Tag: holidays

6 {Easy} Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Your Kids

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If your usual Valentine's Day plans are looking different this year, don't worry! Boston Moms has got you covered! This resource is here to help...

Reclaiming New Year’s Resolutions With Small Wins

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My favorite holiday is New Year’s Eve. There’s so much hope and promise for what the new year will hold. We’re feeling optimistic and...

Preparing for the Post-Holiday Drop

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For me, it is inevitable: Every year after the holidays, I experience a drop. I feel sadder, more irritable, exhausted, and a...

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...

Please Don’t Make Me Elf on the Shelf

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Oh, the holiday season — the warmth, the magic, and the stress. I’m not a grinch by any means, but for me, Christmas...

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.”