I am so thrilled to welcome Claire Petrillo as a senior writer for our PPSC Blog. I’ve known Claire a long time and she has always had her finger on the pulse of current issues that impact new moms and has expressed herself with both clarity and fire. She speaks her mind. And she often speaks on behalf of many women who share similar sentiments.
Let me introduce you to her:
Claire is a writer, photographer, hiker and book lover who has worked within the human services sector and is currently a stay at home mom. She lives in New England with her husband, a teenage daughter, her twelve year old step-son, a special needs three year old son, new baby boy and two teenage step-daughters who visit. She and her husband work together to raise their blended family and help their kids understand the value of being a family. She has written for the Patch previously and is hoping to go back to school for her Master’s degree in all her copious spare time.
Yes, she is currently a postpartum mommy, so be kind to her, always. She certainly has her hands full at home but when she can find the time, she will share her thoughts on our blog for our readers. Feel free to let her know how you feel about anything she writes. Claire has strong opinions, which is why I love her, so be forewarned. But she knows that as long as she makes me look good, she is fine. 😉 She is sweet, she is smart, she is passionate about things that are important to her. She is a wonderful mother and she knows how to turn her personal vulnerabilities into areas of strength and expertise.
Welcome my dear Claire. Speak to us.