Ashley DiMercurio

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Ashley was born and raised in Vermont and now lives in Colchester with her two children and husband. After getting married, she spent four years living outside DC to gain work and life experience, as well as perspective and a renewed love for her home state of Vermont. She is highly caffeinated and runs her own online reading tutoring business Your Reading Tutor and teaches ESOL online to students in China. She recently made the decision to homeschool and is loving the opportunity for a flexible learning environment for her kids. Her favorite things to do include making fairy houses with her kids, drinking coffee with her husband, and networking with other moms and entrepreneurs.

Top Ten Ways to Use Coconut Oil

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If you've been in any moms group online you probably know that along with breast milk, coconut oil is often suggested as a cure-all for many things! No matter what the question is, it...

Babywearing Saved My Workout

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I love babywearing and I like to workout. Wondering how the two go together? I didn't think of it at first either, but here's how it happened. After the birth of my second baby, I...

Maple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

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With my first born I had a lot of trouble breastfeeding. I mean A LOT. It felt like we had all the problems.  I had a c-section with him and it took a while for...

Bed rest and The Day I Laughed at My Doctor

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I’m 33 weeks pregnant and recently was having signs of early labor, after an afternoon being monitored, they determined baby was staying put for awhile but I needed to “take it easy” for the...

Almost Done

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“Almost done!” That’s what everyone keeps telling me, but pregnancy has a funny way of messing with time.  Days seem longer, weeks are anxiously marked and then you’re “almost done.” At 35 weeks, I don’t...

Meal Planning 101

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Meal Planning and prepping is probably the number one thing you can do to make meal time go smoother during the busy week. There are lots of ways to do it and with Pinterest you...

Time to Confess

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Let me start by saying MJ is deep in the “threeanger” phase. He is independent when he wants to be, totally needy other times, throwing tantrums at the drop of a hat and being all...

Grandparents Day Gratitude

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Mimi, Nona, Papa, Gaga, Grandpa….The many names of the grandparents that love and adore my son. With Grandparents day this month, I’m feeling especially grateful for the grandparents in our life. A few years ago, my...

Dear Baby Girl

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Dear Baby Girl, You both delight and terrify me. I have spent many a sleepless night wishing for you, and now that you're on the way I am overwhelmed with emotions. Up until you, I have...

Perspectives in Parenting :: I Said I’d Never Bed-Share

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Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child. We at BurlingtonVT Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these...

Living Life By Design

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One of the best days of my life was the day I realized I had a choice in how I lived my life. Up until that point I’d been living a life that felt...

Homemade Ice Tea Lemonade

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Since I gave up soda and sugary drinks long ago, I mostly drink water or polar seltzer now. However, some hot summer days you just want something else. Since I'm pregnant and have Gestational...

A Day in the Life….with Gestational Diabetes

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WhenI first found out I was pregnant again, I was thrilled. We’d just been through a loss of a pregnancy in January and I really had no idea what kind of journey lay ahead....

Make Time For You

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When was the last time you enjoyed a good book? Or did something you love just for fun? If you’re at all like me, you might have a hard time coming up with an answer!...