Tag: family

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...

Pizza vs. Bar Pizza :: Experience the Phenomenon

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Spending my formative years in Florida, Hungry Howie’s pizza was the go-to for my family. Sure, it’s a chain, but the pizza comes with...

Why Martin Luther King’s Dream Is Still Just A Dream

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This month, we celebrate the accomplishments of revered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You’d have a hard time finding a child...

Zoo New England Invites Little Zoo Keepers to “ZOOcation Week’ this...

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During ZOOcation week, children are invited to get close to some amazing ambassador animals, right from the comfort of their own couch! Join Zoo...

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...

A Family Tree — the Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

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As we start a new year, many of us have New Year’s resolutions on the brain. Instead of the usual resolutions — which are...

COVID Thanksgiving :: Not the Holiday We Want, but Maybe the...

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My husband and I have spent every Thanksgiving in the recent past with his family. We've packed up our one, then two, then three...

The Pumpkin Roll :: A Pandemic-Proof Holiday Tradition

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This holiday season seems to be the latest thing we can add to the “pivot” column. When I learned that Thanksgiving was no longer...

Hearing Loss and Mask Wearing :: A Unique COVID Challenge

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It was a typical Sunday morning at Market Basket, our favorite local grocery chain, and I was standing at the checkout line sporting my...

Happy Grandparents Day!

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There seems to be a holiday for everything these days. (Just a few days ago, it was National Toasted Marshmallow Day!) But one holiday...

Macaroni and Cheese Showdown

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No matter the weather, comfort food is always in season. I write this during quarantine, where I am 100% thankful for grocery delivery and online...

Zoom :: The New Night Out?

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I have been Zooming all week. Staff meetings, department meetings, morning meetings, read alouds for my kids, a special 'happy birthday' for my son, and my favorite — happy hour. Zoom happy hour has become a regular part of my day, when I carve out time to enjoy a drink (or more) and chat with friends. These calls have been vital to my week and help keep me sane and grounded each night.

Practicing Gratitude in the Midst of Coronavirus

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A full night's sleep offered some needed perspective the next day: My family was safely home together. We had plenty of food. We were all healthy. As the media highlighted those who were not as fortunate, I knew I did not want to take our situation for granted. 

There Is a Place for Winter :: 3 Unexpected Gifts from...

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It is easy to get frustrated with the negatives of winter — cabin fever, all the effort it takes to layer your kids up to go outside, digging your car out of snowbanks just to leave the house. Like all the seasons, winter is fleeting. Enjoy the gifts it offers us while it is present. Despite my skepticism of this frosty season, I have come to realize that there is a place for winter.