Social Media Mom Brain

I’d like to blame my haziness up there on what I have lovingly named “the plague” that has hit 3/4 of our family of late (and in the same breath be grateful that we were spared worse), but I can’t.  It’s not the never ending cold that drags us right …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: The Omnivore's Appeal

I have been vegetarian for broke, no income college student reasons but also because meat is not high on my must haves list. Truthfully, I am perfectly satisfied with a rotating menu that includes vegetables, breads, mollusks, fish, fruit and liver. The rest of meat I can do without. When …

Boston Ballet: So Much More than Nutcracker

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the ballet.  Not because I don’t love it, but I was spoiled by my “hometown” ballets in Canada and New York.  After moving here, my first Boston Ballet performance was a huge disappointment.  In the 90’s Boston Ballet was perhaps a …

Zen Lessons on the CSA Farm

This week we’re picking blueberries and sugar snaps.  It is hotter than hot, but somehow it’s almost always just a little bit cooler on the farm.  After a week of city heat, and sloth with everyone’s nerves growing together like tangled weeds it feels good to leave the kids on …

Redefining the Glitterati

I know, I know, the time change is only one hour, but there’s something about it that throws us all off. We try to start dinner early but stay up a bit later and do some extra active night time activities to get the kids asleep on time, but somehow …