Tag: self-care

Meet a Mom :: Karen Peabody, LICSW of Forgewell Solutions

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Moms don’t get the recognition they deserve! As a business run BY local moms FOR local moms, Boston Moms is excited to showcase the...

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...

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...

Boston-Area Nonprofit Spotlight :: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

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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...

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...

Spring Forward :: The Hope of a New Season

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Finally, I can exhale. There’s something about the end of winter that is very comforting. All winters are hard in Boston, and I’ve endured well...

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...

Preparing for the Post-Holiday Drop

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For me, it is inevitable: Every year after the holidays, I experience a drop. I feel sadder, more irritable, exhausted, and a little withdrawn....

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...

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 lack of...

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...

It’s Self-Care, Not Selfish

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Hey, mama! Yeah, you. Stop what you're doing for a minute. Take a nice long breath. In, and out. I have a question for...

Mommy Needs Her Run

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There are few things I can control during this pandemic. And there are few luxuries I am allowing myself. One of these luxuries? My...