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My Preschooler Showed Me Our Terrible Day Wasn’t So Bad After...

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“We’re having a great day!”  “We are?” My question back to my 4-year-old’s declaration was posed with exhaustion, defeat, and total surprise. It had been a...

What to Read and Who to Learn from as You Become...

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As the last few months have shown us, many of us have A LOT to learn — and put into action — when it...

The Virtual Burnout :: In-Person Connection Can’t Be Replaced

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If there is one adage I can relate to over the course of COVID-19, it's "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone."...

Grounding Myself With Gardening

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In this season of uncertainty, I've been digging for roots. Looking for ways to ground myself without the normal rhythm of our busy lives,...

What Is That Yellow Stuff? (Welcome to Allergy Season!)

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Pollen! The yellow stuff on my car, the backyard toys, and basically every surface in the house when the windows are open is hurting my...

Homeschooling Is Bringing Out the Worst Parts of Me

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Homeschooling my kids during COVID-19 has been a bit like living with the worst version of myself constantly and inescapably. When my husband and I...

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....

I Lied to My Kid About COVID-19

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It started out more as on omission of the truth. Because my children are young, ages 4 and 1, and I’m blessed to be at...

I Won’t Sacrifice My Relationship With My Kid to Homeschool

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We started off strong, with homemade checklists compiled from materials sent by my daughter's six different therapists and one teacher. Our workbooks were secured,...

5 Strategies for When You Hit a Parenting Wall

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A few months ago, out of the blue, my son hit a rough patch. He became impossible in the morning before school. Rather than...

Drool Baby Expo | Shopping & learning event for new parents!

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Get all of your baby gear shopping done at once, and have fun while you’re at it! Drool Baby Expo is New England’s premiere...

It Is Better to Be Defined by Our Kindness than Our...

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We are better than this, my friends. Fellow moms, we are used to loving selflessly, giving when we don’t think we have anything left, and caring even when we don’t want to. Now is the time for us to lead. Not (just) by how well prepared we are or how well we protect our own families (although both are important), but by how we love our neighbors.

Kids Love Podcasts Too! :: Family Podcasts I’m Loving Today

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There are huge benefits of allowing children (and adults!) to listen to podcasts, which are essentially synonymous to the "old school radio shows" of the past. If used frequently, they can improve concentration, critical listening skills, and imagination. Attention and memory are also built over time in order to follow along with the story or episode. I went on a quarantine quest to find my favorite podcasts for kids, and I was totally unprepared with the amount of amazing material I found!

The Baby Who Made Me a Mom Is Turning 4

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For now, we take each day as it comes. We learn together, and we overcome together. And yes, four years later, we still rock in our chair together.

The Days Are Getting Longer… And So Are My Early Morning...

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These morning walks have changed my life. I promise I am not dramatizing it. Getting to see the beginning of a new day full of possibilities is nothing short of a blessing. And with the days getting longer comes earlier sunrises, which is my favorite part of my walks.