Emily Banks

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A native San Diegan, I now live in Essex with my husband John, son Xander (July 2010), daughter Luna (February 2013) and dog Tonks. I'm a stay at home mom, but I also teach the occasional composition course for different online universities. In all of my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, baking, and watching cheesy 90's dramas on Netflix (Team Pacy all the way). You can read more about me at http://emilyshollow.com.

How I Became A Mother: Daily Imagery

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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...

Summer Showdown

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While I am very much looking forward to the warmer weather, I must admit: this is the first summer I've approached with some trepidation. Xander will be out of school, I'm not teaching until...

Fighting The Mom Brain

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I wouldn't say that I was ever SUPER organized, even before kids. But I did, at the very least, manage not to miss appointments or show up 20 minutes late to everything. I remembered...

50 Shades of Sleep: Toddler Sleep Regressions

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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...

Being a Woman

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When I went in for my 20 week anatomy scan with my second child, I was excited. Of course I was. It was the big reveal! Would Xander have a baby brother or baby...

Picky Eaters and Parenting Anxiety

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One thing about parenting that I was not prepared for was the fact that someone, at any given moment, has An Opinion about how you are parenting your child. And not you as in...

On Woody Allen, Celebrity, and Teaching Boundaries

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I’m sure most of you have at least heard about the Woody Allen/Dylan Farrow story in the media this past week. The gist of it is:  when Allen was awarded a lifetime of achievement at...

Recipe: French Chicken Stew

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Perhaps the only thing that qualifies this as "French" is that it has Herbes de Provence in it, but let's just use our imaginations, shall we? If you're anything like me, you're trying to eat...

Body After Babies :: Letter to my Body(s)

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I see you there, six with your skinned knees and short hair, chasing after the boys down the street with a skateboard under your arm.   I see you wanting to fit in with your brother, even wearing his clothes. Wanting...

Puffed Apple Pancake

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This dish is one that brings me back to every Christmas morning I've ever had. It started when I was a kid, awake way too early, and lying in bed, waiting waiting waiting for it...

Family Friendly Holiday Guide to Burlington

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Confession: I've been playing Christmas music since November 1st. I can't help it. I love Christmas and the Holidays. I love everything about it. Even the cold, and that's saying something! (After New Years, though,...

My Top Apps for Toddlers/Preschoolers

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I know that the use of tablets/iPads/smart phones with young kids can be a bit of a…heated topic, but I will come out as pro-technology.  I'm not advocating ignoring your children for hours at...

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

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Fall is, by far, my favorite season to cook in. Crock pot meals and stews and roasts and soups.  I absolutely love soups. I made this one the other night because I had two sweet...

Apple Recipe Roundup

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If you're anything like me, you are currently swimming in apples. It's one of the great things about living in Vermont in the fall: there is no lack of orchards and farms to visit...