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!
picking battles

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...
onward and upward

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...
exiting comfort zone

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...
yes mom

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...

For the Love of Siblings

I have two siblings. I am the oldest. I am four years older than my brother, and he is four years older than my sister. It seems so perfectly planned and well spread out....

Finding the Strength

On March 12, I left my classroom and went to pick up my oldest son from school for the last time. We thought it would be for two weeks. The next day, we found...
birthday party

Making Birthdays Special (During a Pandemic)

When schools started closing due to the growth of COVID-19 cases, selfishly, one of my first thoughts was, I hope this does not change all of our birthday plans! Not only were we knee-deep...
Being excited for older kids.

It’s Okay to be Excited for Older Kids

For so many years in a row, I have been the mom of babies. When mothering babies, time doesn’t feel like it is going by so quickly. The days are actually very long, often...

Meet Leanne: My Meant to Be

Do you ever pause, take a step back, and look at your life from the outside? Lately, I do this quite often. Never, in a million years, did I imagine that I would end...