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Tag: family time

Our Family Camping (and Working) Trip

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Many years ago, before we were parents, my husband and I dreamed of being able to work remotely from wherever we wanted. We imagined...

Old Fashioned Field Day :: Games for the Whole Family!

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After all of our summer activities were officially canceled and I was done feeling sorry for myself, I sat at our (very messy) kitchen...

The Virtual Burnout :: In-Person Connection Can’t Be Replaced

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If there is one adage I can relate to over the course of COVID-19, it's "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone."...

What the Pandemic Has Done to Us

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I'll never forget it; one day in my classroom, a colleague mentioned she was worried about the coronavirus and whether it would make its...

We’re All Homeschooling Now (and That Isn’t a Bad Thing)

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If teaching your child certain lessons isn't coming easily to you, try your best, but mostly focus on making memories with your children. Go for walks, play outside, complete house projects together, sort through their clothing, play board games (and really teach them the rules). There is more to learn in life than simply academics, and we can all use this time to learn and grow together as families.

You Might Be A Good Mom If…

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Some days I wake up ready to dominate the day: Healthy homemade food prepped for my littles? Check! Limited screen time and lots of...

There’s a Holiday for That :: Silly Holidays to Celebrate in...

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My oldest son's birthday is February 1. With much excitement, he informed me that National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day fell on his...

The Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This February

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Welcome, February! It might be cold outside, but we can feel the warmth of love in our hearts! There is a whole bunch of fun to love in the Boston area this month, and we have compiled this list of some events that have our hearts aflutter! 

An Open Letter to the Ladies Who Sat Next To Us...

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See, things have changed a lot. Parents of young kids these days can be distracted — myself included. We have a lot going on, and technology and social media have created an additional burden on us despite all the ways they have made life easier. In part because of all the information we have available, we are constantly judging ourselves. Moms in particular struggle with comparing themselves and their parenting abilities to those of everyone they follow on Instagram or are friends with on Facebook.

Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This October

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Welcome, October! The leaves are changing, the apples are ready for picking, the pumpkins are ripe, and the spooks, spirits, and adorable costumes of Halloween are finally here! 

Family Dinners — It’s Not About Where, But Who

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Whether your meals are on a couch at dinner time, at the counter in the morning for breakfast before school, or on a picnic blanket for dinner at the playground, do it together. Find your normal, make it a priority, and stick to it. It doesn't matter what other families do. Do what works for you. 

Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Events for Families This September

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Summer has gone, the kiddos are back in school, and the crisp breeze of autumn is just around the corner! Welcome, September! 

Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This June

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Summer kicks off this month, and we couldn't be more excited! It is officially time to enjoy the fun, sun, and excitement of a Boston summer! Check out our monthly events guide to get some great ideas for family fun this June!

Not Everyone Works 9 to 5

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Dinner, bath, and bedtime — the witching hours. The time I am casually watching the clock, anticipating bedtime. The time I am typically on my own. My husband does not work a typical 9 to 5 schedule, like many others. He doesn't have Saturdays and Sundays off. He isn't home every night.

Christmas Wasn’t So Magical

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I’m not going to lie; this holiday season wasn’t all that magical. It wasn’t the Hallmark movie script I had in my head. I had big plans to make Christmas cookies, drive around to see the lights, have the presents beautifully wrapped with time to spare, build a gingerbread house, decorate the tree while singing Christmas carols, and attend all the holiday parties. Here’s where my plan got foiled: I have kids.