Tag: parenting

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...

Girl, Put Your Records On! Family-Friendly Songs to Share with Your...

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I owe my lifelong appreciation of music to my dad.  When I was a little girl, he and I shared music time in the...

I Miss Who I Was But I Wouldn’t Change Who I...

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Sometimes, I miss who I was. I'm a 36-year-old mother of three. My life these days consists of shuttling my kids between sports and school...

Spring Cleaning — A Family Project

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Around this time of year, I always get the itch to get the house cleaned and organized — before spring sports start up, before...

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...

I’m Your Kid’s School Bus Driver

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Hey there, Allow me to introduce myself. I'm your kid's school bus driver. You see me every day, slowly bouncing down your street in my...

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...

Meet a Boston Mom :: Divya Kumar, Psychotherapist and Co-Founder of...

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Meet Divya Kumar, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color. Moms don’t get the recognition they deserve! As a...

Talking About Hard and Scary Things With Your Kids

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A few weeks ago, I took our 8-year-old to the doctor for his annual physical. While we were there, his doctor remarked how happy...

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...