Sarah Casimiro

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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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.
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But I Don’t Have Time to Read

I get it. Motherhood is exhausting. And motherhood in addition to other commitments (you know, like a marriage, a job, friends) feels nearly impossible. Who has the extra time to read? I know I...
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Love Is…

When my parents were newlyweds, they used to collect and exchange a comic that was popular at the time. It generally featured two naked, childlike characters — a short and stubby man and his...
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Ceci’s Favorite Bedtime Books :: The Toddler Years

While bedtime is a contentious time in our household, one routine that has remained steadfast is our bedtime reading. As an English teacher, I treasure this time with my oldest, encouraging her love for...
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More Than Just Christmas Happening :: Celebrating My December Birthday Baby

December babies deserve to be celebrated the same way as any other person on their birthday. There are so many small but significant ways to acknowledge both the holidays and the birthdays of those who were born during the most wonderful time of year.
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An Attitude of Gratitude This November and Beyond

Being grateful is a simple attitude with a profound effect. It reminds me of the good in my life when days are full of chaos and tantrums. Being grateful begins with me, ends with me, and allows others to get the best version of me — the thankful one.
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Type 1 Mom :: World Diabetes Day

I must do certain things at specific times to maintain my health, but I must also be willing to adapt to given situations. I pack extra insulin, insulin pump materials, and low blood sugar treatments, right along with extra diapers, wipes, and clothes for diaper accidents. I take each day, each failure, and each victory one at a time. I forgive myself for high and low blood sugars as well as for losing my cool with my girls. I take time to take care of myself so I am available to take care of my family. While I would give anything for a cure for Type 1 diabetes, I know I would not be the woman and mother I am today without it. 
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Zombie Nation :: The Things We Do for Sleep

And because she is finally sleeping, so are we. The two parents who were so proud of our baby's ability to self-soothe. The two parents who swore we would never co-sleep with our children. The two parents who were so desperate for uninterrupted sleep. 
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Whoops, Poops, and the TSA :: Getting Past the Stinky Start to Our Vacation

After the ordeal of getting through security, I am full of dread. I quickly realize that the extra outfits I had put aside for the carry-on bags are still sitting in the living room. I have no change of clothes for my baby, and we're only minutes into our vacation. 
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Summer Play Plans :: 10 Playgrounds to Visit on the South Shore

My toddler loves all things climbing and swinging. For a kid who struggled with sensory issues (and graduated from Early Intervention two months before turning 3), a playground is a welcome wonderland. So while counting down the school days, I've compiled a list of playgrounds to visit on the South Shore. Here are all the great places we'll visit this summer — join us!