Hilltown Families

No Such Thing As a Perfect Parent Nobody ever said parenting was easy, but we certainly don’t make it easier on ourselves … and I’m no exception. I am a 38-year-old...

It Takes A Village Hosts an Open House February 28th, 2010 in Cummington, MA ‘It Takes a Village‘ is a free-of-charge, community service that supports families for the first three months...

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Childbirth Center takes baby steps toward national initiative Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Childbirth Center in Northampton, MA has received a certificate of intent from the UNICEF/World Health Organization Baby-Friendly...

Thank you to Dina Raymond of Goshen, MA for sharing this study. UCLA Study on Friendship Among Women by Gale Berkowitz A landmark UCLA study suggests friendships between women are special....

Rodents?  What rodents? By Ellen Doyle, HF Guest Blogger Living in an old house in the hilltowns, we’ve had mice flock in each fall only to journey back out into the...

In their Beginning I see my end By Saborna Roychowdhury, HF Guest Writer I have a strange relationship with my twin daughters. They are only ten months old and beautiful… big...

Kirsten Kowalski-Lane of Florence, MA writes: The Massachusetts Friends of Midwives (MFOM) is hosting a statewide program of Birth Circle meetings for pregnant women to meet with women who have already...

Mother’s Milk Bank of New England Update Mother’s Milk Bank of New England, located here in Massachusetts, has just published their first e-newsletter to keep supporters of the milk bank up-to-date...

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work is a national public education program that connects what children learn at school with the actual...

CELEBRATE GIRLS DAY IN SHELBURNE FALLS at the Children’s Art Museum Hilltown Families and CAM present a special Mother/Daughter Tea this Friday, February 29th at 4pm, just prior to Japan’s National...

Wow! What a great list of fun events and powerhouse women! Have a wonderful weekend!

80% of mothers experience some symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety within the first year of motherhood!

The Struggle to Raise Jewish Children by Shoshana Zonderman, Hilltown Families Guest Writer When I became a Jewish mother in 1981, I had many questions about the “best” way to raise...

The Price of Missing Marbles On Sunday we hosted our 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast and spent a beautiful spring morning with other Hilltown families. The pancake breakfast is one...

MOTHER’S DAY SITES TO PERUSE A Mother’s Day Tribute Several articles describe how Mother’s Day (the second Sunday in May) was founded by Anna Jarvis in tribute to her mother, Ann...

Shelburne Fall’s Trolley Museum The Shelburne Fall’s Trolley Museum 2007 season is underway – with rides, attractions and fun for the entire family. And as a special thank you to Mom’s,...