Lesley Moreau

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.
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Owning My “Only Child Mom” Title :: Breaking Up with the Word “Just”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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3 Is a Magic Number :: Triangle Families and the One-and-Done Life

As soon as you become a parent, people come out of the woodwork with their opinions, as if they are the ultimate gurus on raising children. Unsolicited advice is part of the parenting territory. But...
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During a Pandemic, Can We Maybe Not Mom Shame? Thanks

Recently, my son and I were out on a neighborhood walk when a car stopped slightly past us. Its driver rolled down the window and yelled out, “Go home!” I was so taken aback —...
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From Hallmark Channel Hater to Holiday Mom

My son is only 15 months old, so he still doesn’t quite understand what’s going on. But I can tell that each year he’ll be more and more excited about Christmas, and that, in turn, makes me feel excited. I feel as sappy as the protagonist from a Hallmark Channel movie now — and I’m totally OK with that.
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Light It Purple for Prematurity Awareness Month

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. Approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. This means roughly one in ten babies will be born preterm worldwide. More than one million of these babies do...