Deanna Greenstein

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at
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I Am Grateful for the Time COVID-19 Gave Me

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Boston Moms Guide to the Best Toy Stores in Boston!

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18 Farms to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near Boston!

18 Farms to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near Boston!

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Will An Adult-ier Adult Please Step Forward? :: Life As An Impostor Mom

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Boston Moms Spooktacular Halloween Playlist

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Boston Moms Guide to Apple Picking

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Code Wiz :: Roblox and Minecraft and Learning, Oh My!

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Drive-In Movies in Greater Boston — 2020

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Ice Cream for Dinner

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Summer Camp (at Home) with Code Wiz

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