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Are you interested in being a Guest Writer for Vermont Mom? 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
Parenting, COVID, and the Death of Live Entertainment

Parenting, COVID, and the Death of Live Entertainment

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Thank you so much for coming out to our show, we hope to see you next weekend and have a beautiful night! Everyone cheered, and it was not just the cheers of adoring fans, but...
The Genetic Ties that Bind Us: Welcoming Home a Lost Family Member

The Genetic Ties that Bind Us: Welcoming Home a Lost Family Member

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It is said that in the beginning, Moses did not have a name. He was born to a woman who didn’t name him or know what to call him. It was his adopted mother...
This is My Story of Domestic Violence

This is My Story of Domestic Violence

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This is my story of domestic violence.   I met my abuser in March 2010. He love-bombed me. I thought he was perfect. I ignored red flags including his previous domestic violence charge. That girl was crazy, he said.   By May,...
The Puzzle of Democracy and Building an Equitable America

The Puzzle of Democracy and Building an Equitable America

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One of my son’s Christmas gifts this year was a 1000-piece puzzle. I’m more excited to work on it than he is. I love puzzles—they are a reminder that things can come together in...
Staying Engaged in the Game of Life

Staying Engaged in the Game of Life: My Challenge and My Journey

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Sometimes I don’t see the world the same way as those around me. It’s comforting because in those moments, I know I’m seeing things differently for a reason. Right now, for example, there is...

A Mother Reflects on Warrior Women and her Desire for Flight

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Almost a year ago, I breathed a sigh of relief when Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race. Amidst all the talk about Black Girl Magic and visions of a new America, I...
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...
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...
blurry photos symbolizing good old times

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...

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...
woman, man, child, family in front of stone church

What’s in a Name? First Names, Last Names and Naming Conventions Across Cultures

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When I sign my name, I am Linda Li. I don’t have a maiden name, and I didn’t change my name when I got married 15 years ago. My child carries my husband’s last...

You Don’t Have to Be Friends with Your Kids’ Friends’ Parents, but You do...

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You don’t have to be friends with your kids’ friends’ parents. There, I said it. It’s okay not to be friends. It doesn’t make you mean or antisocial. You can breathe a sigh of...