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Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

How do you have summer fun without water, sand, and a left arm? The “worst summer of her life,” as proclaimed by my 7-year-old daughter, has begun. She broke her arm 3 1/2 weeks ago ...

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Tips for Involving Kids in Thanksgiving Prep

Tips for Involving Kids in Thanksgiving Prep

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2013. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year. We will have 18 family members total, and only three are young children. That means a lot of food, a ...

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Teacher Appreciation: Thank you, Teacher

Teacher Appreciation: Thank you, Teacher

Editor’s Note: A few years ago, Media Mom wrote this ode to her son’s infant teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. Her son is graduating from Kindergarten Prep this year (oh how time flies!) but she ...

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Flying with a Baby: JetBlue’s Powerful Mother’s Day Ad

Flying with a Baby: JetBlue’s Powerful Mother’s Day Ad

I’m tired. Not just regular working mom tired, but tired, as in my return flight from a business trip was delayed 3 hours and I didn’t get home from the airport until 4:00 am tired. ...

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The Inclusion Debate: Amazon Mom vs. Amazon Family

The Inclusion Debate: Amazon Mom vs. Amazon Family

This blog, The Family Room Blog, was once called The Mom to Mom Blog. We received a couple of complaints from dads over the years who felt the blog name should be more inclusive. I’ll admit ...

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Parenting: When Honesty is Not the Best Policy

Parenting: When Honesty is Not the Best Policy

Honesty is a big deal to me and it’s something I’ve tried very hard to instill in my children. However, I think my husband and I may have slacked a bit on child #2 because while ...

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Springtime & Kids: A Letter to the School Nurse

Springtime & Kids: A Letter to the School Nurse

There was a glimmer of sunshine and warmth last week, and it broke my resolve. And I’ve been feeling a little guilty ever since, so I wanted to write this open letter to my daughter’s school ...

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Toddler Nutrition: Is Caffeine the New Milk?

Toddler Nutrition: Is Caffeine the New Milk?

WTF? Am I allowed to say that here? I mean, seriously. I just read an article that says 15% of Boston area toddlers drink as much as 4 ounces of coffee a day. Did I already say WTF? ...

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Why I’m Not a Work from Home Mom

Why I’m Not a Work from Home Mom

I’ve always known working from home doesn’t suit me. I like the human interaction of being in the office with other people. And for a long time, my husband worked from home, and we most ...

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My Daughter Thinks She Can Do Anything

My Daughter Thinks She Can Do Anything

My daughter thinks she can do anything. If that surprises you, please keep it to yourself. This weekend while my 8-year-old daughter was selling Girl Scout cookies, a neighbor (who purchased generously, thank you) was ...

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