True Life: I used to be fat.   And then I was thin. And now I’m fat again.   I’ve spent the majority of my life obsessing over my weight.  During the times I’ve been overweight, I’m obsessing about food…and during the...
"Hi, I'm Chelsea and I birthed two of my three children at home."  This isn't actually how I introduce myself to people, but it usually eventually comes up in my mom circles or when talking with couples thinking about...
I do not understand why we tell newly-pregnant women not to tell anyone they're pregnant until after the first trimester. The reason most often given is because the risk of miscarriage is so high. Is it just me or...
The baby was about to wake from a nap. I had just finished folding the third load of laundry of the day. There were too many clothes to fit in the hamper so I headed upstairs with my arms...
It's hard to believe three weeks have passed since we hosted our first annual Bloom. As the PMB team has reflected on the event, we keep thinking about what we heard over and over again as guests filed out...
Preparing for a new baby can be exciting, overwhelming, and stressful. There's also the fear of the unknown. Will I know what to do? Will I be a good mom? I thought for sure the second time around would...
I’d been married for three years and answered the “when are you going to have a baby?” question more than I’d like to recount. My OBGYN recommended going to an infertility specialist for testing. Admittedly, I was both excited...
Black maternal health week. BLACK maternal health week. Black MATERNAL health week... I will NOT capitalize the word health because we BLACK MATRONS don’t have any health to spare for that. The experts have weighed in and the studies have been...
"Is that what I think it is?" Clear as day.  There it was. My IUD on a piece of toilet paper. I sat there in the bathroom (at work of all places) staring at it.   Panic set in.  When did...
After the birth of my first child, I was inundated with articles about postpartum sex. Article after article discussing how women could not wait to be intimate with their partner again. Claims of how the six-week wait was too...

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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...