Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger
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Are you interested in being a guest blogger for BurlingtonVT Moms Blog? If you are a local mom (or have relevant information for local moms), we would love to hear your ideas! Please email us at contact (at) burlingtonvtmomsblog (dot) com.
The Labor Pains of Change and Leaning into Hard Things

The Labor Pains of Change and Leaning into Hard Things

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Now is the time for women to take the helm as leaders through this current crisis. Why? Because we are familiar with the labor pains of change. Leaders keep referring to the time we are...

COVID-19 Risk Reduction: Livable Rules to Decrease Transmission

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This is hard. Really hard. As a physician, I take COVID-19 very seriously, and have found myself with friends and family being in the position of the “rule-following bad guy”. I’m the one insisting...

Mother’s Day, My Hurt Feelings, and Pulling On My Big Girl Pants

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As you know, Mother’s Day was several weeks ago, and I am glad I didn’t write this article about my hurt feelings in the heat of the moment. Count to ten and all of...
How to Grow a Healing Garden to Nourish Body and Soul

How to Grow a Healing Garden to Nourish Body and Soul

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Early spring is my favorite time of year for so many reasons. Just when the winter blues have tried to suffocate me, I notice the buds swelling on tree limbs, colors of wildflowers bursting...
Putting Yourself First: Is it Selfish for a Mother to Come First?

Putting Yourself First: Is it Selfish for a Mother to Come First?

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Has anyone ever said to you, “You should write a book, you’ve got great stories”? Yeah, yeah, that would be nice, but I don’t have the patience. Most of what I write is a...
Living through History in this Mother's Lifetime

Living through History in this Mother’s Lifetime: COVID-19 Edition

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COVID-19… did this one ever turn the world on its butt!  What were the other big events during this mother's lifetime, you ask? If you were alive then, you remember everything about President Kennedy being shot....
An Emergency Physician Shares how to Embrace Fear in the Face of a Pandemic

An Emergency Physician Shares how to Embrace Fear During a Pandemic

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As a 5-year-old child, I had a terrible experience lasting several hours, during which I remember thinking that I should just let the people involved kill me, because the torture of letting them hurt...
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Know that You’re Living in the Good Old Days

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This beautiful and poignant guest post required equally gorgeous photos. Thank you to our contributing writers for being the heart of this blog and for allowing me to share your family photos from "the...
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Why We Need Social Distancing and Why Social Distancing Works

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My name is Matt Salter, and I’ve been a Physician Assistant since 2007. I live in a small, tight-knit town in Vermont. I participate in several community forums and am compelled to educate and...

Social Distancing for Family Units: What Does this Really Mean for Me?

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We have all been hearing a lot about social distancing recently. But what does social distancing actually mean and what does social distancing for family units actually entail?  If you ask different people what that...
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The Threat of COVID-19: Why It Matters to You Even If You’re “Low Risk”

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Some people claim that this new strain of coronavirus is a lot like the viruses that cause colds, and if you get it, it will probably just seem like a bad cold, or nothing...

Strawberry Season in Vermont: Memories and Where to Pick Your Own

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Strawberry season is upon us here in Vermont and it’s one of my favorite times of the summer. Fresh, farm-picked strawberries bring back a vivid childhood memory of my mother and me. I can see...

Quitting Playgroup and Finding Resilience and Friendships in Motherhood

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“So, have you found your mom tribe yet?” my friend Pam asked me after chewing a bite of her spinach salad. I was nine weeks postpartum and had managed to make it to a...

Why I Moved My Kids from the City to Rural Vermont and What I...

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My family of city slickers packed up our entire lives 7 months ago and moved to the country – final destination rural Vermont! Before moving to the green countryside of Vermont, we lived in our...