Tag: winter

5 Virtual Activities to Entertain on a Rainy Day

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Boston winters are long. They are really long, really cold, and really isolating. And then comes spring, which often brings rainy days, extreme wind,...

Fun Indoor Activities to Finish Off Winter and Prepare for April...

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Well, it’s STILL winter in New England and we're STILL living the COVID life. It's cold, and cabin fever is rearing its wild head...

Move Over, Swiss Miss :: 7 Hot Cocoas to Warm You...

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We may be in the depths of winter, but I still try to get outside as much as possible with my son. If you’re...

Everything I Wish I Had Known When Moving to the Boston...

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Are you moving to Boston soon? Just moved here? Welcome!  My husband and I relocated to Boston from Dallas in 2018 with our then 2-year-old...

How to Survive the Pandemic: Winter Edition

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Unless you’re our family dog, you’re probably not embracing the winter of 2020/2021. As COVID cases continue to rise in various cities across the...

Winter Is Coming — Are You Ready?

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Winter is coming! When I moved to Massachusetts for graduate school in 2009, my plan was to book the first available flight back home to...

Dear Boston (the Love Letter I Never Thought I’d Write)

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Dear Boston, I'll be honest. When I arrived here four years ago, I was pretty certain I wouldn't love you. My husband's job was bringing...

There Is a Place for Winter :: 3 Unexpected Gifts from...

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It is easy to get frustrated with the negatives of winter — cabin fever, all the effort it takes to layer your kids up to go outside, digging your car out of snowbanks just to leave the house. Like all the seasons, winter is fleeting. Enjoy the gifts it offers us while it is present. Despite my skepticism of this frosty season, I have come to realize that there is a place for winter.

6 Ways to Thrive in the New England Winter (With Small...

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We’ve all been there. The holidays can be a whirlwind of fun and delight, January is full of newness and resolutions, and then the reality of the New England winter sets in. I have to say, I’ve come to embrace winter over the years, and this year I wanted to think more about how. Here's what I've come up with so far.

A New England Transplant’s Guide to Boston Winter

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Prior to moving to Boston, I had spent eight years living in the D.C./Baltimore area, which does not have a stellar record when it...

Staying Calm and Present This Holiday Season

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If the holiday season doesn't go the way you envision, there's always next year. Let’s not forget that the season is about the joy and the meaning of our holidays, not the junk, or the events, or all the things. You do the holidays your way, I’ll do them mine, and everyone else can go about it their way. Let’s go into this holiday season happy and excited with sound mind and presence so we can enjoy our children, our faiths, and our families — and a little of all the extras.

Three Cheers for Spring!

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There’s always hope that this milder weather will stick and that days spent outside for hours are just around the corner. That March, which came in like a bit of a lion with its foot of snow, will go out like a peaceful, gentle dove, segueing into a perfect summer.

4 Things to Do in Boston When Winter Just Won’t End

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At this point in the Boston winter, it feels like the season will never, ever end. Tons of area museums, libraries, and organizations break out their best activities for February break, but what are you supposed to do in the wintertime that remains after break? It’s still cold, it’s still doing who knows what precipitation-wise, and you might get even more bored than you were before. Don’t fret — here are four ideas of things to do in the Boston area that will break up the late winter boredom beyond February break.

Winter Survival :: Indoor Activities in Boston and Beyond

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Life with children gets tricky in the winter. If your kids are anything like mine, they need to get lots of energy out on a daily basis. We don’t do well sitting at home all day. When it’s below freezing, and you can’t send your kids outside to play in the yard all day, how do you survive the long winter months? I have some great indoor activities to share with you!

Easy Medicine Dosing :: OnCure App

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We are in the heart of cold and flu season. With three active kids (two of whom are in school), a lot of germs go through our house. With those germs come many fevers. Many, many fevers. I was recently introduced to a really nifty app, OnCure, that makes tracking medicine dosages much easier (and safer!).