If you're a breastfeeding mother, you've likely heard opinions from people around you on when the breastfeeding relationship should end. They might be subtle suggestions, not necessarily directed toward you, but as judgmental observations about others and how long...
It’s 4am, and I’m feeding the baby—who despite many promising nights of sleep here and there is not yet consistently sleeping through the night—and I hear it.  His voice is quiet at first. “Mama. More milk please.” Don’t even get...
Can we talk about post-breastfeeding changes for a hot minute? I feel like weaning doesn't come up in conversation enough. Is the topic taboo? Maybe it is. Either way, I wish I knew what I know now before having...
Dear Mom of Tweens, I see you, and what’s more, I hear you. You keep muttering frightening things to me.  “Just wait,” you say, clearly unimpressed with my complaints about yet another night without sleep. “Enjoy them now," you beseech...
When my daughter was born in 2014, I was a first-time mom, and so naïve. I planned to breastfeed her for the first year. After she was born and put on my chest, my husband cut her cord, and...
Before we had you, life was so different. Before we had you, we had something called "laundry day" each week. It took up a part of one day each week. All clean laundry got folded and put away without delay....
For adults and kids alike, meltdowns are tough. As adults, I feel like it's easy for us to get overwhelmed, apologize, and then repeat. The cycle continues. Why don't we just say, "I need a minute"? And then actually...
   I am the mommy of two boys. My first is a very feisty and charming two-and-a-half-year-old. I used to call him Small Fry, which eventually morphed into the nickname Potato because he was a pretty round baby. He looked...
One day your baby eats everything. They eat frozen peas and mashed cauliflower. They suck down Baba Ganoush and cold ramp soup with reckless abandon. They joyfully consume diced cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and sautéd mushrooms. Of course they do. ...

This Is 8

My precious first born, there's an elephant in the room.  I can sense it.  You can sense it.  But it's been hard to put our fingers on just what it is.  But, I think I've figured it out.  You're 8...

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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...