Annie O'Malley

Annie is the current owner of Central Mass Mom and has spent almost her entire life living in Central Mass, with the exception of a 4 year stint in Iowa for college. She now lives in Concord with her husband and 1 year old daughter. She is co-founder of Goal Girl Finance, which runs personal finance courses aimed at empowering women to make educated financial decisions. She loves getting involved in local community activities, and has enjoyed showing her daughter the area in which they live. Annie is a huge cheerleader for mom groups and feels passionately that we need to lean on each other to not only survive, but thrive.

10 Must-Have Baby Items for New Moms

Before I had my first child, I had no idea which baby products I would want, or even really what options existed. I looked to friends and family with children to help guide me...
37 Weeks Pregnant | Central Mass Mom

What I Would Tell Myself at 37 Weeks Pregnant

When my husband and I went out for our first date after our daughter was born and he asked me what I would tell myself at 37 weeks pregnant. He thought he was asking...
Advice for Expecting Sister-In-Law | Central Mass Mom

Advice For My Expectant Sister-In-Law

My brother recently told me that he and his wife are expecting their first child. A little girl. I was elated to hear the news. But I didn't leave much time for celebration before...

How My Next Pregnancy Will Be Different

I have always wanted to be a mom. When I was in high school, I proudly proclaimed that I would one day have five kids. Now that I’m a little older, I admit that...
Family Eating Breakfast | Central Mass Mom

Someday I’ll Eat a Hot Meal Again

  A guy I went to high school with posted something about parenthood that really resonated with me. His brother-in-law, Nick, who I also went to high school with, commented and I think he might be...
Birth Plan | Central Mass Mom

My Birth Plan vs. My Reality

While I was pregnant, I had a coworker who was also pregnant, so we chatted from time to time about our experiences. One day, she asked me about my birth plan. My first thought...
Back to Work | Central Mass Mom

It’s Okay to Be Okay with Going Back to Work

{This piece was written pre-pandemic. While daily life looks different than it did back then, the sentiment of this post still hits home to those of us who have experienced the transition of going...
Sitting in the Car is Self-care | Central Mass Mom

When Sitting in Your Car is Self-Care

Self-care is a common topic in the new mom world, and for good reason. You’ve just become in charge of a whole other human life - like completely in charge - of their literal...
Early Intervention | Central Mass Mom

Virtual Early Intervention: Experiencing Success with Services from a Distance

When you become a mom, you start carrying around a whole list of fears and worries. Some totally unfounded. Others very real possibilities. One of my fears, from the moment I learned I was...
Mom Friends | Central Mass Mom

I Don’t Want Mom Friends, I Want Friends Who Are Moms

When I got pregnant, much of the advice I heard was to find your tribe. Build your village. Make some mom friends. As someone who already had friends, and many with kids, I didn’t...

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