I live with all men. One's in his 50s, another is 18 (sigh), and the last is a 14-year-old who thinks he’s 20 sometimes. These boys started out so cute! And now they smell, track dirt, eat all my...
Like so many parents, I've found myself thrust into a role I did not ask for. Not only am I "mom", but I'm the primary teacher of six children (thanks to remote learning!). As each day unfolds I focus...
I think back to the spring (pre COVID-19) when I relished in getting kids to play outside, and screen free, from the moment they got off the bus until dinner. We stopped at the park on the way home,...
I have the busiest preschooler on the planet. No, really, I do. You should meet him. He never stops moving....ever.  And while I love his curiosity and zest for exploring life, it presented me with a rather large challenge:...
I'm naming Summer 2020 "The Unstructured Summer". Because of COVID, I won't rush my six children off to camp or struggle to locate misplaced eye goggles in time for swimming lessons. There will be no hotel rooms or weekend...
I have a very musical family. As I write this post, I can hear my three-year-old son singing “Old MacDonald” at the top of his lungs while his dad, who plays several instruments, plays along with the guitar. My...
If you see someone picking through your recycling out on the curb, don't be alarmed, it's likely just one of the teachers from The Children’s Garden Preschool. Imagination and creation are languages children know extremely well. We need to...
During the day, I’m home alone with my two and four year old. I’m also trying to work a full time job remotely. Just like many parents right now, I found myself searching for valuable play and learning activities...
Before we dive in, just know you are doing better than you think you are. Truly. We are currently living in unprecedented and uncertain times. Teenagers are adjusting to this “new normal” during a very social and expressive stage of...
After the first week stuck at home, I realized this was the time to make some parenting priorities. I needed a distraction and goal - I could teach my kids some life skills that take time and I might...

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4 Places for Safe Social Interaction on the Seacoast during COVID-19

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When I had my daughter, most of my social interaction was all about her. I joined postnatal groups, went to mommy and me classes...