that can only mean one thing — it's apple picking time! Apple orchards are speckled throughout...