When you find yourself pregnant and share the exciting news with the world, friends and family will fawn over you and your upcoming addition.  They will start guessing boy or girl.  They will ask about nursery themes and names. ...
My son recently turned 2 years old, and like most moms, I’m feeling ALL the feelings.  These milestones, for me, always come with reflection on our time in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  When my water broke at...
Buddy! This was going to be your year, you were finally going to join your big sister at school. You were going to make your own friends, wear the same uniform she wore, and finally have a space of your...
Dear Child-Free Friends, I’m writing to let you know that motherhood can be pretty lonely, especially when your closest friends aren’t in the same boat as you. Just because I had a baby doesn’t mean the woman I was before...
  As anxious and unsure as adults are about what is happening in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, our children need to be our focus. We, as parents, get to control the narrative of what is happening to ensure...
Finally. Spring is on the horizon. It's time to celebrate the end of another winter and the birth of a new season. Spring brings with it the urge to open windows, deep clean everything, and spend much more time...
My 5-year-old son talks a lot. A. Lot. My 2-year-old daughter seems to be following in his footsteps and is growing more and more talkative by the day (especially when she is supposed to be napping). I pretty much...
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Is This My Last Baby?

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There's a mini crib in my bedroom, parked at the foot of my bed. It has been there since the middle of 2015. We had snagged it on an amazing clearance deal for our baby at the time. It...
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He Does What He Wants

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My 3-year old son likes control.  And he’s tough. I can hear you all, rolling your eyes and saying “Yeah, mine too. Join the club.” But hear me out. I’ve written about this before, almost nine months ago in The Toddler Trenches. And—surprise,...
As the mother of a 2-year-old, I am a master translator; I can decipher every attempt at a word and every babble. I devour each and every little 3-5 word toddler sentence. I marvel at how many new words she seems...

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Guide to Summer Fireworks in RI and MA

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Looking to catch some fireworks this summer? Check out our comprehensive guide to the best fireworks displays in Rhode Island and Massachusetts! RHODE ISLAND July...