Elissa

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I'm a Vermonter born and raised but after college my husband and I moved back in 2010 and have fallen in love with the state all over again. We're raising our 2 boys on 10 woodsy acres in Westford. I stay at home with my boys and work from home - though striking the balance between these two is challenging at times. You can follow me on my personal blog at www.theworldwasturning.com.

Becoming a mother, the never ending state of becoming

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I didn’t expect to change when I had kids. In my blissful ignorance of being 26 and pregnant, with a perfect round and stretch-mark-free belly, I was sure that a baby would just incorporate into...

Shift

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Weary, that's how I've been feeling lately. Autumn is creeping in, it still looks like summer but the light casts a distinct autumn glow, slanty and golden and less determined than summer light. The mornings...

That Time my Three Year Old Ate A Bottle of Aspirin

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"Eli ate a whole bottle of chewable aspirin, we've gotta go." I'm sitting at my computer on Memorial Day and the words hit me like a ton of bricks. My heart about stops beating, it...

Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Easy

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Before having a baby, I spent a number of years working in baby gear / natural birth / breastfeeding / cloth diapering communities. I had watched The Business of Being Born and knew all...

This is my motherhood

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I cut up chicken nuggets and squeeze ketchup onto plates and fill sippy cups with juice and politely pry my 3 year old’s hands from my arms and tell him calmly that we don’t...
2 boys, outside, outdoors, playing

Worlds Apart

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I'm standing at the open car door next to my 3 year old waiting for him to buckle his car seat, the day's sunlight radiating off of the car and onto my legs, when...

Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy

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I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped through the doors at VTCIT. I was greeted by a thick, plush carpet and many rows of shoes, with instructions to take mine off. After...

How I Became a Mother: The Things that Change

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BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day.  Each of us has a unique journey on...

Breathe in / Breathe Out

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So I've started doing this crazy thing. When life gets overwhelming and I feel like I want to cry, or run away, or turn around while driving and smack whatever comes closest to my...

But what do April snow showers bring?

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Winter broke like a fever and suddenly it's spring, birds chirp merrily in the trees, darting down to the spongy moss covered earth that's bare and raw, snow drawn back like a curtain, exposing...

50 Shades of Sleep: Trusting your Intuition

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BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Phoenix Physical Therapy to bring you our latest series titled “50 Shades of Sleep”, about…you guessed it….sleep.  Like an elusive treasure, we find ourselves obsessing about sleep not...

Making Space

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You came into this world, red wrinkly skin and dark wet eyes, bright world, bustling room, right to my warm chest and suddenly the pain subsided, my brain slipped into an ecstatic, swirling euphoria...

Waking up to life itself

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The first moment that I locked eyes with my firstborn baby, I knew that life was forever changed. I didn’t know how, and I couldn’t put it into words, this great knowledge that I...

Here’s to you, little boy

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My eldest boy is about to turn 3. By the time you're reading this post, he probably already has. In some ways I feel like he's been with me since the beginning of time,...