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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A Mom in the Middle of Motherhood

Today my youngest child started kindergarten. I am officially a mom in the middle of motherhood. For the first time in my nine years of parenting, all my children are school-aged. Everyone is potty...
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Playground Camp and a Simple Summer

As a teacher with summers off, I have the luxury of being flexible with my children and their summer plans. Until this summer, I  had at least one child still in daycare, so it...
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I Don’t Do It All

Not too long ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram posts and thought, my life looks too perfect. Happy kids, keeping busy, smiling photos of my husband and me, tons of activities, but the...

My Dancing Daughter

I remember bringing my daughter to her very first dance class. She was 18 months old, and I was pregnant with her little brother. We wanted to get her involved in something, and a...
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I’m a Good Mom and So Are You

I’m a good mom, and so are you. It has taken me years to have the confidence to admit that to myself. Oftentimes, I feel like a mediocre mom. I work a lot, and we...
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Television – My Great Escape

Recently, I read a memoir written by Casey Rose Wilson, an actress and podcaster I love. She has a chapter in her book dedicated to how Bravo’s Real Housewives helped her get through a...

The Volvo XC90 Has It All: Safety, Ease, and Comfort

 As soon as I got into the Volvo XC90 that I borrowed for the weekend from Riley Volvo Cars Stamford, I knew immediately that this is the ultimate car for busy moms. It’s safe,...
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Re-Defining Rest

I decided to take the first two months of the year to rest. A couple of months ago, I would have laughed at myself for saying this. My life does not allow for rest....
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I Started Seeing a Therapist

I started seeing a therapist. I put off this for a long time because I told myself that my problems were small, and I often got upset with myself for even complaining when I...
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As an Adult Educator, I Was the Student

Thirteen years ago, as a second-year teacher, I was offered a position to pick up an English 10 Adult Education course in my school district. Having just purchased a home on my own, the...