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Leah P

Mother of 3 Baltimore, Maryland @leahporritt

Working mama, writer, runner, and maybe a bit of a perfectionist.

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I Can’t Have a Conversation, I’m a Mom

It happens all the time. At church. At preschool drop-off. At library story time...

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Need. Sleep.
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Closer to 10.
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All day, every day
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Anyone else feel like this?!
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My truth right now.
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Leah is a big believer that our future lies in raising children who are empathetic and supportive of differences. Leah enjoys finding the humor in parenting and sharing it as a way to encourage mothers to support each other. Once a Division I athlete, Leah still enjoys running and participating in races with her oldest son... even though she is much slower these days. New to the blogging world, Leah shares her experiences as a mom, behavior specialist, runner, and everything in between at www.outofthenutshell.com.