Tag: motherhood

My Love-Hate Journey with Breastfeeding

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Before I was ever pregnant, I declared to my husband that I would not be breastfeeding. It just seemed a little too weird.  Fast forward,...

Reading With Your Teen :: My Favorite Young Adult Dystopian Love...

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Teens are tricky, and sometimes finding common ground is even trickier.  As a former high school teacher, I have definitely experienced the high and low...

I’m Not a Workaholic, and That’s OK

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I'm not a workaholic. I used to think this made me less than. Heck, sometimes it still does. Why? Because we live in a...

Meet a Boston Mom :: Katie Greer of KL Greer Consulting

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Meet Katie Greer, the founder of KL Greer Consulting. Katie is a renowned expert and keynote speaker in internet safety who has been featured...

Let’s Talk About It :: Pregnancy Feels Different When You’re a...

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I’m a survivor of sexual abuse, and I’m also a mom.  Although I know my experience is far from unique, it’s also something that’s rarely...

Baby’s First Birthday :: What Gift to Get?

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I remember each of my children’s first birthdays. I remember the stress in making it just right. From the decorations to the food, from...

Foregoing Mom Guilt Even When I Choose Myself First

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When my friends tell me they feel guilty when they're working or they worry they don't "do enough" as a stay-at-home mom, I tell...

Thank You for Being Our “Beta Tester” — You’ve Made Me a...

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Dear Firstborn, According to the dictionary, the noun beta test is defined as “a field test of the beta version of a product (such as...

Why I Won’t Give My Kids Easter Baskets

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  I won't be giving my kids gifts at Easter. It's not that I'm a Grinch or won't celebrate at all, but it's all becoming too...

Boston-Area Nonprofit Spotlight :: Love Your Menses

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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...

I Still Don’t Feel Like a Mom

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about just how surreal the last 12 months have been. It's hard not to feel as if I’ve...

It’s International Women’s Day… But We’re Tired

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It’s 1848 in New York City. Several women, after being banned from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, held our nation’s first women’s rights convention. It’s...

Healing Perfectionism in Parenting

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2020 was a big year for personal growth for me, primarily because COVID forced it. It was a year in which boundaries became necessary...

Breaking Up With 2020 (And a Few Things I Want to...

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I don't know about you, but I'm ready to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Bye Felicia. It's been real, but we're so done....

2020 Made Me a Different Mom — and That’s a Good...

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It seems like a lifetime ago that I sat at our dining room table one evening in February, calling loved ones to let them...