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Our Family Camping (and Working) Trip

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Many years ago, before we were parents, my husband and I dreamed of being able to work remotely from wherever we wanted. We imagined...

Camping With a Baby? Don’t Forget These Must Haves!

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I was a Girl Scout growing up, and I feel fortunate to this day to have camped in a treehouse, cabin, tent, teepee —...

Not My Typical Summer Read :: Swapping Romance Novels for Anti-Racism...

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School's out, and summer is halfway over. I usually start my summer with a book or two waiting for me to read. Before kids,...

I Don’t Wear a Bikini — But Not for the Reason...

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It's summertime. Take a glance at the internet and you'll see all kinds of encouragement promoting body positivity, telling moms to show that they...

Old Fashioned Field Day :: Games for the Whole Family!

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After all of our summer activities were officially canceled and I was done feeling sorry for myself, I sat at our (very messy) kitchen...

I Know What I Did Last Summer

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I know what I did last summer… and it won’t be like this summer. I’ll try, but I know it won’t be...

Invite Boredom Into Your Child’s Summer

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This summer is looking a little bit different. This is the summer of COVID and social distancing. If your family is still laying low,...

2020: The Summer of “Why Not?”

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Well, 2020 has been quite the year so far. As we enter the summer season with empty tanks and anxious hearts, Boston Moms challenges...

What We Didn’t Do This Summer (But Said We Would)

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Summer is full of unfulfilled promises we made to ourselves during the spring about what we would do once the weather turned warmer. If you’re anything like us, you didn’t hold yourself to your promises this summer. Still, we had fun not doing much at all and not meeting our goals. Here’s where we fell short.

Good Riddance to Summer!

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As a mother of three little ones who also works outside the home, I keep a lot of schedules in my brain. In summer, it feels like everyone is doing something new every week, and it's a challenge to keep track of it all. I have definitely had moments of panic when I forget where my oldest is and think that I've forgotten to pick her up on time. I'll be grateful to get back into the school routine and have it stay the same for the next nine months!

Summer Cool Down Parenting Failures (and Working Toward Successes)

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This was all supposed to be fun. Where did we go wrong? It was a perfect beach day on paper. We planned our beach trip around the coolest time on the hottest day. We scheduled our drive to avert nap disaster and beach traffic. Despite our best efforts, we somehow committed a parenting failure. 

Keep It Simple Summer

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I love summer! I love how the weather is warmer, the traffic is lighter, and everyone just seems happier. I love how many things...

Cool Treats for Hot Summers

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No summer is complete without frozen treats. And lots of 'em! I don't expect to hear many arguments on that, so without further ado, here is a roundup of summer recipes for cool treats you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

The Summer of Margaritas :: A Recipe, Plus Four Boston Favorites

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What are you drinking this summer? Other than half my weight in water, my choice is margaritas. Not sweet, not spicy, no salt. Just a plain margarita. If you've been looking for the perfect summer drink, try my margarita recipe!

Enjoying Playground Picnic Season This Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a picnic lunch or supper at the playground, a town concert, or wherever your day takes you. The last thing I want to do after daycare pickup on a beautiful day is get stuck inside cooking dinner. So I've been on the hunt for easy, portable foods my kids enjoy. Here are a few of our go-to meals, packing tips, and items to keep stocked in the fridge during summer picnic season.