“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...
Dear Firstborn, According to the dictionary, the noun beta test is defined as “a field test of the beta version of a product (such as software) especially by testers outside the company developing it that is conducted prior to commercial...
Recently, I did something I never thought I’d do as a parent: I put an Alexa device in my child’s room.  Although I blame the constant lack of sleep and alone time for this rash decision, I can’t say I...
Meet Divya Kumar, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color. 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...
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...
Boston winters are long. They are really long, really cold, and really isolating. And then comes spring, which often brings rainy days, extreme wind, and continued time indoors. Factor in the closure of so many typical indoor activities, this...
I'll admit it: I lie to my toddler about food from time to time. Oh, you want ice cream for breakfast? Sure, here's a frozen yogurt. I continue to be impressed by my son Jackson's developing palate and am thankful he...
A few weeks ago, I took our 8-year-old to the doctor for his annual physical. While we were there, his doctor remarked how happy and well-adjusted he was, given all that was going on in the world. She and...
  I won't be giving my kids gifts at Easter. It's not that I'm a Grinch or won't celebrate at all, but it's all becoming too much to keep track of as a parent. Since when did Easter Sunday require perfectly...
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...
This year, my kids had their first snow day where both my husband and I were working from home. Needless to say, I had very low expectations of how the day was going to go. By the end of...
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about just how surreal the last 12 months have been. It's hard not to feel as if I’ve been trying to emerge from some sort of fog. While the world outside our COVID...
Lanky has been with me for the last 15 years. We've been through a lot together. More than what I've been through with most humans. Lanky is a short-haired black cat I adopted from a friend who was going...
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...
I've never been an outdoor runner. I've never liked the cold. I also have never lived through a pandemic. Oh, wait... Scratch that. Maybe I should never say never. Turns out, I have become an outdoor runner. Since I no longer...
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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...