Tag: family time

You Might Be A Good Mom If…

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

Plan Your Weekend :: February 21–23

Elsa visits Jam Time in Maynard February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am :: Jam Time, Maynard :: $13 Come meet everyone’s favorite snow queen – ELSA...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Dear Fellow Mom, I Wish I Had Said Something

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. 

The 5 People You’ll Meet While Pushing a Grocery Store Car...

"Mommy, I want the car!" Those are the five most dreaded words any mom can hear when entering the grocery store. Here are the people you can expect to see when you're lucky (or brave) enough to tackle the cute little car cart. 

The Priceless Gift of Grandparents

You are one of the lucky ones. You have three grandparents in your life, and if there were a template for perfect grandparents, they could be it.

Baking or Bonding? When the Two Collide, the Whole Family Benefits

Over the past six months, baking has been a relaxing and creative activity for me. It has also been a special bonding time for me and my 3-year-old son.