“I have bad news. I am sorry. You have cancer.” Sitting in the cold clinical doctor's office on a snowy, cloudy January day in Chicago, I was 6 months postpartum with my daughter, and I felt like I had...
When I was first pregnant nine years ago, I found so much information and comfort in online groups. All the questions about strange body changes, sharing fears and hopes, and potential baby names - nothing was off limits. There...
I’m a big fan of the television series Gilmore Girls. Huge fan, actually. Yes, I know the characters speak at an incredibly quick and most likely unrealistic pace. And I know that – especially when compared to other series...
When you think your child may benefit from mental health services it can be difficult to even know where to start. Alana DiMario is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and a contributor for PMB, so we asked her to...
Somewhere around my 30th birthday, I decided that I had certain non-negotiables; terms that I would keep to and not apologize for. As a way to take more control of my own happiness and give myself the authority and...
It's no secret that I struggle with seasonal depression, and general anxiety disorder.  I try to be open to writing about these things despite the embarrassment derived from my vulnerability.  I hope that by opening dialogue, mental health issues...
I’m sure there are some parents who can do it all.  They manage to cook healthy and organic meals, keep a clean house, be there for every game, arrange play dates, work just enough but not too much, and...
Spoiler Alert: I’m still fat. This post is about ME. Not my kids.  Kids make most self-care more challenging and that has been true of this experiment…let’s leave it at that. I’ve now spent thirty days trying to focus more...
Grit: courage and resolve; strength of character.   I am sweating, out of breath, and kind of feel like I want to throw up. Just looking at me, you might think I had just crossed the finish line of a 5K.  In...
  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...

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Progressive Dining in Boston’s North End

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My husband and I love progressive dining experiences for daytime dates. If you haven’t tried progressive dining before, you must! Simply choose an area...