Ok. This may not be very 2019 of me, but here goes: I Love Baby Books. For those of you non-Luddites out there, a baby book (also known as a record book or memory book) is a sort-of store...
If you're anything like me, you start every season with a mental list of a bunch of things you want to do with your kids in the next few months. When you look back at that list at the...
Since becoming a mother, there is so much I have gained. The physical changes are probably most obvious, including (but not limited to) stretch marks, wrinkles, and dimples, (on my face and… elsewhere.) I’ve also gained a sense of purpose....
Lately, I am living a little bit of a double life. Before you get all judgy on me, listen for a second. My son has been my entire world for the past 3+ years (more if you’re counting the...
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of tips in the media for keeping a house looking 'adult' while your kids are little. Facebook posts about how to downsize your toys so much that they fit in one closet. Moms...

Breaking Out of her Shell

When you have a shy kid and an out-going kid, it can make play dates tricky. Of course, my firstborn is shy.  She always has been and gets it from her father. So, she's the one who clings to...
The First Inning (when it all began) I vividly remember the first time I went to Fenway Park. I was ten and it was overwhelming in the most amazing way possible. The people, the movement, the smell of pretzels and...
“Hi, I’m Laura, and I can do cartwheels. Look!” That’s all it took for me to force other children to be friends with me—one smooth, cool, opening line… followed by a mediocre cartwheel.  I’ve always been social—and loud to boot—...
Hey There, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Papa, Meme, Pepe - we see you.   We know this was not your plan. Never did you dream you would be raising your grandchildren, but here you are. You have traded spoiling and adventures with...
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Weldon – a service we are thrilled be able to promote to our readers. You've made it through the week. You've packed the lunches and unpacked the snacks, you've gotten kids on and...

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Extra Innings: Fenway Park with Kids

The First Inning (when it all began) I vividly remember the first time I went to Fenway Park. I was ten and it was overwhelming...