Mom’s Life

Family Vacation & Sleep: How to Deal

It’s family vacay season, and while making memories is fun, the sleep disruptions that kids (and as a result, parents) encounter while away are not as enjoyable. We spoke to Craig Canapari, MD, a Yale Medicine pediatric sleep expert and author of It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train (2019 Rodale Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House), about the most common issues that pop up and how you can deal with them.

Top 5 Things to Know About Suburban Jungle—and about finding the right suburb for your family

Suburban Jungle launched from a real need—having a resource to get the real insider scoop on a community. The reality? Real estate agents sell towns so they can sell houses. And if you don’t have personal connections in a town, it can be hard to get the real deal! The Local Mom’s Network and Suburban Jungle are partnering together to help ease the transition of moving to a new place – from the day you start looking! Learn here how Suburban Jungle can help – and for FREE!

Cocktail Hour: Mommy & Me

Whether hosting a back yard BBQ or enjoying a quiet evening on the back porch, summer is the perfect time for a refreshing cocktail. One of my go-to creations is a simple yet elegant Gin & Tonic. A kid friendly cocktail is also a fun addition to summer gatherings. We love to dress up sparkling water and or juice with special garnishes for the kiddos. 

Where to Watch Fireworks 2019

Lots of great spots around MetroWest Boston to enjoy fireworks. Our personal favorite is Fruitlands Museum where  there’s live music and spectacular fireworks! We like to pack a picnic dinner and meet up with friends. You’ll often see kids dancing the night away in front of the stage on the beautiful lawn overlooking the mountains!

Feed Your Dog Fresh Foods for a Healthy, Happy Life!

Like many dog owners, CT dad Tom Arrix thought of his golden retrievers, Cooper & Eddie, as his fifth and sixth children. So when Cooper was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2018, Tom set out to do everything he could do to ensure Cooper’s recovery, including meeting with a veterinary wellness specialist who shifted his diet from dry kibble to fresh ingredients. Once Cooper entered remission and regained his appetite—and full zest for life—Tom launched Joy Food to help others give their pets the same high quality food that had helped heal Cooper.

Summer 2019 Bucket List

Looking for fun things to do this summer? Checkout this awesome list of activities!

LA Mama & Former Beauty Director At Birchbox Shares Her Sunscreen Picks for Kids

Warm weather is finally here in MetroWest Boston, and summer is just around the corner! But LA Mama, Brittany has the sun shining on her family year round! AND this ultra chill mama is a former Beauty Director at Birchbox so she knows what’s up when it comes to skincare and sun! She was nice enough to share her top sunscreen picks for kids and babies that are good for you too! Nowadays you can find this fun-loving mama behind the sites of Bicoastal Baby B, and Beach Cities Moms. Thank you for sharing with us Brittany!

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