Jenny Gallagher

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Jenny grew up in Central Massachusetts and after more than a decade living out of state and in Boston, she recently moved to Maynard. She lives with her husband and 2 young daughters. She’s a staunch introvert with a love of trail running, swimming, good books, and podcasts. She is a research administrator at a Boston hospital, with a focus on women’s health research, particularly endometriosis, as well as grant management. She’s passionate about raising confident and kind daughters and learning from and alongside other moms.

I’m Trying to Love my Mom Bod

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After having 2 kids in 3 years, my body is a little heavier, a little curvier, and a little saggier than it was before. Some days it doesn't bother me at all. On other...
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Creative Ways to Reuse Those Cardboard Boxes

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If your house is like mine, there's no shortage of empty cardboard boxes lying around. They tend to stack up around the holidays, after late-night online shopping sessions, and if you have kids using...
Raising kids to support women's sports

Raising Kids to Support Women’s Sports

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Boston is a sports town. Your kids probably have Red Sox or Patriots gear kicking around their closet, whether or not they are a super fan. Maybe they have posters on their walls of...
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Celebrate Mom Every Day, Not Just on Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day can be...tricky. The movies make us think it will be a day of lavish brunches, beautiful flower bouquets, and heirloom quality macaroni necklaces. In my experience, it's more likely to be a...
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When Doctor’s Appointments Feel Like Self-Care

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As a mom of two young children, sometimes it feels like we live at the pediatrician's office. Our youngest is still in the stage of frequent well checks and vaccination appointments, and both kids...
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A Week of Baby Wearing

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Baby wearing can be a helpful tool for caregivers. It can help settle a fussy baby or encourage a nap on the go. It can give you two free hands to get things done...
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Finding Joy with the Family Dance Party

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Let me start off by saying that I don't like dancing. At weddings, I'm the one sitting by the dessert table and avoiding the dance floor. I like music, but it doesn't make me...
How to keep a toddler busy - toddler doodling on paper bag

How to Keep a Toddler Busy Until Dinner is Ready

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If your household is anything like mine, the time between daycare pickup and dinnertime can be STRESSFUL. On a recent Monday night, with a toddler asking for dinner, a newborn in my arms, and...
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Running While Pregnant for the Casual Runner

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Early in my pregnancies, I turned to the internet to find out more about running while pregnant. Everything I found was from marathon runners looking to keep their 6 minute mile times into their...
Child in a bookstore on a day out in West Acton, MA

A Day Out in West Acton, MA

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If you're like me, there's days you want to get out of the house, but without too much fuss or too much travel. For days like that, spending a day out in West Acton...

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