Bridgette Gallagher

I have assumed many roles in life: baby sister, Daddy’s little girl, BFF, cheerleading captain, class secretary, not to mention- amazing girlfriend, fiance, wife, Mommy. But I don’t think I fill any of these roles as well as I fill the role of Shortcut Girl.

I am a teacher by trade but also am a proud Mom to Parker, a two year old red headed troublemaker and Celia, my spitfire stuck in a seven month old body. My husband Michael keeps me laughing which allows for the sense of humor I bring to blogging. We call our crowded fixer upper in Saratoga Springs, NY home.

Parenting in the Age of Social Media: It's Not the 80's Anymore

 Parenting has plenty changed in 33 years. Parenting in the age of social media is two things. Undoubtedly easier and ever-so-more complicated. One of my favorite things to do is ask my Mom questions about what she did for safety, information, advice, etc. when she was a new Mom. The answer is usually: nothing. All she had was what was in her own Mommy arsenal. She was bereft of Dr. Spock, What to Expect or Happiest Baby on the Block. And we survived. Well, I did paint my eyes shut with clear nail polish. But in the end, I survived....more