If you are expecting your own bundle of joy this holiday season, it may feel overwhelming when searching for the perfect, yet practical purchases for your little one. Whether pregnant yourself, or shopping for a friend or family member, there are always those “must haves” that exist on every baby’s list.
Throughout the bustling month of December, Boston Babies will feature a few family favorites, from toys and clothing to gear and gizmos.
Subscribe to Boston Babies, follow on Twitter @boston_babies or visit Boston Babies on Facebook to learn more about December deals and must haves for the holidays. Looking for where to shop… Continue Reading
The holiday season is upon the city of Boston, with Black Friday ending, Cyber Monday in full swing and holiday songs heard in every Starbucks in town. So grab your grande Christmas Blend and make your way down the soon to be decorated streets of Commonwealth Avenue to the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies.
Copley Square Tree Lighting
- Copley Square from 5:00-6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2011
- Live entertainment and guest appearance by Santa Claus!
- Light refreshments provided by local businesses
- Reception hosted by Fairmont Copley Plaza immediately following tree lighting
- Additional events taking place in and around Copley Square on Wednesday, November 30th
- Boston Common from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2011
- 70th Annual Lighting of Boston’s “Official Christmas Tree”
- The Skating Club of Boston will present a show on the Boston Common Frog Pond
- Live entertainment, news coverage and guest appearances…
Everyone can agree that the support system that new moms form is incredibly special and unique. Establishing such a community allows moms to share their fears and concerns, muse over the endearing moments of their babies, as well as vent about the frustrating aspects of being a new mother.
This friendship among moms develops and changes over the weeks, months and even years as their children grow and families move. However, there is something sacred and lasting about sharing such milestones with a group of people who, while different in many ways, understand you and your triumps and trebulations on a personal level and may be able to most identify with you and your new role of motherhood.
Because this bond is a valuable resource, both emotionally and logistically, as you lean on and learn from your new mommy friends, Boston Babies will periodically feature Boston Moms’ stories, best practices, questions people want answered, recipes and other submissions. If you are interested in sending in a submission for review, please post on Boston Babies’Face Book page.
The first feature is from a Boston Mom, who shares a family recipe to enjoy for the Thanksgiving holiday…
Devon Holden, Back Bay
Coming from a Southern family, I spent many Thanksgivings in Savannah where I learned my grandmother’s favorite recipes!
It is one of my favorite holidays, and I can’t wait to share it with my one-year-old. I like it because you get to eat really great food and share it with the people you love. I’m going to share three of my favorite recipes for stuffing, baked candied squash, and green bean casserole. Continue Reading
Featuring: Bodytalk Factory
Calling all new Moms who are looking to learn post-natal workout techniques in order to return to their pre-baby shape. This “Semi Private Post-Natal Session” allows moms to mingle and move in a non-competitive environment while still having fun!
Classes are limited to 3 people/class to ensure everyone receives personalized attention and assistance.
Please see details below for additional information or to RSVP today:
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: Three 90 Minute Sessions–9:30-11:00 am, 12:00-1:30 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm
Place: Bodytalk Factory, 133A Endicott Street–Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
Cost: $20 Cash
Personal Trainer/Corrective Exercise Specialist
When is TV too much for your toddler?
No one can dispute that we live in a media saturated society. TVs are super-sized, Iphones are an additional accessory to the human hand, and IPads are on this year’s holiday list, if not already in everyone’s home.
Dinner reservations are booked on Open Table, couples are created on cyberspace and then separated via text message, and friends are found on Facebook and followed via Twitter. Land lines are obsolete and notes once written in a letter on stationary and sent through “snail mail” have morphed in to instant messages, texts, posts and now tweets.
While modern society has clearly made its share of advancements, at what cost does being “plugged in” effect the next generation? While busy Moms and Dads need their fix of phones and time to decompress in front of their TV, where do babies and toddlers fit in to the media mayhem? Continue Reading
Da Vinci Ristorante offers a charming atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food.
As the holidays approach with parties, planning and preparation, treat yourself to a mom’s night out at Da Vinci Ristorante, located at 162 Columbus Avenue, nestled in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay.
Owner Wioletta Zywina has created an evening where you will mingle with mommies, enjoy culinary creations by Chef Pepinno, and dance the night away with entertainment and a live DJ. You will sample appetizers at the bar before sitting down to a two course dinner consisting of salad and an entree. Each course will be complimented by a wine, and will allow room to indulge in dessert.
Please see below for additional details:
Date: Monday, December 5, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm
Price: $65 inclusive (cash or check)