Leanne is a high school English teacher with a Master’s degree in Special Education who was born, raised, and still lives in Stratford, CT. She married her husband, Chris, in 2012, and they have 3 children; Myles – born in 2013, Nora – 2015, and Bryce – 2017. Leanne and her family love to keep a busy schedule and weekends are spent at the kids’ sporting events, dance classes, or with friends. When time allows, she loves to catch up with friends, watch anything on Bravo and write about her hectic life as a mom of 3!
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The Car Dreams Are Made Of: Volvo XC90

Last month, thanks to Riley Volvo Cars Stamford, I borrowed a Volvo XC90 for the weekend, and it is an absolute dream to drive! First, the car is a head-turner. When I pulled into the...
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Hometown Girl

I’m a hometown girl. I’ve spent 29 of my almost 36 years living in the small northern Fairfield County shoreline town of Stratford. We’re a quick forty-five minutes from New York, an hour from Rhode...

The End of Our Daycare Era

As we round the corner into February, we are past the halfway point of this school year. And, while I was thinking about this a few days ago, it hit me that we will...
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I Vow to Have More Fun

I like to pride myself on being a pretty fun person. In my opinion, I’m a fun parent, and, even with my own friends and family, I’m always ready to have a good time! As...
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You Weren’t All Bad

Dear 2020, You didn’t go as planned. I’m not naïve enough anymore to believe that when the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2021 all the grief, worry, hardship, anger, and sadness will be gone, but...

An Apology

I'm going to preface this with: I'm not looking for sympathy, and I'm not making excuses. Right now, my life is a whirlwind. It has been for, well, I guess since I became a mother....
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Mom Confession: Picking My Battles

I have a mom confession to make. My kids are terrible eaters, and I don't care. It feels so liberating to write that. This is honestly something that used to stress me out beyond...
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Onward and Upward

I'm an optimist to a fault. Even through the most challenging days of my life, I can find positivity. I can always see the bright side. I can always see an end to the...
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Exiting My Comfort Zone and Confronting Privilege

Full disclosure: I'm only at the beginning of this journey, and I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit this, but I have stayed safe in my comfort zone for quite some time now. Up...
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During the Summer, I’m a “Yes” Mom

I made the decision, back when I was a brand-new mom, that during the summer months, I would always be the “yes” mom. I won’t ever change that! Growing up, I remember summers being...