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How the Pandemic Erased Alcohol From My Life

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According to many statistics, alcohol sales outside of bars and restaurants have grown since the pandemic started. With uncertainty and stress filling our every...

Teaching Kids (and Ourselves) About Ambiguous Loss

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In a recent article about how we are all coping in the pandemic, the author brought up the concept of ambiguous loss. This is...

Pandemic Weight Loss Is Possible — Here Is How I Did...

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I have three kids, ages 9, 6, and 3. I was overwhelmed, burned out, and exhausted before the pandemic. And I've been much more...

I Didn’t Expect My Friendships to Be Affected by a Pandemic

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Back in March, when we were asked to stay home because of this "novel" coronavirus situation, most of us had no idea what we...

A PSA for the 2020 Bread Bakers

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Friendly PSA for all you overly optimistic pandemic bread bakers: If you bought an exorbitant amount of yeast in bulk at your local wholesale store...

Mom Shaming :: Can We Not?

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Parenting is hard. Parenting during a global pandemic feels impossible. There are a hundred decisions to make right now that no parent in history...

Supporting Our Kids as They Return to School

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Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Rita Morris, a local parent coach, certified life coach, and licensed mental health counselor. Who...

Thinking About Homeschooling? Get Started with 4 Easy Steps

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It happened quickly. Families all over the country were all of a sudden at home, schooling their children. COVID-19 really shook us and is...

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...

To the Moms of Kids with Special Needs :: Pandemic Edition

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To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together....

Starting Early Intervention During a Pandemic

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The two months leading up to the widespread stay-at-home advisories were a blur. I was working two jobs, with increased hours at both. It...

Gratitude During COVID-19

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This. Is. Hard. We are facing a pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen before. We are trying to make sense of this and trying...

I’m at a Loss… But I Have Hope :: A Response...

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I had a baby on January 27. It was my fifth baby in seven years. It jarred my world so quickly, presenting my family...

During a Pandemic, Can We Maybe Not Mom Shame? Thanks

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Recently, my son and I were out on a neighborhood walk when a car stopped slightly past us. Its driver rolled down the window...

6 Self-Care and Immunity Boosters for Families

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I can say unequivocally that this is one of the more challenging times for families. With homeschooling, social distancing, and the uncertainty of when...