Category Archives: Baby

Why There’s Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Do you kiss your kid on the lips? A friend of mine from college–a single dad who puckers up for his three boys–recently posed this question on Facebook (the place for life debates). His ex-wife tried to make him feel … Continue reading

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Hot Baby Names Are Pretty Cold (If You’re the One Saddled With Them)

I am proud my son is number 46 on the mid-year list of most popular baby names. Technically, he’s not even ranked on Nameberry’s list—his legal name is Alex, not Alexander (which I thought was too stuffy for my offspring … Continue reading

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U Can’t Touch This: Best Mother-Son Wedding Dance Ever

Most mother-son dances at weddings are pretty forgettable. They awkwardly dance to a slow song–“Unforgettable” is always popular– while guests pick at their dinners until it’s time to applause. It’s usually a long three or four minutes. That’s what makes … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Kimye

Kimye, it’s 2014. Out with the old and in with the new. No, I am not talking about the customized soft porn Hermès Birkin bag you’re Karrying around that cost more than a year’s worth of my mortgage payments. Or … Continue reading

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Pride

A permit and poop…there’s nothing like that combination to make a Mommy swell up with pride. My little Ashley–the one who believed in Santa Claus when we met (um, not anymore), cuddled with me every single night (now we air … Continue reading

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We Are Boston

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, and I still live here, now with my own family. The streets of Boston run through my body like veins; they pump blood straight to my heart. I gave birth … Continue reading

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Boys and Boobs

My baby boy likes loves boobs. It’s all boobs all of the time at casa Meltzer these days. I know what you’re thinking…men are generally obsessed with the almighty breast. Shocker. I remember some boys in my neighborhood growing up … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Hurricane Mommy

So, I am in the midst of preparing for a hurricane. Are you jealous? My son is two-years-old, and this is his second hurricane. We were without power for nearly one week during the last one, and it was beyond … Continue reading

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Dear Jodi?

I just got a perplexing letter from a reader. I nearly fell off my chair. Who am I kidding? I hit the ground hard–with a big fat thud courtesy of my lingering post-preggo poundage. (Sidebar: cheers to Christina Applegate, who … Continue reading

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Google: Friend or Foe?

Freaking Google. It’s a frenemy to us Mommies, don’t you think? I have been MIA on Mommy Dish for awhile (not like me–I am sorry I suck right now). But, no worries, I can give you a recap on my … Continue reading

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