Barbara Leech is a mom of four who gave up her career as a reporter and editor of two weekly newspapers in Southern New Hampshire to be a work-at-home mom and autoimmune disease warrior. Within her personal battle with fibromyalgia, lupus, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, she is an advocate for greater public awareness and raising funds toward research and improved treatments for these and other autoimmune diseases.
Her overall mission is to be the best mom and writer she can be, despite the challenges of living with a chronic illness. Barbara lives in Maine with her husband Adam, and they have two young sons together. Her two older daughters are grown (25 and 28). One is married, and the other is planning a summer 2016 wedding in the Mountains of New Hampshire.
Barbara considers herself a survivor of all things: fibromyalgia, lupus, Hashimoto’s, divorce, and starting over. She is passionate about family, faith and small victories.
For work, Barbara telecommutes, writing for a strategic advising firm in Massachusetts. On the side, she is a freelance writer for daily newspapers and business magazines throughout New England and a blogger on topics of health, parenting, and real estate. She also provides freelance editing and copywriting services for several businesses throughout the country.