About Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso is the mother of three children. Her daughter, Rose, was born in April 2001, her son, Walsh, joined them in May 2003, and their third child, a girl, Lilina came in March 2007.
Theresa is a fourth-generation Georgian, who grew up in Gwinnett County. She graduated from Parkview High School and attended the University of Georgia. She met her husband, Michael, while working at the campus newspaper, The Red and Black. For a brief time Michael was her boss at the paper. It didn’t go well and ended with a dictionary (unabridged) being thrown at his head.

Still, they married in 1994 when Theresa graduated from college. For four years they were journalism gypsies, living first in rural State College, Pa., and then in Manhattan.

Much to her parents’ delight, the couple returned to Atlanta in 1998. Michael continued his career with The Associated Press, and Theresa joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. During her three-year stint, she was the News for Kids editor and also edited the Saturday Living section. “I loved explaining current events to the kids and why they should care about what’s happening in their world. I also loved visiting schools all around the city.”

Theresa left the newspaper in 2001 but continues to freelance write and edit for the AJC from her kitchen table.

Theresa welcomes your ideas for the blog! Please email her suggestions at ajcmomania@gmail.com. You can also friend ajcmomania on Facebook and follow her on Twitter #ajcmomania.

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May 19th, 2009
7:09 am

…today’s blog (Tuesday, 5/19) does not open – same problem you had a couple of weeks back.

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May 19th, 2009
10:35 am

I can’t open today’s blog.

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Old School

June 3rd, 2009
6:58 pm

This is unrelated to any of your topics but after reading the heartbreaking story of yet another life lost in a condo fire and the scary thought of anyone- especially a child- jumping from a window, I felt compelled to ask someone to offer the suggestion of installing fire escape ladders. I have no financial interest in Pearl fire escape ladders but think they could make the difference in life or death for many families. http://www.pearlprotected.com/

At the very least, fire drill practice with the whole family and making a plan for everyone in the event of a fire or other disaster is a really good idea. We did it with our children and I have impromptu drills with my high school students. I think it is THAT important.

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August 26th, 2009
10:25 am

Theresa…today’s blog isn’t opening!!!

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September 8th, 2009
5:22 pm

I just found your blog today and I love it! I just wanted to say hello, Theresa!
Jen – Mom in Colorado ( originally from Norman, OK )

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March 25th, 2010
1:50 pm

During all her running around to malls and schools, and delivering her children to various after school activities, you might suggest that Ms. Giarrus pick up a dictionary and a book on grammar. Since the schools in our state have consistently received such poor results on standardized tests, should not all adults be especially conscientious role models for their children in every facet of their lives, including the use of proper grammar.

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Hindu Elvis Pimp

April 8th, 2010
6:09 am

I don’t get it.

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Maryam Zar - Founder: Womenfound, Inc.

June 26th, 2010
1:26 am

Theressa, can I share your blog on my blog: womenfound.org?
And can I post to womenfound’s facebook fan page (accessible via our website: womenfound.org)?

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