2:21 PM EST, February 25, 2014
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. Email me
I have never loved and hated a pacifier so much, I live in yoga pants and love long walks with the kids (and dog!)
When I met my husband, Tom, I was working as a TV News Producer, he, an editor, in the same newsroom. We kept things professional until a couple years ago when we got married and in the couple of years since, quickly expanded our family to include two beautiful daughters.
It's been a whirlwind to say the least. My life is much different than just a few years ago. For the past 15 years, I spent my days writing about current events and rushing to make deadline. Now the most important thing in my world is my children. And although I rarely get to finish a meal or a thought for that matter, it's a dream come true for me, just at times, a challenging one!
While my husband and I understand our professional worlds, I think that's where the similiarities end. While I consider myself to be a bit neurotic, impatient, and talkative, he couldn't be more laid back. It makes for an interesting dynamic and the most amazing children.
I have recently launched my own personal blog and now have the priviledge of writing for this one. I look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts as I move forward in this new and exciting chapter of my very busy, but fullfilled life!
Follow me on Twitter: @KCmediamom