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  • No Elf Here — We Have Snow Globes Instead

    No Elf Here — We Have Snow Globes Instead

    My oldest was just 3 months old his first Christmas. I thought it might be a great time to practice elfing, so my husband and I purchased an Elf on the Shelf, gave him a name, and started the very...

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  • My Toddler Threw an Epic Airplane Tantrum — and I Survived

    My Toddler Threw an Epic Airplane Tantrum — and I Survived

    I learned that my daughter’s epic airplane meltdown did not make her a bad kid, or me a bad mom. It made us both human. And resilient humans, at that. The post My Toddler Threw an Epic Airplane...

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  • Plan Your Weekend :: December 20–22

    Plan Your Weekend :: December 20–22

    The post Plan Your Weekend :: December 20–22 appeared first on Boston Moms.

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  • Do You Hear What I Hear? A Few of My Favorite Christmas Tunes

    Do You Hear What I Hear? A Few of My Favorite Christmas Tunes

    Commuting to work during the holiday season is a lot more pleasant when I can blare the *NSYNC Christmas album. And holiday-themed dance parties sure have a way of turning a kid's bad mood around....

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  • Power Poses for Moms

    Power Poses for Moms

    This got me thinking — I wonder if there's a power pose equivalent for moms? Sure, we're good at talking ourselves up to other moms. We're good at pretending we have everything together and know...

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  • More Than Just Christmas Happening :: Celebrating My December Birthday Baby

    More Than Just Christmas Happening :: Celebrating My December Birthday Baby

    December babies deserve to be celebrated the same way as any other person on their birthday. There are so many small but significant ways to acknowledge both the holidays and the birthdays of...

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  • How to Raise a Foodie

    How to Raise a Foodie

    My family tells stories about me eating only butter packets while out to dinner. My mom would have to beg me to take just a few bites of food. I remember eating scrambled eggs, cereal (Frosted...

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  • Christmas Gift Ideas for a (Moderately) Minimalist Mom

    Christmas Gift Ideas for a (Moderately) Minimalist Mom

    Be specific! “I’d like to take your kid(s) for the morning one Saturday in January” is a lot more helpful and less stressful than “I’ll take the kids sometime.” Depending on how well you know the...

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  • Plan Your Weekend :: December 13–15

    Plan Your Weekend :: December 13–15

    The post Plan Your Weekend :: December 13–15 appeared first on Boston Moms.

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  • My Kid’s Oral Fixation Is Making Me Crazy!

    My Kid’s Oral Fixation Is Making Me Crazy!

    I remember the day my son figured out how to get his tiny thumb into his mouth. He was 4 months old, and when I went to check on him during a nap he was sucking away. I snapped a picture and...

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  • Comment on Supporting Families of Kids With Special Needs During the Holidays by Cat

    Comment on Supporting Families of Kids With Special Needs During the Holidays by Cat

    Great information!! Your tips will be very useful for many parents and hosts alike!!

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  • Supporting Families of Kids With Special Needs During the Holidays

    Supporting Families of Kids With Special Needs During the Holidays

    Our life is mostly chaotic, but it's still beautiful. As a family, we try to take in and enjoy the happy moments when they come to us, and we would love to share them with you. The post Supporting...

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  • The Teenager Vs. the Threenager

    The Teenager Vs. the Threenager

    Dear parents of three-year-olds. Welcome to the threenage year! This year was created to prepare you for your future as a parent of a teenager. Below is a list of comparisons between a threenager...

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  • The Season of the Elves

    The Season of the Elves

    Before we cuddle up and watch “The Polar Express,” the kids search through the house to find the hidden elves. Our elves aren’t your standard “Elf on the Shelf” — no, ours are hand-painted glass...

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  • Early to Rise: A Window into My Life at 5:40 A.M.

    Early to Rise: A Window into My Life at 5:40 A.M.

    I cherish my early mornings. Those minutes before the kids' wake-up clock turns green are all mine. They help me stay sane. Here’s a window into my "early to rise" mornings — or a week's worth of...

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  • Plan Your Weekend :: December 6–8

    Plan Your Weekend :: December 6–8

    The post Plan Your Weekend :: December 6–8 appeared first on Boston Moms.

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  • Documenting Your Family’s Holiday Story Through Photos

    Documenting Your Family’s Holiday Story Through Photos

    Ah, Christmas. The lights! The presents! The snow! The cookies! The list of ways to celebrate is endless. When my daughter was first born I was so busy planning and executing that I would forget...

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  • An Open Letter to the Ladies Who Sat Next To Us at a ‘Family-Friendly’ Restaurant

    An Open Letter to the Ladies Who Sat Next To Us at a ‘Family-Friendly’ Restaurant

    See, things have changed a lot. Parents of young kids these days can be distracted — myself included. We have a lot going on, and technology and social media have created an additional burden on...

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  • Staying Calm and Present This Holiday Season

    Staying Calm and Present This Holiday Season

    If the holiday season doesn't go the way you envision, there's always next year. Let’s not forget that the season is about the joy and the meaning of our holidays, not the junk, or the events, or...

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  • Plan Your Thanksgiving Weekend :: November 29–December 1

    Plan Your Thanksgiving Weekend :: November 29–December 1

    The post Plan Your Thanksgiving Weekend :: November 29–December 1 appeared first on Boston Moms.

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