Tag: being a mom

It’s International Women’s Day… But We’re Tired

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It’s 1848 in New York City. Several women, after being banned from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, held our nation’s first women’s rights convention. It’s...

Healing Perfectionism in Parenting

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2020 was a big year for personal growth for me, primarily because COVID forced it. It was a year in which boundaries became necessary...

Boston-Area Nonprofit Spotlight :: Parenting Journey

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The Greater Boston area is home to many exceptional nonprofits, but the ones that serve moms are especially close to our hearts. Boston Moms...

Why Martin Luther King’s Dream Is Still Just A Dream

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This month, we celebrate the accomplishments of revered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You’d have a hard time finding a child...

Can We Take Anymore? Our Family’s COVID Scare

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As a family, we have not had a COVID-free year. We lost jobs and two very important family members and have had a difficult...

Confessions of a Yelling Mom :: Keep It Together by Being...

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Yes, I yell. I am a preschool teacher and am so patient with my students. I am often complimented on how calm and chill I...

Can We Keep Mom Guilt at Bay During the Holidays?

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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...

It Takes A Village, But There Is No Village. So What...

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We’ve all heard and used the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We have all probably joked about the...

I’m A Real Mom… and I Really Have COVID

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I’m a real mom, and I really have COVID.  Before I even start this narrative, I need to stress how unbelievably cautious and vigilant our...

Bribery — What You’ll Do for Sleep!

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I haven't slept soundly in months. My mind is racing, and I seem to have added "insomniac" to my resume. Sleep is hard to...

Is 2 Enough? How the Pandemic Might Change Our Plan

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My husband and I have always known we want three children. I am one of two, and my husband is one of four. I...

You Are My Sunshine :: A Letter to My NICU Baby

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You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. We were sure we couldn’t get pregnant naturally and were making moves to start IVF. But then, my baby...

We’re All Stage-5 Clingers Now :: On Pandemics and Separation Anxiety

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I never thought we’d go four months straight with two kids and NO babysitter while my husband and I both work. But there are a...

Not My Typical Summer Read :: Swapping Romance Novels for Anti-Racism...

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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,...

What to Read and Who to Learn from as You Become...

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As the last few months have shown us, many of us have A LOT to learn — and put into action — when it...