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Hello! Thanks for Joining. Now, Let’s Make Our Way Together.

Making Our Way is a collection of family stories and personal reflections intended to help foster a sense of community and sharing, so we can all help each other smile a little amidst our struggles.

Raising a young son, learning to be a spouse (6 years in!), and juggling a full-time professional job sparked me to seek deeper connections outside of my home. Girlfriends have kept me sane by sharing their own family stories and challenges — frequently over Zoom calls these days — and by offering how they’re maneuvering daily life filled with hurdles, bumps, bruises, and good ol’ strong feelings about just about everything.

I am the very lucky 43-year-old mom of a spirited five-year-old son and wife to my (also spirited) husband, Dave, as well as a sister, daughter, niece, and cousin. In the office, I am a communications professional based in the Boston area.

I grew up on Cape Cod and I also spent a few years in Washington, D.C., shortly after college. I love music (I was once a flute player and I’m trying to get back to that!), learning to cook for my family along with my husband, and spending quality time with friends and extended family.

As much as I’m telling tales of our family and insights into my days, I’d love to hear from you. This space is all about relating and sharing.

How are you “balancing” raising your families and working an outside job or working alongside a spouse who’s working an outside job? Is that even possible? Are you stress cooking? (I am!) Have you turned into a hair stylist and/or barber on the side since COVID began? Are you coping with much more than you ever thought would be possible to handle? How’s it going?

Let’s lift each other up, and help one another figure this out together, one day at a time.

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to hearing from you.

Katie McLeod Strollo

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