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In case you missed it, Parenting Magazine named Boston the best city in which to raise a family for 2012! Make the most of raising a young Bostonian by checking out Boston.com’s Moms newsletter. It features a list of great summer kids’ concerts, locations for the Kids Bowl Free program, and tips for throwing a stellar birthday party for your little one.

Boston Baby For even more information on how to take advantage of living in this family-friendly metropolis. pick up a copy of Boston Baby: A Field Guide for Urban Parents by Kim Foley MacKinnon. This diaper-sized volume is jam packed with the resources and information local parents need—from where to begin when you bring your bundle of joy home, to surviving a New England winter with a toddler as wild as the weather, to finding (and getting into!) the perfect preschool for your budding genius. With hot tips from Boston parenting experts and essential details on museums, theaters, classes, and play spaces, Boston Baby is an indispensable addition to your diaper bag.