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A local foodie mom blogger answers your questions

Posted by Kristi Palma January 16, 2014 08:08 AM

Our Featured Parent Blogger this week is Leah Klein, who blogs at Leah's Life: Oysters & Pearls.

Here is the mother of two with her family.


Leah Klein

Our Featured Parent Bloggers spend the week with us in our parenting forums, sharing a little bit each day. And we highlight some of what they say here in Parent Buzz.
Leah is known as a foodie mom on the Boston blogging circuit. This week several moms have stopped by to say hi and thank her for the recipes and restaurant tips.

Today, Leah is taking questions from YOU! And on the boards, readers are already sparking up conversation, asking her questions about what restaurants to hit up and new ideas for school lunches.



From CIA to 'ViolaCay': Local mom blogger shares her journey

Posted by Kristi Palma November 20, 2013 09:36 AM


Sharon Reilly used to work for the CIA. These days she's a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 3, 5, and 7, and chronicles her journey on the blog "ViolaCay."

"Viola is my paternal grandmother's name and Cay is my maternal grandmother's name," writes Sharon in her introduction post for us as part of our Featured Parent Blogger series. "I feel like I'm a combination of the two of them in many ways."

Sharon is the mother of a child with a nut allergy.

"This thing. This food allergy thing, is NOT for the faint of heart," she writes on her blog."There are lots of things about parenting that terrify me, but this allergy thing toys with the darkest parts of my brain on a daily basis." (Photo: Kerry Goodwin Photography)

And that's why she shared a post called "I could've killed my boy today" with our readers this week. She said she does not like to re-read it, but is glad it connected with so many food allergy moms who share her battle.

"We've all messed up. We all have to move on," she writes in her post for us about her favorite blog post.


Local mom blogger Julia on why a baby is 'not like a cat'

Posted by Kristi Palma October 8, 2013 11:04 AM

Our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Moms is Julia Magnusson from It's Not Like a Cat, a blog about, as she puts it: "the rough transition from cat ownership to motherhood (seriously, you cannot just leave the baby with a bowl of food for the weekend—it’s TRUE)."


On Monday, she introduced herself. Here is a snippet from her intro:

Motherhood was indeed a rough transition. For a few years, I blogged mostly about postpartum depression and the shock of becoming a stay-at-home mom. I reached many women who also struggled with those issues, and I learned how powerful a blog can be—both from the blogs that helped me through those dark times, and from women writing to me to tell me how my blog helped them realize they were not alone.

Co-founder of Mom Meet Mom shares her personal blog

Posted by Kristi Palma August 20, 2013 10:25 AM


Photo courtesy of Christa Terry

Christa Terry and her son, Hunter.

Our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week is Christa Terry, who you may know as co-founder of Mom Meet Mom, the mom meet-up site that's expanding nationwide. Terry, however, also blogs in her personal space at I Know How Is Babby Formed, and that's what she's talking about with us this week on Moms.

That means Christa is joining us all this week in our Moms forums, taking questions, and telling us more about herself and her blog.

On Monday, she introduced herself. Here is a snippet from her introduction:


Anyway, I Know How Is Babby Formed has picked up a core readership of people (mostly moms) who keep coming back for more. You better believe I am honored and amazed every day by that. And inspired. Meeting so many amazing moms online and then connecting with some of them offline really made me understand how important mom friends are, so I got together with two other mothers and we created Mom Meet Mom. It's a place where all moms can go to find amazing local mom friends, playdates, and support from other moms who just get it. Check it out – we're pretty proud of it.

Rockport native and mom blogger once turned down Oprah

Posted by Kristi Palma August 6, 2013 01:53 PM


Christine Cohen from Momslifesavers is our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Moms. That means we're having some fun with her and learning more about her blog.

Here's how our series works:
Christine is posting in our Moms forums every day. Each day has a different theme. We will post some snippets of what she says right here in Parent Buzz. But if you'd like to read more of what Christine is posting this week, just hop on into our Featured Parent Blogger forum.


Local mom blogger raising depression awareness

Posted by Kristi Palma June 17, 2013 10:53 AM



JD Bailey from Honest Mom is our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Moms. That means she'll be spending the week with us, sharing information about the mom behind the blog (and the blog too!).

Here's how it works:
JD will post in our Moms forums each day this week. We'll add links and bits of information to this post as she does.

Monday she posted an introduction.

A snippet from JD's introduction:

I am proud to be an outspoken advocate for moms who deal with depression. I was interviewed by Katie Couric on her show about the topic in March and was featured in a March 2013 Parenting Magazine article about parents and depression.

Local parent bloggers open up to Moms

Posted by Kristi Palma May 22, 2013 09:01 AM

We are having a blast learning more about local mom and dad bloggers as part of our new Moms Featured Parent Blogger series.

Here's how it works. We get to know the blogger over the course of a week. The blogger posts in our Featured Parent Blogger forum each day. On Monday, we ask for an introduction. On Tuesday, the blogger shares 20 facts about him or herself and the blog. On Wednesday the blogger reveals his or her favorite post of all time and why. On Thursday, the blogger takes questions from readers. And on Friday, the blogger shares the blogs he or she is reading.

Check out some of the bloggers we've gotten to know so far.


Jessica Grimes is a mom of two who blogs at Keeping Mommy Sane and lives in the Boston 'burbs. She is a vegetarian who started her blog a year ago to have a "creative outlet" and writes, "I might be addicted to magazines." She just ran her first half marathon. Check out her week with us.


Kimberly Hensle Lowrance is a mom of two in the 'burbs who has been blogging at Red Shutters since 2008. She met her hubby on and once slept overnight on the Great Wall of China. One of her favorite blog posts is about her anniversary trip to Paris. Check out her week with us.


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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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