Tag: family time

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...

Belmont World Film’s 18th Annual Family Festival

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Belmont World Film’s Family Festival goes virtual in 2021, expanding from its typical four days to ten. The Family Festival provides children age 3-12...

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.

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!