Colleen Lubin

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Colleen Lubin is a native of Arlington, MA, who dragged her New Yorker husband back to the Boston area after years of splitting the difference in Connecticut. She has 15 years of experience in training, development, culture, and belonging in higher education and recently moved into the marketing industry. Colleen is a fierce advocate for women and families navigating infertility, loss, and postpartum challenges. Colleen uses honesty, authenticity, and humor to break down the stigma, raise awareness, and support the infertility community on her blog and Instagram at @notquiteknockedup. Colleen is a mom of two miracles, Liam and Logan, born in 2018 and 2020, who keep her both young and tired. She loves listening to '90s hip hop and R&B, trying new recipes, Peloton-ing, sleeping as much as possible, and eating New York bagels. She does not love writing about herself in the third person, calling customer service, or bagels from anywhere but New York.

Is He Ready? On Preparing My Son — and Myself — for Kindergarten

So, January rolled around and the town moms page was abuzz with excitement —  kindergarten registration is open. Wait. What? It’s only January! The school year is nine freaking months away. How is it already time...

Hear Me Out :: A Monthly Family Meal Plan

I hate everything related to the obligation of feeding my family. I hate the thinking, planning, and prepping. I hate taking hours out of my precious weekend time to meal prep for the week. I...
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A Love Note to My Long-Distance Friends

When we were kids we connected friendship and physical proximity so closely. If you lived on my street or if we were assigned to the same elementary school class or bus, we were probably...

10 Ways to Support Someone Navigating Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is particularly difficult for me and the many others out there who have experienced this type of loss. Once I went public with my experience with recurrent pregnancy loss,...

Fall Tidy :: 5 Things I Do to Keep the Chaos at Bay

Everyone talks about spring cleaning, but what about the underrated fall tidy? While fall is my favorite season for many reasons — I mean, who can beat New England in the fall — it...

I Just Turned 40, and I Have No Idea Who I Am

I’ve always loved birthday celebrations. For me or others, small parties or big to-dos, celebrating birthdays brings me great joy. It’s a Leo thing, I’ve been told. I was never one who was afraid...

My Favorite Spots for a York, Maine, Road Trip

York Beach is the premier New England beach experience. York, Maine, offers tons of family fun, great food and drinks, and excellent beaches, not to mention the plentiful options in nearby Kittery and Ogunquit....

Getting Rid of a Ton of Clothes Improved My Life

How, exactly, do we accumulate so many items of clothing? I mean, I guess I get how (#onlineshoppingistooeasy), but I’ve been asking myself the more philosophical version of this question for the past few...

Visiting Boston :: Colleges and Universities

As a higher education administrator for the last 15 years, you could say I am pretty familiar with the colleges and universities in and around the Boston area. We are lucky to have so...

Sleeping in the Guest Room Makes Me a Better Human

When I was a kid, the one thing I feared about becoming a parent was the lack of sleep. Turns out there are WAY more things to be afraid of, but I was not...

Representation Matters: 7+ Books to Add to Your Child’s Home Library

When you are expecting a baby, I’ve learned, you should also expect books. Whether you request them or not, people will inevitably start stocking your child’s collection. We asked for books for my child’s...

Let Me Tell You Why Diet Culture Is TRASH

How many diets have you started? How many times have you looked in the mirror and felt like crap? How many times have you seen images in the media and compared yourself to them?...