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Thank you for reading – my name is Jeanna Lucci Canapari, and I am a writer and the mother of two small boys aged 6 and 3. We live in coastal Connecticut, having just moved here from Boston over the summer. We are getting used to life in our new town,  just across the Sound from Long Island where I grew up. Sometimes I go down to the beach and scream “MOM!!!!” when the kids really start to annoy me, but for some reason, my mother doesn’t hear me and I have to deal with them myself.

I have an English degree from Columbia, and before kids, I worked in health care communications in Boston. And before that, I worked in publishing in New York. After kids, I have worked as a health care communications consultant from my kitchen countertop.

I had an essay published in a collection once – view it here! But I have found it tough since the boys were born.  You know what I mean. Now, both here and on some projects I am working on offline, I am writing whenever I can find the time and space – just five uninterrupted minutes is all I am looking for. It’s not easy to find, but as the kids get older, I am looking to expand that five minutes into fifteen, and so on.

I find it hard to describe my blog. Basically I write about whatever I feel like, which makes it the topic of this blog a bit difficult to define. Mainly I write about all sorts of funny/poignant aspects of family life, digging back to my own childhood in an Italian family in Long Island, or watching my boys start to find their places in the world (which is done mainly, as far as I can tell, by wrestling and asking for snacks). But sometimes I feel like writing about other things, like professional cycling (which I love), or my annoyance at my sister for not watching Anchorman (which I hate), or a variety of other topics.

Blog Highlights:

An Ode to the Dreamcrusher was featured on Freshly Pressed! It was also a Staff Pick on Writer’s Bloq! This is probably my favorite post of mine to date.

I have appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss my disinterest in my husband’s and son’s Star Wars hobby (based on this post: My lack of interest in Star Wars is starting to become a problem) Here is a link to the video. I guess that’s what I sound like. Man.

And a post I wrote about South African cycling team, MTN-Qhubeka, and their work distributing bicycles to rural communities in Africa appeared on their website – very exciting!

Also, I wrote a couple of travel guides for Scary Mommy:

Ten Things to Do with Kids in New York City

Ten (More!) Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn

Thanks for spending your own personal five uninterrupted minutes at my blog!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Very, very wickedly nice. Mine are seven and 10. Me time doesn’t exist in my house. You have a great voice and a great blog.

    October 13, 2012
  2. Thank you so much! I think your blog is great, too. I am glad to have found it!

    October 14, 2012
  3. Hi Jeanna. What a great blog you have and I am so glad to have discovered your tiny corner of the Internet today. I feel we have a common bond in that we are both lefties. Keep up the good work you’re doing here. Write on! Cheers.

    April 10, 2013
    • Thank you so much, and thank you for reading! I always enjoy hearing from readers that enjoy my blog, all over the world!

      April 18, 2013

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