Category Archives: Feature

When Being Unstoppable Requires a Team

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I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own. When I first started working with the Children’s MOTRIN #UnstoppableMoms campaign in the…

#GivingTuesday–Supporting Hyper-Local Non-Profits

My first job out of college (it took me awhile, so this was in my late 20’s) was in a fledgling non-profit. It had grown out of a Harvard student organization and was bringing on its first employees. I believe there were 7 of us that first day in an almost-empty office. Unlike other places…

Happy Birthday to My Game Changer

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Bug turned 9 last week. I think this picture speaks volumes about him. He’s a joyous kid who loves new experiences, learning, and exploring the world. He’s my partner in crime, always up for whatever crazy scheme I come up with (as long as it doesn’t involve heights!). October was also my 10th wedding anniversary….

The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM

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Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” focusing on the science behind health and beauty products….

Happy Back to School!

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By now, most of us are back to school… I think a few stragglers start this week. I have mixed feelings as the school year begins. I had an especially nice summer with my kids, so it’s a bit hard to go back to early mornings and less time as a family. We’ll just have…

How My Kids Taught Me to Love Reading Again

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Growing up, you could easily describe me as a bookworm. I would spend entire days curled up with a good book and I was always on the hunt for new things to read. I loved the quiet of reading, the focus it requires, the escapism, and the way it inspired me to write. And then…

Under the Sea Party–Mermaids, Fish, Turtles, and More!

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When you’ve got a new house with an indoor pool and a daughter turning 7, all signs point to an “Under the Sea” themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a bit obvious, but it’s also got a lot of potential in terms of decorations and food. Any good party starts with the invitations. Of course, I’m…

North Fork Wine Country–Family Time or Romance?

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The North Fork of Long Island features gems for both adults and kids. Plus, it’s an easy weekend trip from Boston.

A Butterfly Garden Party

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Last summer, LadyBug had a Butterfly Garden Party for her 6th birthday. I have been remiss in posting pictures, but that’s largely because I barely took any. I spent hours upon hours upon hours prepping for this party and then had no time to take pictures! So frustrating. In any case, her 7th birthday party…

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster Comes to Disney World

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Video footage, sneak-peek pictures, and an overview of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster in the Magic Kingdom.