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Nominate a Family :: New “Little Turkey” Baby Shower THANKSGIVE-AWAY

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As the premier parenting resource in the Greater Boston area, Boston Moms' mission has always been to enrich the lives of the moms we...

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...

Confessions of a NICU Mom

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I never anticipated it. I had a relatively easy-going, healthy pregnancy. Some nausea in the beginning, but I wasn’t violently throwing up....

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...

Birthing While Black :: Why Too Many of Us Never Make...

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There are some moments in life that make me hold my baby longer and tighter than usual. A news story about a tragedy. A...

Meghan Block, Owner of Boston Moms, Gets Real About New Motherhood

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Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Stephanie Rampello, co-founder and CEO of WellNested, a female founded startup on a...

All Things Baby :: Boston-Area Resources for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Newborn...

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Hooray! You're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or recently had a baby. Now what? Pregnancy and postpartum can be filled with so much excitement and joy, but it can also be overwhelming to try to make the best decisions for your growing family. From prenatal and postpartum support to newborn nighttime challenges to pelvic floor therapy and nutrition, this guide has it all.

7 Ways to Support the Pregnant Mom With Lots of Kids

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We are out there among you. We are just like you, trying the best we can to be the best we can for our...

A Comparison of My First and Fifth Pregnancies

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We have spent the last eight years building our family. It’s been a lot of pregnancies, nursing, sleepless nights, and joyful chaos. This pregnancy is likely to be our last, and as I reflect during the last five weeks of it I can’t help but see some big differences between the first and last! 

Coping with First Trimester Fatigue

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I finally had to crush my husband’s idea that I was supermom. I had him believing I could handle all four kids, plus lunches, dinners, activities, and household duties while pregnant. But once I accepted reality, I had to bring him into the light as well. I told him I needed help. I couldn’t do it all like I could just a few weeks ago. My superpowers had been transferred to the growing baby, and I was reduced to cat-like status. Please do more, rub my feet, and let me sleep curled up in a ball. He has responded wonderfully.

You Know You’re in the Third Trimester When….

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Pregnancy is a special time. A woman's body is going through so many changes in order to support and nurture new life. And, let's be honest, a lot of those changes suck, particularly in the third trimester. If you're currently in the third trimester, I hope you can identify with (and laugh about) some of these "special" changes. If you're in the earlier stages of pregnancy, here are some things you can look forward to. (And if your pregnancies are behind you, you can nod knowingly and be glad these things are in your past.) 

The Short Gal’s Maternity Wear Lament (Plus 3 Tips for the...

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The most challenging part for vertically challenged me has been finding maternity clothes. If you're short, you're truly swimming in anything you try on.

What They Didn’t Tell You to Expect :: Year 1

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Next week we will celebrate our son's first birthday — and with it, the one-year anniversary of our journey into parenthood. Like many first-time...

Birth Stories :: Why Sharing Benefits Us All

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We've all heard them — birth stories. I read a birth story for the first time about seven years ago when my cousin shared hers...

No Alcohol? No Problem! Six Mocktail Options in Boston

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Three days after finding out I was pregnant with my son, I found myself in a quandary. I had arranged a Back Bay bar...