Jenny Gallagher

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.
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Running While Pregnant for the Casual Runner

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

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...
Unexpected Pros and Cons of Daycare

Unexpected Pros and Cons of Daycare

When my husband and I were planning how to juggle working outside the home and our new baby, we considered multiple childcare options. We knew the obvious pros and cons of daycare. We searched...

A Fall Day Out in Stow, MA

When the summer humidity finally recedes and those crisp blue Autumn skies hit, central Massachusetts is the perfect place to be. Known by locals as "apple country," Stow is a small town with a...

A Day Out in Maynard, MA

I know I'm not the only one itching to get out of the house. It's been a long global pandemic. While many still don't feel comfortable traveling just yet, I'm focusing on ways to...
Toddler Artwork | Central Mass Mom

Turning Toddler Artwork into Homemade Cards

Let's talk about toddler artwork. Some of it, like tiny handprint turkeys or cotton ball snowmen, is adorable and makes it onto the fridge. But a lot of their art is really about the...
Endometriosis Awareness Month | Central Mass Mom

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside of the uterus, usually somewhere in the pelvic cavity. This tissue can lead to chronic inflammation...
Baby Hates Carseat | Central Mass Mom

My Baby Hates the Car Seat

Of all the movie tropes about parenthood, here's the one that bothers me the most. A newborn cries in the middle of the night. The exhausted parents load the baby into the car and take...

Lessons I’ve Learned from Spending All Day With My Houseplants

I’ve always had a few houseplants scattered on windowsills or side tables, but they’ve never really thrived. I watered them when I remembered, threw away dead ones when I had to, and stood staring...
Support Friends Dealing with Infertility | Central Mass Mom

How to Support Friends Dealing with Infertility

This month, I planned to write a Q & A article about dealing with infertility. It’s a common condition but one that doesn’t get talked about easily. And like many of life’s difficult situations,...

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