Winter in New England means we need to be ready for any and all weather. The LOAD of items that have to go to school with my children each morning seems endless! No matter what season it is, I...
Do you have a picky eater? Is dinner time the most stressful time of the day? Are you cooking four different meals for each member in your family? My youngest use to be a picky eater! I would cook several...
Take a road trip with kids, they said. It'll be fun, they said.  Wait a minute. No one has said that. EVER.  Well, maybe they have. But probably only when the kids are older than age five. Long drives with young...
After close to 18 months home with them, I am sick of my own voice.  I swear my two boys have this incredible ability to IGNORE me and filter out what I say. They seem to hear my husband, and...
No matter one’s age, big emotions are HARD. That’s why as parents, one of our most important responsibilities is to teach our tiny humans about difficult emotions…and how to handle them. As a professional therapist, I thought that having...
This year, more than ever, it's important to positively connect with our kids after school. School days can be long and exhausting, no matter what age they are at. Once they are out of school, they likely don’t enjoy...
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...
When I was little, I felt everyone was cooler and had an easier life. I thought mean kids were mean for sure, but higher up on the food chain somehow. Then, something interesting happened. I survived school, went to...
One of my biggest struggles in mothering has been my elder daughter's propensity for running off. She is independent and distractable, headstrong and adventurous. What will one day make her a formidable adult made her a nightmare of a...
I don’t believe in teaching manners. Not because I don’t expect my kids to say please and thank you, but because I am more interested in building their character, teaching them empathy and to think critically. We go beyond...

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Fall Sensory Friendly Activities on the Seacoast

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You may have seen an entertainment venue or children's event deemed sensory friendly. This typically means that there is special care taken to accommodate...
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