Member Feature: Annie Dittoe

Why did you want to join the USC Newcomers’ Club? 
My son was moving away from his very best friend, who was our next-door neighbor, and I knew getting him into a playgroup would help with that transition. My best mommy friend had just moved too, so I knew we both could use some new friends. 

Where did you recently move from? 
We moved from Scott Township 3 years ago, in 2011. 

Where did you grow up? 
I actually grew up right in Mt. Lebanon. I left for college and then lived in DC for 7 years after graduation. 

Where did you go to college and what did you study? 
Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Love that school! I would absolutely pick it again if I had it to do over. I majored in Spanish, which I did for the sole reason of being allowed to study abroad for a full year rather than one semester. I spent my junior year in Seville, Spain and it was awesome. 

What do you do for your day job? 
I stay home with my kids. Though I feel like I do more maid work than childcare!! 

Do you have any kids? If so what are their names and ages? 
Yes, I have three! Jack is almost 7 and a first grader at Streams. Evie is 4 and at Westminster for nursery school. Kate is 16 months and tags along with me. 

Do you have any pets? 
Yes, a very beautiful but very wild Ragdoll kitten named Rosie. 

What do you like to do for fun? 
I love, love, love going to my Newcomers’ playgroup! 

What books on your shelf are begging to be read? 
I have a ton of books on my kindle, downloaded so long ago I can’t remember the titles. I’ve read some of the book club books, even though I have yet to attend! 

What’s the biggest goal you are working on now? 
I totally need to get baby weight from 3 children off! Looking forward to getting into a workout routine this summer. 

What upcoming Newcomers’ event are you looking forward to attending? 
Of course, our weekly playgroup! 

What other things do you want your fellow newcomers to know about yourself? 
I am looking forward to attending more events now that my kids are a wee bit more independent!