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!
The lazy river at the Kartrite Resort.

A Family Getaway at The Kartrite Resort

As we approach back-to-school season, it is the perfect time to think about little getaways with our kids. In our family, we like to continue summer fun on the weekends whenever possible. The perfect...
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Finding Myself Again

I'm slowly finding myself. It is easy to get lost in motherhood. For a decade, it has been all about my children. Their needs and wants come first, and while I still have a...
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My Great Escape

We are heading out of town for a beach vacation in a week. Of course, much preparation goes into a successful vacation. I have spent the past few days making sure we have the...
A family sitting on a dock eating watermelon.

Parenting is Forever

I know I cannot possibly be the only one who rolls her eyes and feels equally stressed out by the images constantly floating around about only having eighteen summers with our kids and twelve...
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Exiting Therapy

Next week, I am being discharged from therapy. I started seeing a therapist about eighteen months ago, and next week will be my last session for at least some time. Since discussing this with my...
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On My Birthday and Getting Older

I turned 38 years old. When I was approaching 30, as a mother of two babies, my colleague told me that the best years would come a decade later. Of course, I did not...
Making a to-do list.

Millennial Moms, It’s Okay

Moms, especially millennial moms, feel pressure to take on everything and do it all well. For me, it is just engrained in my body that whatever I decide to take on, which is a...
A mom getting the kids in a minivan.

Busy is Better

This may be controversial, and my therapist will not appreciate what I am about to say, but here it goes. Busy is better (for me). My family is constantly on the go, so much...
A woman reading a book.

Less Screens for ME

Anyone in the education field will tell you that since we shifted back to being in school buildings full-time after experiencing remote and hybrid learning, we are still very reliant on our technology. Because...
A village of mom friends having a milkshake.

I Need My Village

So much about parenting changes over time; however, one thing that I don’t think will ever change is the need for a village. To be candid, in a household with two working parents, managing...