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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...

Nominate a Family :: New “Little Turkey” Baby Shower THANKSGIVE-AWAY

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As the premier parenting resource in the Greater Boston area, Boston Moms' mission has always been to enrich the lives of the moms we...

Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt {Free Printable}

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Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids occupied this week? We have a free printable for you — for a Fourth...

Watermelon-Eating Contest

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A watermelon-eating contest is an easy and fun game to play with your kids this summer that will create memories for years to come! Boston...

Celebrate Anyway

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A typical May is a month full of celebrations. May 2020 is by no means a typical month, given our world’s current pandemic status. But...

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...

This Year, Do THIS Instead of Making New Year’s Resolutions

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It is well known that New Year's resolutions seldom work out (80% of people do not keep them). So how about we consider something different for this year's transition from 2019 into 2020?

From Hallmark Channel Hater to Holiday Mom

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My son is only 15 months old, so he still doesn’t quite understand what’s going on. But I can tell that each year he’ll be more and more excited about Christmas, and that, in turn, makes me feel excited. I feel as sappy as the protagonist from a Hallmark Channel movie now — and I’m totally OK with that.

My Toddler Threw an Epic Airplane Tantrum — and I Survived

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I learned that my daughter’s epic airplane meltdown did not make her a bad kid, or me a bad mom. It made us both human. And resilient humans, at that.

The Season of the Elves

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Before we cuddle up and watch “The Polar Express,” the kids search through the house to find the hidden elves. Our elves aren’t your standard “Elf on the Shelf” — no, ours are hand-painted glass figurines passed down from my husband’s Nana and Grandpa, to his mother, to him. They're in sleeping position because they travel every night to report back to Santa. If you touch them, they “turn to glass.”

Staying Calm and Present This Holiday Season

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If the holiday season doesn't go the way you envision, there's always next year. Let’s not forget that the season is about the joy and the meaning of our holidays, not the junk, or the events, or all the things. You do the holidays your way, I’ll do them mine, and everyone else can go about it their way. Let’s go into this holiday season happy and excited with sound mind and presence so we can enjoy our children, our faiths, and our families — and a little of all the extras.

The Getting-Out Guide :: Boston’s Best Activities for Families This December

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Hello, December! The holiday season is upon us! The Boston area is brimming with fun things to do in the chilly weather! Bundle up, and get ready for a fun-filled month ahead!

When Thanksgiving Is Hard :: Gratitude in a Difficult Season

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Halloween has come and gone, and that means we're moving right into what many consider to be the happiest (and often busiest) time of...

Seeking the Perfect Christmas Tree

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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy leaves are so unchanging. As this well-known Christmas carol goes...

Making Leprechaun Mischief on St. Patrick’s Day

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Last year we had quite the party. We did all the stuff we usually do and brought along a box of our favorite cereal — Lucky Charms! That box is so big and we're so tiny, it's no wonder it spilled all over your kitchen table. I bet you enjoyed eating it all, especially since it's a special St. Patrick's Day treat your mom won't buy the rest of the year. Oh, and last year I think we might have even dyed your toilet water green!