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Motherhood: Strength Amidst Chaos

Motherhood: Strength Amidst Chaos

May 14, 2017: As a mom of three, everything is a constant juggling act. Throw in a business to run and everything is a scramble. I often feel as though I’m a heartbeat away from complete and utter lawlessness, which leaves me feeling discouraged for not doing everything better. That’s when I remind myself of something my own mother once said to me as I was bellyaching to her about the chaos of my daily routine. She said I’d look back on this time in my life as my strongest.

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Springing Forward: What's New at Mockingbird this Season

Springing Forward: What's New at Mockingbird this Season

Mar. 30, 2017: This spring you'll see lots of new lines and new products on the shelves at Mockingbird, from Kira Kids, a surf-inspired organic clothing line made in the USA, to the new Aden & Anais White Label exclusive boutique collection of swaddles, bibs, and more. Check out some of our favorites this season.

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Get the Scoop on the 2017 Uppababy Line

Get the Scoop on the 2017 Uppababy Line

March 14, 2017: Thought the Uppababy Vista was as good as a stroller could get? Well our go-to stroller brand just launched its newest line of 2017 Vista and Cruz strollers, and the improvements just keep coming. The new colors and unique aesthetic changes – like the all-new leather handlebar and bumper bar covers – has parents with little ones talking. Have you seen the new blue marl woven fabric in person yet? It’s a favorite a Mockingbird, for sure. Here’s a breakdown of the changes you’ll want to know about the 2017 Vista and Cruz strollers, as well as the Mesa car seat.

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Happy Mom, Happy Baby: Phelan Talks about Her New Class for Moms & Babies

Happy Mom, Happy Baby: Phelan Talks about Her New Class for Moms & Babies

Feb. 23, 2017: “It’s the best decision I ever made,” says Pilates instructor and Charlestown mom Jenn Phelan of her choice to leave the corporate world to teach. While you’ll often run into Phelan out and about with her children, you may not, however, see her teaching any number of Pilates classes unless you’ve managed to sign up in advance, as they’re often sold out. I sat down with Phelan recently to talk about getting back in shape post-baby and to get the scoop on her newest class—Mom and Baby Pilates Fusion at North End Yoga—a class where, according to Phelan, “anything goes!” 

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Must-Have Accessories to Keep Baby Warm

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Must-Have Accessories to Keep Baby Warm

Jan. 18, 2017: It’s January in New England, and that means there’s a lot of wintery days ahead. But don’t let a few snowflakes keep you and your baby indoors. Here are a few of our favorite cold-weather accessories that will keep your baby warm from head to toe this season.

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    Carry On: How the LilleBaby Carrier Won Me Over

    Carry On: How the LilleBaby Carrier Won Me Over

    Nov. 7, 2016: You’d think after having three children, I’d have this whole baby-carrier-thing figured out. My first baby lived in the Original Ergobaby carrier. With my second, I conquered my fear of the Moby Wrap and loved it. But with my third, now 20 weeks old, it’s the Complete Original LilleBaby carrier that’s won me over.

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    Rainy Day Activities to Fill Your Day (Yea!)

    Rainy Day Activities to Fill Your Day (Yea!)

    Sept. 28, 2016: The forecast is calling for rain, but fortunately there are tons of fun-filled indoor activities to keep you and your little ones busy. From homemade playdough to making your own Oobleck, here are some of our favorites.

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    Whole Lotta Love for the DockATot

    Whole Lotta Love for the DockATot

    Aug. 31, 2016: I always have my feelers out for new and useful products in the baby world, but it took baby No. 3 for me to discover, and fall in love with, the DockATot. This plush-like baby lounger is my go-to for all things baby right now.

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    Motherhood Suits You: What Changes After You Have a Baby?

    Motherhood Suits You: What Changes After You Have a Baby?

    May 3, 2016: A friend once told me that life has an incredible texture with kids that he didn't recognize as missing without them in his life. For most of us, predicting what life will be like with kids and your role as a parent is unimaginable until it actually happens. But when it does, everything changes. Here are some of my favorite post-baby observations that make you realize you are suddenly a parent and that parenthood, does, in fact, suit you.

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    The Third Pregnancy: What’s Different This Time Around?

    The Third Pregnancy: What’s Different This Time Around?

    Apr. 16, 2016 - Every time I have a baby, I get new potholders. Maybe that’s my way of nesting. I’m on my third set of adorable, floral-print potholders in five years, and thus, expecting baby no. 3 in a few weeks. Every child is different, and every pregnancy is different, too. Some people have asked, having been through two pregnancies before, what’s different this time around?  

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    If the Shoe Fits: Why We Love See Kai Run

    If the Shoe Fits: Why We Love See Kai Run

    Mar. 8, 2016 - It’s exciting to watch your little one take those first steps; but it’s also gut wrenching to watch them stumble and fall—over and over again. Spills like these are inevitable, but making sure your child has good shoes on may help lessen their frequency. Check out why See Kai Run shoes are a favorite at Mockingbird.

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    UPPAbaby’s Newest Baby: The G-Link Double Umbrella Stroller

    UPPAbaby’s Newest Baby: The G-Link Double Umbrella Stroller

    Feb. 22, 2016 - Tandem or side-by-side? There are pros and cons to each type of stroller, but it’s hard to find many cons to UPPAbaby’s new G-Link double umbrella stroller. The new 2016 G-Link model is comparable to the company’s G-Luxe, its souped-up umbrella stroller, but designed as a double. 

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    Mockingbird Baby & Maternity, located in Boston’s historic Charlestown neighborhood, offers unique baby and toddler items for urban families. You’ll find clothes, eco-friendly toys, handmade art, gifts, and even a selection of maternity and nursing clothes for new moms and moms-to-be.

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    219 Main Street | Charlestown, MA | 02129
    tel (617) 242-0210
    hours Tue – Fri 10 am – 6 pm | Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun 11 am – 4 pm | Mon closed

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