Tag: family time

Reading With Your Teen :: My Favorite Young Adult Dystopian Love...

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Teens are tricky, and sometimes finding common ground is even trickier.  As a former high school teacher, I have definitely experienced the high and low...

Girl, Put Your Records On! Family-Friendly Songs to Share with Your...

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I owe my lifelong appreciation of music to my dad.  When I was a little girl, he and I shared music time in the...

I’m Not a Workaholic, and That’s OK

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I'm not a workaholic. I used to think this made me less than. Heck, sometimes it still does. Why? Because we live in a...

Baby’s First Birthday :: What Gift to Get?

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I remember each of my children’s first birthdays. I remember the stress in making it just right. From the decorations to the food, from...

5 Virtual Activities to Entertain on a Rainy Day

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Boston winters are long. They are really long, really cold, and really isolating. And then comes spring, which often brings rainy days, extreme wind,...

Why I Won’t Give My Kids Easter Baskets

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  I won't be giving my kids gifts at Easter. It's not that I'm a Grinch or won't celebrate at all, but it's all becoming too...

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...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day for the First Time in 2021

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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....

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 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...

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.