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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...
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,...
    Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story… the story of how I met your father. Why have I decided to do this, you ask? Well, because I like to think our story is pretty amazing, and...
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,...
Before my son was born, my husband and I loved to work out at the gym together in the evening and then spend our post-workout hours doing pretty much whatever we wanted. Pop out for a drink? Sure! Grab...
My parents are 73 years old. My in-laws are 69 and 70. I am fortunate to have all four of these wonderful people in my life — and healthy. To be honest, I had not yet started to give...
If you look at most mom blogs or social media feeds, you are bound to find posts praising the "mom tribe." The "mom tribe" is portrayed as essential to surviving motherhood with your sanity (somewhat) intact. I am not...
"But what if you die and I remarry and she wants to have kids?" "What if (heaven forbid) something happens to one of our kids and we want to try to have another?" Lately, we've been having a lot of conversations...
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When my parents were newlyweds, they used to collect and exchange a comic that was popular at the time. It generally featured two naked, childlike characters — a short and stubby man and his short and stubby lady. The...
My husband and I like to think of Valentine's Day as a chance to share love with people in our community who may need to be reminded that they are loved and cared about.
On Sunday our world stopped in the face of tragedy. News of Kobe Bryant’s untimely death started to spread on news outlets and social media, followed by the news that his teenage daughter, Gianna, and seven other precious lives...
I cherish my early mornings. Those minutes before the kids' wake-up clock turns green are all mine. They help me stay sane. Here’s a window into my "early to rise" mornings — or a week's worth of them, anyway — and what you can find me doing at 5:40 a.m. as I try to hold all the pieces together. This is not a tale of heroism. In fact, it might be a tale of foolishness. Though I bristle when I hear myself use the word "busy" to describe my life, here I am... busy. 
Maybe it's your own grandmother who never spoke about it. A friend of a friend. Another mom in your child's class. Or maybe you're the one in four who has experienced pregnancy loss. For me, it's all of the above. I never imagined I would be a part of this particular mom's club — the one where we lost a baby we loved but never met. The club that has us silently grieving years after the loss, while everyone else has forgotten.
Contrary to what Instagram would have you believe, you don't have to plan elaborate family outings to create cherished memories. Sometimes it's as simple as a doughnut and a hot cup of coffee with the people you love most. 
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