Leah Lynch

Leah was raised in Greater Boston, where she met her husband in 2006. They moved to North Carolina for a few years before deciding their hearts were still in Massachusetts. Leah is a stay-at-home mom and has three children — boy, girl, boy — born in 2011, 2014, and 2017. Her oldest son in autistic. Children with disabilities — and the families raising them — have a special place in Leah's heart. She loves "The Office," date nights, tacos, U.S. history, and the beach. She enjoys sharing her experiences of motherhood, the good and the difficult, to encourage other moms that they are not alone. Loves: Great food (mostly made by her talented husband), playing with the kids, the beach, date nights, The Pats, The Sox, The B’s, new socks and bras, and American history, and movies. Can’t stand: Cotton balls, weeds, broken crayons, pollen, and vacuuming up Cheerios every half hour.
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Pandemic Weight Loss Is Possible — Here Is How I Did It

I have three kids, ages 9, 6, and 3. I was overwhelmed, burned out, and exhausted before the pandemic. And I've been much more overwhelmed, burned out, and exhausted since March. Having control over...
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Kid, Please Stop Interrupting My Every Thought

Kids be like, "Excuse me while I interrupt you being interrupted with my interruption." Having three young kids is wonderful. I am grateful. My family did not feel complete until our third child came into...
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Phantom Baby Crying Is Real… But You’re Just Imagining It

I grew up in the nineties, so I am going to quote The Cranberries here: "In your head, in your head, they are cryin'. In your head, in your head Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie. What's in...
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5 Car Seat Safety Regulations That Are Commonly Overlooked

It seems like car seat regulations and guidelines change with each kid I have. I know the basics of car seat safety, and I think I am following the correct guidelines. But honestly, I...

Mind-Blowing Shoe-Tying Trick for Kids

I have no recollection of learning to tie my shoelaces. I'm assuming my mother or father sat me down at some point to teach me this important skill, but I do not remember it....
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I Have Not Shaved My Legs in 8 Years

Yes, it is true. I have not shaved my legs in eight years. However, before I explain, let me be clear: I am not walking around with hairy man legs. I do remove the...
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Today We All Cried

Today we all cried. Some of us cried because we miss our friends. Some of us cried when the iPad was taken away. Some of us cried while struggling to share mommy’s attention. Some of us cried when...
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Got “Mom Back”? Can’t Sleep? Try This.

My journey with back pain started many years ago. I have terrible posture, I clench my jaw, and I carry all my stress in my back and shoulders. But after having kids, oh man, did it get worse. Nine years of pregnancies, nursing, holding babies, wrangling toddlers, bending over car seats, and endlessly picking items off the floor have taken their toll.
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Isolation and Autism :: A Brutal Combination

We are nearing the end of Autism Awareness Month, but we're not quite at the end of this difficult period of isolation. It has been a very challenging time in my home, and I...
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I Am Super Anxious About February Vacation Week, But I’ve Got a Plan

February vacation week is upon us in Massachusetts, and I am stressing out about it. Winter break in December was brutal. I am a stay-at-home mom of three kids, ages 8, 5, and 2. My...
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I Am an Iceberg Mom

I often feel like I am misunderstood. Friends will comment on how well I am managing the difficult parenting situation I have been given. They see my strengths, and though I see them too, I also see the work. The energy — both emotional and physical — that parenting has taken. I see the missed opportunities my kids have had because of my fear of not being able to handle a situation.
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My Kid’s Oral Fixation Is Making Me Crazy!

I remember the day my son figured out how to get his tiny thumb into his mouth. He was 4 months old, and when I went to check on him during a nap he...