Lesley Moreau

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Lesley grew up in New Bedford, MA, moved to Boston for college and has stayed here ever since. She holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and an MFA in Creative Writing. Lesley is a playwright, several of her ten minute plays have been produced throughout New England and two are published in the anthology, More 10-Minute Plays for Teens. Lesley lives in Dorchester with her family. She is mom to a happy and babbling 5 month old son. Likes: Netflix binges, wine, story time with her baby, makeup, and Ryan Gosling. Dislikes: mushrooms, traffic, and getting called ma'am.

My Mom Brain Has Fully Taken Over

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I recently attended the Boston show of the Hella Mega Tour with my best friend. Hella Mega boasts a lineup of Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day, and as fans of all three...
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Terrible Twos? More Like Temperamental Twos

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"Mommy, read 'Hop on Pop.'" "I want milk." "Mommy, play puzzle." These are only a handful of the commands I’m given multiple times a day by my 2-year-old son. We are working on saying "please" and "thank...
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Tips for Easy Summer Dinners

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Summer is easily one of my favorite seasons. The weather is nice, beaches are open, it’s the perfect time to vacation, I could go on and on. But it can get hot. Very hot...
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Cooking Keeps Me Calm

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I have high-functioning anxiety. I can best describe how it feels by comparing it to a duck swimming: I may look calm and collected on the surface, but underneath, I am paddling like crazy...
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Owning My “Only Child Mom” Title :: Breaking Up with the Word “Just”

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I am an only child parent. This was not a decision I took lightly, and there were many factors involved in coming to it — financial, environmental, and personal.  I do not believe in or buy...
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Guide to Local Community Fridges

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Food insecurity has long been an issue — and a local one, at that. In 2019, roughly 8% of adults in Massachusetts were food insecure. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this figure has doubled....
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Protecting Kids on Social Media During the Digital Age

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I’m part of the last generation that distinctly remembers life before the internet. A world where cell phones were the size of bricks and only the wealthy could afford them. Where computers existed but...
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Running Away During COVID

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My stress and anxiety were growing. My pants were getting tighter. The numbers on the scale were increasing. I knew I had to do something about it. I had my first child at 35 —...
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Please Don’t Make Me Elf on the Shelf

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Oh, the holiday season — the warmth, the magic, and the stress. I’m not a grinch by any means, but for me, Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year. I like it...
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Thank You, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

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In September, model and author Chrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage during the pregnancy of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen was upfront about the complications she suffered, having been placed on bedrest...
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Confessions of a NICU Mom

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I never anticipated it. I had a relatively easy-going, healthy pregnancy. Some nausea in the beginning, but I wasn’t violently throwing up. I had fatigue in the first trimester and the third, but again,...
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Books I’m Taking a Break From

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I’m a pretty voracious reader. Ever since I was a child, I have always had a deep love of books. Fiction, mysteries and thrillers, biographies, science fiction, non-fiction, even silly chick-lit — I will...
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I Know What I Did Last Summer

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I know what I did last summer… and it won’t be like this summer. I’ll try, but I know it won’t be the same. Last summer we went to the beach, pool parties, and cook-outs...
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Dear Daycare Provider, I Miss You Most of All

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I get my son up every morning. There’s always a bit of disappointment that it’s me waking him up these days and not Daddy, as he is a daddy’s boy. We have breakfast. He...
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Baby Registry “Must Haves” I Passed On

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Putting together a baby registry for friends and family to know your "must haves" is overwhelming, to say the least. You’re preparing to be a first-time mom, but you have no clue what you’ll actually need or what you’re doing. Here are a few “must have” items we skipped out on.