Teresa M. Pelham
I am a freelance writer and mother of three boys. Unless you have three boys you can't imagine how oddly people react when they hear that. It's like I just announced that I have 12 alligators living in my bathroom.
When not feeding the alligators, I write a parenting column for the Courant and am a frequent contributor to the Courant and other publications. Because I am a board member of Hartford Action Plan: Breaking the Cycle, and serve on committees for the Village for Families and Children and Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, I rarely cook dinner, which, I think, pleases my family. I enjoy singing, yoga and a nice, buttery Chardonnay, and have in the past year become obsessed with running 5Ks.
Anyway, things are pretty good. I have a husband who doesn't seem to mind that I don't earn much more than I did picking tobacco at the age of 14. I am able to work in my jammies. And I have three sons who tell me they love me every day.