As a high school teacher who also teaches during summer school, August is a special time for me. Though the back-to-school signs are a constant reminder that the upcoming school year is fast approaching and the end of summer...
My village has shown up so many times this year. And recently, I gave in. I let them completely take over.  About a month ago, I went to the emergency room late one night and didn't return home for two days....
My kids' school tuition costs more than my husband and I make each year. We are a middle-class, white family. We work hard, and we're well-educated. My husband and I both hold salaried jobs. And we receive significant financial aid from...
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Coming up on my son’s third birthday has me realizing that unless life throws a very unexpected surprise my way, I have raised my last 2-year-old. As many milestones are, this realization is bittersweet.  For me, age 2 is hard....
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Way over in the west-west-westernmost part of Massachusetts lies a region rich in cultural activities, natural beauty, and year-round fun. Summer is a great time to visit the Berkshires — there are tons of activities for grownups and kids...
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I’ve been a mother for five years now, and I pretty much consider myself an expert. Don’t worry, I’m laughing hysterically at myself. Most (all) days I have no idea what I’m doing. However, there are definitely some very...
Sitting on the floor near the oranges and apples in the market, my then 3-year-old screamed, "I hate shopping! I want to go home and play with my trucks!" "He's fine," I reassured my fellow shoppers as they stopped and...
As a former water safety instructor and lifeguard — and likely more importantly the daughter of parents who experienced a toddler drowning — I take water safety extremely seriously. The many parents who have, unfortunately, experienced this tragedy know these...
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I have always wanted to be a preschool teacher. When I was a little girl, I loved nothing more than creating lessons for my little sister so I could "teach" her various things (which was her least favorite part...
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Boston Moms Guide to Corn Mazes

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Gather up the family for a fun fall adventure! Wander this way and that as you weave through the intricate designs of corn mazes...