Sarah Casimiro

Sarah grew up in Rhode Island and now lives in West Bridgewater, making brief stops in Quincy, Fall River, and East Bridgewater, along the way. She made the leap from Rhode Island to Massachusetts way back in 1999 when she decided to pursue a teaching degree at Boston University. She chose her career in 1987, and is currently teaching High School English to 10th and 12th graders, fulfilling a six-year-old’s dream at the age of 22, a proclamation that often brings forth snickers from her students. She became a mother for the first time in 2016, to her daughter Cecilia, and doubled-down most recently in late 2018, with the birth of her second daughter, Adelaide. She currently lives with her husband, Jason, their dog, Nanook, their cat, Lanky, and six chickens. They share a home with her parents, who live above them, and also provide the most amazing childcare for Ceci and Addie. Sarah couldn’t live without her family, her insulin pump (shout out to other T1D mamas), and Starbucks Iced Chai Lattes. She could live without angry people, essay grading, and diaper-changing. She is looking forward to embarking on her maiden voyage into blogging with Boston Moms Blog and hopes you are too!
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To the Girls I Knew in High School (Who Are Now My Friends on...

I graduated from high school in 1999. I'm turning 40 this summer. And even though I've been removed from the halls of Lincoln High School for 22 years, I don't forget what high school...
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Saying Goodbye to Lanky

Lanky has been with me for the last 15 years. We've been through a lot together. More than what I've been through with most humans. Lanky is a short-haired black cat I adopted from...
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Will You Be My Galentine? How I Plan to Celebrate my Gal Pals This...

Valentine's Day is especially fun when you're a mom. There's something wonderful about heart-shaped everything. My 4-year-old has even begun to plan our menu for the day, starting with heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast. What's...
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Preparing for the Post-Holiday Drop

For me, it is inevitable: Every year after the holidays, I experience a drop. I feel sadder, more irritable, exhausted, and a little withdrawn. And it makes sense, if you really think about it. With...

In November, We Wear Blue :: American Diabetes Awareness Month

In November, we wear blue. But every day, regardless of the month, I wear an insulin pod and a continuous glucose monitor. November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, and I have Type 1 Diabetes. Being...
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It’s Self-Care, Not Selfish

Hey, mama! Yeah, you. Stop what you're doing for a minute. Take a nice long breath. In, and out. I have a question for you. When is the last time you practiced a little self-care? When...
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Five Things I’ve Learned From the Chaos of the “New Normal”

The "new normal" is what we're calling this chaotic time in our lives, and while it is new, it is anything but normal. For a mama who is completely averse to change, this has...
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Avoiding the Comments Section Trap

I have come to the conclusion that I am far too sensitive for Facebook. Sometimes it's a passive-aggressive meme suggesting I am somehow weak for wearing a mask and fearing a virus that has...
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Our Coronacation :: Making the Best of It

Three years ago, we went to New Hampshire. Two years ago, we went to Walt Disney World. Last year, we went to the Azores. This year... we are going nowhere. It's a summer-long staycation....
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The Final Year of My 30s (or, “Oh Shoot, I’m Almost 40”)

This year, on June 30, I turn 39. While this isn't exactly a milestone year, it definitely has me thinking a lot about my life. I know this might sound dramatic, but I didn't...
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To the Class of 2020, and Their Moms

To the class of 2020 — whether it's high school, preschool, college, or whatever — you are getting a bad deal here. COVID-19 has taken away a lot, and now, it's taking away the...
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Breaking Up (with Amazon) Is Hard To Do

A hundred and one orders placed in the last six months. Every time I try, I fail. No matter what I do, I can’t quit Amazon. And it’s not like I’m a novice at this: I...
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Social Distancing :: This Isn’t Going Well… and That’s OK

But this has taught me something. There is not one type of mom. There aren't even 10 types. Or unicorn moms, or helicopter moms, or whatever fancy name type people want to use to label moms. There are just moms.
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A Note to My (Other) Kids During Social Distancing

Long before I had my children, I had "my kids" — aka, my students. While giving birth and raising my girls is an entirely different experience, I still care tremendously for my kids. For...
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On COVID-19 and Facing Fear :: There’s More to Learn than Handwashing

This isn't easy. Mostly because I, too, am angry and scared and sad. I want to go back to normal. Unfortunately, it looks like this is the new normal, at least for a little while. As uncomfortable as I am, I can't take that out on others. And while I'm happy that everyone has a newfound love for handwashing, I'd like to encourage a love for kindness, compassion, and love itself.