Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Check out the latest "Moms Talk Q & A" feature.
How Do You Help Your Children Prepare And Cope For Your Travel? From Melisa Thorne: When my oldest daughter was 19 months old, I had to travel to India for work. That was the first time that I had ever left her overnight and this wasn’t just for one night, it was for a week and I was eight time zones away. She was so small at the time and really didn’t understand, so helping her cope wasn’t much of a factor. I, on the other hand, was an utter and complete mess. For the entire nine-hour flight from Boston to Germany I wept. Then for nine more hours to Bangalore, I cried on and off. I didn’t cope very well. I knew my daughter was left in the capable hands of her dad and he did a fantastic job with her. The experience was far worse for me …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Check out Arlington-based Helena's Boutique
Today's escape may be a little bit of a challenge, but totally worth it. Helena's is a great boutique that has a little bit of everything for your wardrobe. The challenging part is that it happens to be in the same building as Isis Parenting. Remember this is mom time and a mom escape. It may be easier to sneak over to the adorable children's apparel and latest parenting gadgets than try to stand in front of a mirror and consider: Have no fear. If you aren't ready to do anything other than browse the clothes, there are plenty of accessories that will keep you distracted and inspired for your shopping spree. The clothes at Helena's are fabulous, whether you are pregnant with No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4, or you need to add to your work or …
Check out our latest "Moms Talk Q&A" column on children's friendships with other kids who may be a bad influence on them.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
What do you do when your child (or children) has friends you don’t like? From Melisa Thorne: As a parent of a toddler and a kindergartener, it's typically not so much the friend that I don't like but more so it's usually a behavior that they exhibit that I don't approve of. Early in the school year, when my daughter got paired with one particular child in her class for activities, she got into trouble. Many times both children would have to sit out of activities for acting up. I asked my daughter, "When you had to sit out of circle time, how did that make you feel?" When she told me that it made her feel sad and that she didn't like everyone looking at her sitting alone, I told her, "Maybe you should try playing with a different friend …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Know of a talented or civic-minded youngster or youth group doing great things in the community that we can feature in Friday's edition of "Whiz Kid of the Week?" Let us know who they are by following the nomination steps listed in this post.
Know a child, teen or youth group doing amazing things in town? Let us know because they could be our next Whiz Kid honoree. Every Friday, Stoneham Patch will feature individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that impress us with their accomplishments in our "Whiz Kid of the Week" column. Email your nomination information to Stoneham Patch Editor Mark Ouellette at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the following information: If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a photo. For questions, email email@example.com.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Stoneham Patch is actively seeking nominations for this week's "Whiz Kid of the Week" feature, which runs every Friday.
Know a talented kid or youth group doing good work in the Stoneham community? They may be our next Whiz Kid honoree. Every Friday, Stoneham Patch will feature individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that impress us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens. Submit your nomination information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the following information: If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a photo. For questions, email email@example.com.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Stoneham Patch is actively seeking nominations for our weekly "Whiz Kid of the Week" feature.
Know a talented youngster or youth group doing good deeds in town? They may be our next Whiz Kid honoree. Every Friday, Stoneham Patch will feature individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that impress us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens. Submit your nomination information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the following information: If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a photo. For questions, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Our panel of three Stoneham mothers tackle the question of over-parenting in the first of our new weekly "Moms Talk Q&A" column.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Welcome to Moms Talk Q&A, a new feature on Stoneham Patch that we hope creates a community of support for mothers and their families in Stoneham. Each Wednesday in Moms Talk, our Moms Council take your questions, give advice and share solutions—and we want you to participate in that dialogue by commenting in the comments section below. The goal is to both provide a resource for questions about local schools, the best pediatricians and other parenting questions; and to provide a place to drop in for a discussion about the latest parenting hot topic, whether a Stoneham issue or a parenting issue that's gotten regional or even national attention. The newly formed Stoneham Patch Moms Council is: Melisa Thorne, Christa Ciccia and Tara Lawler. …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
On Wednesday, Stoneham accumulated more than 20 inches of snow during the second snowstorm of the winter season.
Mother Nature had no sympathy for Stoneham residents on Wednesday and the weathermen finally earned their money by being spot-on with this nor’easter that hit New England. Stoneham accumulated more than 20 inches of fresh powder, forcing school closures throughout the area. The wind gusts also registered between 15 and 25 miles per hour at times during the storm, according to the National Weather Service. Residents shoveled, used snow blowers, and hired plows to try to make a path out to the street from their driveways, which wasn't an easy task. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency Wednesday that is still in effect in Massachusetts until 8 p.m. The National Guard has been activated just in case local communities are …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Stoneham Patch will be introducing a new semi-monthly column in January, where Dr. Tien Lan Chang, chief of pediatrics at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, will answer questions submitted by our readers.
Stoneham residents will be able to have their children's health and parenting questions answered on Stoneham Patch by a doctor at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in a bi-monthly column called "Healthy Children." What you can do Stoneham Patch welcomes your children's health and parenting questions, which you can begin submitting today. Questions need to be submitted by Jan. 10 to be considered for the next column, while the first column will be posted to Stoneham Patch Jan. 5. Who responds? Answering those questions will be Dr. Tien Lan Chang, chief of pediatrics at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, part of the Hallmark Health System. Dr. Chang received his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine. His main office is located in…