2020 was a big year for personal growth for me, primarily because COVID forced it. It was a year in which boundaries became necessary — for both comfort levels and safety precautions. It was a time in which the...
Valentine's Day is especially fun when you're a mom. There's something wonderful about heart-shaped everything. My 4-year-old has even begun to plan our menu for the day, starting with heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast. What's not to love about love? And...
Truthfully, this title is a little misleading. My husband has always made an effort to get me flowers or my favorite candy for Valentine’s Day. But my birthday is the week just before Valentine’s Day, so I’ve never put much...
As we start a new year, many of us have New Year’s resolutions on the brain. Instead of the usual resolutions — which are typically broken by the end of January — consider creating a family tree if you...
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Bye Felicia. It's been real, but we're so done. Like a bad breakup, I'm ready for a clean break and a fresh start in...
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Letting Go of 2020

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What high hopes we all had for 2020. A new decade. My biggest 2020 let down was in September.   Ever since I birthed my last child in June of 2017, I knew September 2020 would be the light at the...
Who else looks forward to the holiday season every year, completely forgetting the push and pull that comes with being a mom? Who else gets excited about all the "free" time that comes with time off work and the kids...
Back in March, when we were asked to stay home because of this "novel" coronavirus situation, most of us had no idea what we were in for. At first, when we thought we’d be home for a couple of...
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...
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Boston Moms Guide to Corn Mazes

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