Tag: family time
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."...
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.
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...
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!
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.
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!
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.
Summer has gone, the kiddos are back in school, and the crisp breeze of autumn is just around the corner! Welcome, September!
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!
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.
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.
I'm sorry I didn't say anything. Because I've been there too. Next time, I promise to tell you how good of a mom you are. I'll tell you not to worry about everyone else. Your son was so happy to be helping, to be learning from you, and you were both smiling. Those are moments we need to cherish and think about.