Remember that your Boston Baby sees you as a super star! Don’t let society’s snide commentary make you second guess every choice you make as a Mom.
“It takes a village to raise a family,” Hillary Clinton.
Those words will never resonate so true until you have a baby and realize that multi-tasking (a skill many women are renowned for excelling in) is taken to a whole new level and the ability to rely on others is essential for securing and maintaining one’s sanity.
Girls are made to believe they can “have it all.” They are taught strength as well as compassion. Independence as well as intimacy. Work ethic as well as family values. Young women strive for success and are told that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.
But then young ladies grow up and realize that it isn’t that simple.
Unfortunately every day women are made to feel that they must choose between their career and their children. While everyone recognizes that women who are over 35 years old are termed “higher risk pregnancies,” many careers require that women seek tenure in their early thirties, exactly when their clocks are starting to tick, while medical students are just finishing their residences, lawyers are putting in their 14-16 hours per day at the firm, and corporate execs are working their way up the prominent logistical ladder. Women struggle with the desire to further their career and reach their professional potential while still balancing this high powered pursuit with the yearning to settle down and start a family. Once these career driven women become moms, they are often torn with this dilemma…parent or professional. While the choice to be a stay at home mom vs. a working woman use to be a luxury decided only by women in a higher socioeconomic status, studies show that women across varying financial backgrounds are taking a more serious look at what works best for them and their family. Continue Reading
Boston Babies wish all of the super heroes in their lives, a Happy Father’s Day!
It is time to thank the Dads who make the Moms’ lives easier (and yes, sometimes harder) but if nothing else, eventful! Many Moms run a household like a well oiled machine, full of “to do” lists, enrichment classes, dos and don’ts, organized diaper bags and packed social schedules. These Wonder Women often make the day to day look easy because they have mastered the uncanny ability to multi-task, have a relentless attention to detail and unexplainable amount of energy.
However, to be fair, this Super Mom mentality can come at a price, and often leaves Dads dodging the over-tired, under fed, “Mommy Mood Swings.” As it is a weekend to celebrate Dads, Boston Babies would like to acknowledge the part they play in creating a well-balanced baby. It is a Dad’s duty to provide the baby with the essentials: Elmo voices, playtime in the park, animal sounds, high fives and fist bumps, bubbles during bath time and books at bed, rides on top of shoulders and tickle tortures to offset tears. While no one can dispute the different roles that Moms and Dads play in a child’s life, it cannot be argued that both pieces of the puzzle are effective in providing the best for a Boston Baby.
In honor of Father’s Day, Erik Qualman, local father of two and author of international best sellers, Socialnomics and Digital Leader, provides Dads with tips on how best to spend time with toddlers. See below for information on where to go, what you’ll need, and most importantly, how to plan for and best bond with your baby. Continue Reading
Looking for a family friendly activity to do this weekend?
Visit TICO Restaurant, located in Boston’s Back Bay for a FREE event featuring live music from Ben Rudnick and Friends. The Family Works Event will take place in TICO’s safely fenced in, cozy outdoor patio, providing a parent approved place space for little ones.
See below for additional details:
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Venue: TICO Restaurant, 222 Berkeley Street, Boston
Cost: FREE (live music, complimentary coffee and juice)
*Brunch will be available for purchase
The Family Works Event will benefit The Newton Wellesley Hospital. All guests are asked to bring a new teddy bear. Catching Joy will lead an activity table where kids can use their crayons, creativity and care to make birthday cards which will be included with their teddy bear donation.
If you have additional questions or would like to RSVP today, please contact 617.351.0400
TICO Restaurant is the winner of Esquire Magazine’s Best New Restaurants in America 2011!