Nancy Sanchez

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Nancy is a mom of five girls ages 10 to 1 and a zoo wrangler to two rescue pups, a black lab named Duke and a chihuahua named Pancho. She loves black coffee, hot weather, a bargain, and all things guacamole. Being a mom to five strong little women is no small task. Her bilingual home is filled with all the wonders and joys that chaos brings. On days where she finds a tiny bit of time to herself she writes at www.Motheringinchaos.com. As a graduate of Bowdoin College, Nancy has gone from classroom teaching to focusing mainly on the nonprofit education sector. She has had the privilege of working with organizations like Summer Search and Posse, and she has served as a community organizer. Before motherhood, she lived in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City. Currently, she is a stay-at-home mom to her five amazing girls and has been happily married to her best friend for the past 18 years (he’s clearly outnumbered). They are excited to raise their first-generation American daughters together while keeping them close to their Guatemalan roots. Nancy is thrilled to find herself contributing to Boston Moms, especially coming from a fear of writing. It’s a testament that it’s never too late to keep dreaming and growing! 

Let’s Talk Training Bras

Being a mom of five girls will definitely win me the puberty award at some point — it has to, right? We have now reached the training bra (junior bra) stage of our parenting...

How I Feel Failed by My Special Education

I am the parent of not one but two neurodivergent children. Like most parents in my shoes, we have joined all the Facebook and SEPAC groups in hopes of finding community and seeking help....

Let’s Stop Shaming Family Size

How often are people commenting on the number of children you have (or lack thereof)? My family attracts a lot of attention everywhere we go. I wish I could say it was always positive...

How My Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma Impacts My Parenting

From an outside perspective you may perceive that I am somewhat of a “helicopter parent” — and I am OK with that label. There's a reason why I am such an observant parent. I...

Visiting Boston :: Boston Breweries Tour

Hi there! I am a former brewery worker and Pink Boots Society member. I hope my love for craft beer is one you will share when you visit some fun local spots in Boston...

Why Is It So Hard to Go From Stay-at-Home Mom to Working Mom?

Being a stay-at-home mom was not something I had planned. But 11 years ago I realized I would be paying nearly my entire salary for childcare, so I made the hard decision to put...
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Please Don’t Say We Are Overscheduled

Being a mom of five means chaos. In my home, we find peace in the chaos. I have ADHD and thrive on being busy. Most people are amazed at our ability to survive our busy...

Co-Sleeping and Intimacy

I remember bringing my eldest daughter home from the hospital and feeling unsure about what our future would look like or what my parenting style would be. Co-sleeping just happened naturally for us. She...

6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family

Valentine's Day is huge in our home. Any way I can celebrate love and teach my children self-love is important to me. Yes, I know for some it's yet another Hallmark holiday, but this...

A New Spin on Mom’s Night Out :: 3 New Ideas for Your Next...

Mama, it’s time to get out and have some fun! Mom’s night out is something I am always dreaming about, but sadly, it does not happen as often as I’d like — because, well, life...

Mama, I See You :: My Experience Navigating the IEP Process

Mama, I see you. I want you to know you are not alone. There are other moms like you asking and wondering the same things. You’ve noticed something may be different with your child...