Care Packages Ideas for Sleepaway Camp

I asked the experts at Maine Camp Experience to give me their best ideas for care packages and I’ve posted it here on my parenting blog, Pragmatic Mom. Please share your best ideas! Thank you! p.s. Here’s a few of their ideas: • NO food is permitted; flat mail is the predominant and preferred method; most […]

Children are at High Risk for Fireworks Eye Injuries

sparklers, fireworks, firework safety

Fireworks Safety Tips for 4th of July I remember watching the Newton city [professional] fireworks display on the hill at Fessenden two years ago with a group of families from my elementary school. One little boy ended up at the hospital that night. The culprit: those glow in the dark sticks. The boys were sword […]

Mia Bracciale Sings Anthem at NNHS Graduation

Mia Bracciale

Mia Bracciale sings the national anthem at the Newton North High School 2012 graduation which also happens to be her graduation.

Ergonomic Advice for Setting Up Your Computer Properly

  Please welcome Dr. David Oliver who has renamed his chiropractic, rehab and massage practice from Newton Wellness Center to Move Well Chiropractic to better reflect what he does. This week, he focuses on preventing back pain by having you closely examine just how you are set up at your computer. Proper Ergonomic Set Up […]

GIVEAWAY: 3 Thirty Minute Massages from Move Well Chiropractic!

Please welcome Dr. David Oliver from Move Well Chiropractic, formerly known as Newton Wellness Center on what the name change means to him. And don’t forget to LIKE his Facebook page to win a thirty minute massage! ————- I decide to change the name of my office for several reasons. There are a couple other offices in […]

Moms’ Book Club Picks and Skype Author Visits to Share

I run my moms’ book club which is mostly neighbors and the most challenging part of the job is to pick the books so I thought I’d share our picks in case you are looking for a good read, be it a light summer read or more serious stuff. We alternate. One month “beach read.” […]

BSO: New Sheriff in Town for Youth & Family Concerts, Family Concert April 21

Thomas Wilkins, BSO, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Youth and Family Conductor

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s New Sheriff What do you get if you cross Bill Cosby with Pastor Archibold Epps and teach them to conduct a first rate orchestra? Why, Thomas Wilkins, the new permanent Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert Conductor. Technically, he’s the Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor. He makes classical music fun and accessible to […]

Book Giveaway: Rebel Moms by Davina Rhine

Rebel Moms

Rebel Moms: The Off-Road Map for the Off-Road Mom by Davina Rhine Congrats to Becca! You won the book!   Review written by Leah Drichel for The Bloomington Roller Derby Examiner: Reader Review of Rebel Moms: “In the current political climate, with the Occupy Movement, and people across the globe beginning to take a stand for what they […]

Meet Best Women’s Travel Writing Contributor Carol Reichert

Carol Reichert, Best Women's Travel Writing, Lavinia Spaulding

Carol Reichert writes in the sensory deprivation chamber that is the Newton, Massachusetts public library. She has served as a midwife to a cow giving birth in New Zealand, danced flamenco in the mountain caves outside of Granada, and learned lomi lomi massage in Hawaii. In addition to writing, she dances flamenco in Boston and Spain […]

2 MOMtrepreneurs Juggling It All: Meet Celeste and Laura of Well Within, Massage and Integrated Health

Well Within, Massage, Integrated Health, Celeste Woodside,

Starting a business with a friend can be tricky endeavor, but it’s working for Celeste Woodside  and Laura Viale of Well Within on Washington Street (between Cabots and Whole Foods). As business owners, they each balance the other’s strengths and weaknesses. In fact, it’s  this collaborative culture that infuses Well Within with an integrative approach. Not only do […]