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Mother and father hold their smiling 5 year old son's hands and walk down a cobblestone street in Boston's Beacon Hill; they're in winter coats and it's snowing, a light layer of white coats the street.

Stuck in the New England doldrums of mud, freezing rain, and occasional snowstorms? Watching your kids run around the house, seemingly done with their holiday presents already? There’s no reason to start counting the days until April: we can all keep having fun this gloomy season, I promise. Here are my top recommendations for winter […]

Five Fun Boston-Area Family Winter Activities

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Newborn baby's toes splayed as its legs are held by two blue-gloved hands on a hospital baby blanket, an ID tag on the baby's left ankle

I had to do a little shout-out to the team who helped us birth our son; it was such a positive experience and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Initially planning on a hospital birth with my OBGYN, halfway through the pregnancy (okay, it was during a hospital tour in which I had a panic […]

Check Out Birthmatters for Your Cambridge Midwife Team!

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"I trust my instincts" card next to a wooden clock surrounded by white christmas lights, in a room at a Boston birthing center

What is the role of Postpartum Doula? They provide educational information and support to the mother and family with a variety of unique needs of bringing home a new baby. Support may include infant feeding, mother-baby bonding, newborn care, and many other needs a new mother and baby may require. They also nurture the family […]

Get Support After Giving Birth With a Boston Postpartum Doula!

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Image of a woman's torso only, with her hands gently framing her stomach. She is about 7 months pregnant and is wearing a pink flowered dress, with a green lawn behind her.

You don’t need me to tell you how hard pregnancy is on your body. Over the course of nine months, you’re rapidly growing and transforming. It’s not exactly a comfortable experience! While many view regular prenatal massages as an unnecessary expense, I promise you these appointments are worth the time and money! Not only do […]

8 Stress-Relieving Locations for a Boston Prenatal Massage

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Blonde family of four dances in the boys' bedroom. Dad holds 3 year old son upside down while he laughs; mom holds 6 year olds hands and jumps up and down.

Do you remember the excitement and joy of going into your favorite toy store? The endless shelves of new and shiny toys just waiting to be purchased and unboxed. I still get that same excitement when I visit toy stores, almost like the magic comes back to me, and I share that special time with […]

3 Fun-Filled Toy Stores In Cambridge MA To Visit With the Family!

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3 year old girl with dark hair pigtails sits in front of two bright french doors and opens a coloring book

A pediatrician is an important part of your child’s healthcare. So, of course, you only want the highest quality professional for your little ones. When looking for pediatricians in Cambridge, MA, three pediatric centers provide the care and passion you are looking for as a parent.  Three Pediatricians in Cambridge, MA, You And Your Kids […]

3 Pediatricians in Cambridge MA to Keep Your Children Healthy!

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Black and white image of a mother reading to her daughter by a window in her office

When Eli was a year old, I eagerly began my Halloween kids’ book deep dive, which continues annually as we add to our collection. We’ve read many that did not make the list (call me crazy but I’m looking at you, Room on the Broom.) Until he’s old enough for Edgar Allan Poe and Alvin […]

Best Children’s Halloween Books

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Smiling mother holds small knit elephant toy over her newborn daughter, who gazes into her mother's face with curiousity

Whether this is your first child or you are adding on to your family, there are so many items you will need or want to purchase for your baby. With all of the new products for babies, toddlers, and young kids, you may even want to be able to test out those products and learn […]

High-End & Must-Have Items at Baby Stores in Cambridge, MA

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Young mother sits on a wooden chair in a dining room surrounded by bottles and breastfeeding gear. She holds her newborn son and nuzzles the top of his head, smiling. Father sits next to her and smiles while gazing at her face.

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful journey between you and your baby. Breastmilk can provide your baby with just the right nutrients and help to defend against infections and many other positive health benefits. It also can be very overwhelming. I recommend finding a lactation consultant during your pregnancy so you have an additional person to […]

5 Boston Lactation Consultant Options for Breastfeeding Support

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Yoga teacher demonstrates a pose on her mat: we just see her hands planted at the top of a green mat, with an open notebook and water bottle nearby.

Pregnancy is a time when your body is going through daily changes and working overtime. So treat it as a time of relaxation if you can — I know it’s not always easy, especially if you’re already a parent! One revitalizing way to sneak away from it all and give your body the pampering it […]

5 Calming & Revitalizing Studios Providing Boston Prenatal Yoga!

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