Annie O'Malley

Annie O'Malley
Annie 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.
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...
Low Milk Supply | Central Mass Mom

The Emotional Struggle with Low Milk Supply

As a pregnant woman today, you get asked about a thousand times how you plan to feed your baby. "Are you planning to breastfeed?" is a question that gets tossed around without much thought....
Letter to Mom | Central Mass Mom

A Letter to My Mom on My First Mother’s Day

This year, I made you a grandmother. You’re welcome. Seeing you with her has been so much fun. Although your youngest child is now 32, I guess holding a baby is like riding a...
Gestational Diabetes | Central Mass Mom

My Experience Having Gestational Diabetes

Up until I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, my pregnancy was pretty unremarkable. I went to all the standard appointments and everything always looked "good", "normal", or however the clinicians wanted things to be. I...
Traveling with Baby | Central Mass Mom

Tips for Flying with a Baby

I recently flew with my 4-month old daughter for the first time. Alone. Admittedly, I wasn't flying blind (pun intended) going into this trip. In addition to learning some things on my own, I received...