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Leah DeCesare


Leah DeCesare

Leah DeCesare’s childhood dream was to become an author though she never expected her first book to be about parenting. The Naked Parenting series stemmed from her main gig as mother of three and she writes between car pools and laundry.

FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS is her debut novel. Leah has also written articles for publication in The Huffington Post, the International Doula, The Key, and other online outlets and local publications.

More than 25 years after her father used a fork, knife and spoon to give one final lesson about boys before sending her off to college, Leah DeCesare shares the Utensil Classification System.

“I met my perfect steak knife even though he wasn’t in the package I’d expected. I have the most amazing husband and I want to let other young women know that they shouldn’t settle,” DeCesare says. “It’s important for women of all ages to be true to themselves and believe in themselves.”

Married for over 22 years, Leah’s current parenting adventures revolve around kids, tween and teenagers, creating the basis for her Mother’s Circle parenting blog, where she shares perspectives on parenting from pregnancy through teens.

Her pre-baby professional experience was in public relations and event planning and for the past 15 years, her career has focused on birth, babies and early parenting as a certified childbirth educator, a birth and postpartum doula.

In 2013, Leah spearheaded the Campaign for Hope to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness in Uganda and co-founded the nonprofit, Doulas of Rhode Island, in 2008.

She parents, writes and volunteers in Rhode Island.

Leah DeCesare

Books by Leah DeCesare

by Leah DeCesare - Fiction

There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond. Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guys --- from slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporks --- all while trying to learn if the UCS holds true.