Tag: COVID-19

Starting the Second Round of COVID Birthdays

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And here we are... a year later. Starting the second round of quarantine birthdays.  Last year, our world shut down on March 12. That was...

I Got the COVID Vaccine at 15 Weeks Pregnant — and...

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“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...

Talking About Hard and Scary Things With Your Kids

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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...

Boston-Area Nonprofit Spotlight :: Love Your Menses

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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...

Please Eat the School Lunch

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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...

Nominate a Mom :: Boston’s Super Mom on the Frontlines

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  UPDATED 5 p.m. March 26, 2021:  UPDATED 5 p.m. March 22, 2021: Nominations are now closed! Stay tuned for our announcement of our 5 finalists...

Guide to Local Community Fridges

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Food insecurity has long been an issue — and a local one, at that. In 2019, roughly 8% of adults in Massachusetts were food...

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...

My Frustration with All Things COVID

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I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated with the man at Target who refused to wear his mask in the store. I’m frustrated that when I asked him...

Staying in Touch from a Distance

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You don’t have to surf the internet for very long before finding a meme or a post about the first thing people want to...

Meet a Boston Mom :: Rachael Oluokun of Mama O’s Bakery!

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Meet Rachael Oluokun — mom of seven and founder of Mama O's Bakery! Moms don’t get the recognition they deserve! As a business run BY...

Notes to My Family About Post-Pandemic Living

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They say it takes 21 days to create a habit. We are now 11 months into the pandemic, and we have definitely formed many...

I Am Grateful for the Time COVID-19 Gave Me

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Every year, sometime in mid-August, after six or eight weeks of summer vacation, I brush my crazy hair out of my eyes and mutter...

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...