Heather Polifka-Rivas

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Heather is originally from upstate New York but her family returned to Vermont 4 years ago. They have lived in NYC and Chicago the past 10+ years and are happy to be back in Vermont. Heather's previous jobs as a starving actor in NYC, package design guru at Estee Lauder, and advisor to fortune 500 companies at Chicago’s top business school have not prepared her for her current job today: stay at home mom to Henry (7) and Ruby (3). A self proclaimed foodie, Heather spends her "many" hours of free time preparing elaborate meals, eating out, tending to her garden, canning it's bounty and willing her one tapped maple tree to weep more sap. She is also a mother runner.
birds and bees, sex education, sex talk

We Just Had “THE TALK” With Our Son

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"Hey Henry? The other day I overheard one of your friends say, “Suck it.”  Do you know what that means?" *Silence* "Yeah, I know what that means." (Said in a tone that suggests I just asked...

Louse House: We got lice.

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You will survive this...barely. You’re not prepared for this.  You just aren’t.  Do you feel itchy? I’ll check back in with you later, ok? You have already gotten the notice from school. It was shoved in...

Heather’s Test Kitchen: Testing The Tasty Video Recipes

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If you are on Facebook or Instagram you have certainly seen the TASTY video posts by BuzzFeed. For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, open up your browser, google the above mentioned...

Writing a Will…sometimes adult things are hard.

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After a short writing hiatus, yours truly is back. Did you miss me while I was gone? Speaking of "being gone" my 7 year old son burst into tears a few weeks ago right before...
star wars, princess leia buns, diy costumes

Making Princess Leia Buns for your Halloween Costume: A DIY lesson in playing with...

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As a youngster I wanted to be Princess Leia from Star Wars. I loved all of her outfits from the white flowy gown to the nipple chafing metal-like bikini she wore in Jabba’s palace. My...
card reading, night time routines

Turning the Page too soon. Night time routines, endless stories, and Netflix binge...

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Depending on the time of year the evening bed-time routine with our two kids is varied. During the school year we eat dinner at 6pm, clean up the kitchen, and then herd the two...
montreal, street festivals

One Weekend in Montreal: A family of four, The Biodome, Granby Zoo, Poutine, and...

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We have been a family of four for almost 3 years now and we’ve NEVER taken a vacation together. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve gone on plenty of trips and adventures but have always...
Ace Ventura Pet Detective

When Nature Attacks…in a suburb in Vermont.

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This post doesn’t contain anything related to parenting or any wistful insight about motherhood. In fact, right now I feel like I’m coasting along here with this parenting thing. My son and I are...

The 2nd Life of Blankie

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I don’t know WHAT he smells when he puts his blanket up to his nose for a deep sniff…but I know why he does so. I had a blanket growing up too. Here, have...

Tomgirl Juice Co. : My Spring Juice Cleanse

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{BVTMB has partnered together with Tomgirl Juice Co. to bring you this sponsored post on their three day juice cleanse. While we received compensation for this post in the form of product, the writer's...

Hey Yoga: I have a crush on you.

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Years ago I read an article about Madonna. In the interview someone asked her how she stays in such great shape. She went on to say that she practices yoga every day. I’m pretty...

Showering…naked

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Remember getting dressed for gym class or sports practice in the girl’s locker room at school? When you changed into workout clothes did you casually whip off your pants and shirt bearing all your...

Parenting While Driving

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Texting while driving is a serious issue. But I’m not here to talk about texting. I’m here to talk about something more dangerous than texting. Parenting. More specifically, “Parenting While Driving.” No really. I’m not...

A Buddha Bowl Meal

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Now that you’ve read about all the sex you could ever want to hear about from our BVT Mom bloggers, let’s move on to something we can really get jazzed about…food. Last week for...