Tag: parenting

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...

Boston-Area Nonprofit Spotlight :: Parenting Journey

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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...

Confessions of a Yelling Mom :: Keep It Together by Being...

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Yes, I yell. I am a preschool teacher and am so patient with my students. I am often complimented on how calm and chill I...

Healing from the Trauma of 2020

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If you survived this year without any traumatic experiences, I applaud you. But I have a feeling that most of us experienced not just...

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...

Sending Snail Mail :: A Simple Way To Connect

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In today's world of technology, texts, and social distancing, sending mail is an easy and genuine way to stay connected. There's something special about...

It Takes A Village, But There Is No Village. So What...

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We’ve all heard and used the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We have all probably joked about the...

An Ode to Pokémon Smile :: The App that Changed Toothbrushing...

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I no longer have to fight with my 4-year-old about brushing her teeth. That statement, my friends, is nothing short of a legitimate miracle. My...

I’m A Real Mom… and I Really Have COVID

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I’m a real mom, and I really have COVID.  Before I even start this narrative, I need to stress how unbelievably cautious and vigilant our...

Learning to Love Bedtime with Toddlers

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I LOVE putting my kids to bed at night! OK, what parent of small children actually loves bedtime? In truth, what I love is the...

A Love Letter to My Middle Child

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We're walking down the street together, just me and you. My middle child. Even though you're now a "big, grown-up 6-year-old," you slip your...

Maybe I Should Google That

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Welcome to the rabbit hole. Wherein I disclose my Google search history and answer every question you didn't realize you had — in a...

Is 2 Enough? How the Pandemic Might Change Our Plan

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My husband and I have always known we want three children. I am one of two, and my husband is one of four. I...

You Are My Sunshine :: A Letter to My NICU Baby

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You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. We were sure we couldn’t get pregnant naturally and were making moves to start IVF. But then, my baby...