Jemima Talbot

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Jemima is the co-owner of Vermont Mom. She is a feminist, a dedicated and adventurous home cook, a cut-throat Scrabble player, a barre sculpt enthusiast, and a single mom. She loves live music, playing outside- especially in the water, trying new restaurants, and pretending to be a pioneer. She has a Master's degree in Public Health and a professional background in sexual health and STDs. She is passionate about social justice and supports anti-racism work in all forms. Her August 2010 firecracker daughter is her guide, inspiration, and task-master.

Single Mom Breaks Up with Online Dating

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 After 4 and 1/2 years of sporadic online dating, punctuated by several lovely relationships, I shared my experiences with online dating as a single mom. Before the piece was published, however, I closed my...

Intentional Happiness: A Single Moms Spills the Truth

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With the massive amount of accumulated wisdom and profound perspective of 41 years of life, I am trying to challenge some of my core assumptions, in order to increase peace and happiness in my...

Single Mom’s Guide to Divorce

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Dedicated to my friend, as she faces divorce. Dear friend, There is no realization quite like the sinking certainty that your marriage can not continue. The instant when a hard-working, loyal, loving, and vibrant woman like...

Single Mom, Dating

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I could write a novel about dating as a single mom. One day, I may. The real question is, would I file my novel under Science Fiction, or Horror? Animal Husbandry, perhaps? I have put off discussing dating time and time...
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Eating Clean with Healthy Living Market and Cafe

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{DISCLAIMER: We have partnered with Healthy Living to bring you this information. However, all opinions are our own! Thank you to Healthy Living for helping us teach our readers about eating clean and living...

Advice from a Spectacular Failure

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Occasionally, it's nice to get unsolicited advice.  People tell me that I give good advice, and I don't think they're entirely wrong. The thing is, I am someone who exhaustively thinks out every step of...

Make your own Kombucha

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Kombucha is the nectar of the gods, or, at the very least, the gods' favorite fermented tea flavored with fruit. It's delicious. Can you believe me? You can. I might be a weird mix of contradictions. Freshly...

Digital Dilemmas: I Photographed Everything, and now my Computer Memory is Full!

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Dear Friends, I photographed and documented every event in my precious child's life, and now the digital sh*t has hit the proverbial fan, and my computer memory is full. Houston, we have a problem. How many...

My Daughter Has a Cavity and I Feel Like a Failure

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I first brought my daughter to the dentist when she was about ten months old, and had a sparse collection of razor-sharp baby teeth. I had noticed a dark line on her incisors, and immediately assumed...

My Favorite Kids Books for Littles

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I am a bookworm. As soon as I could read, I discovered a rich fantasy that I never wanted to abandon. Books contain my favorite places, my best friends, and have been my faithful companions for...

I’m a Bisexual Single Mom, and My Sexuality Matters

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I'm a 40 year old single mom, and I've been out as bisexual for almost 25 years. Out to my friends and family, out at school, and out at work. My bisexuality is an essential...

How I Managed Summer Planning as a Single Mom

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Dear friends, I have a confession to make. I hate planning. Did you know this about me? I have an irrational fear of being pinned down by plans, while at the same time, fear the looming...

Seeking Professional Help: Why I went to a Child Therapist

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My life as a single mom isn't all heartache and sorrow. It also isn't just cupcakes and daisies either. I make hard choices constantly, and even when I solicit input from my trusted and valued...

How to Love and Support a Single Mom

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If anyone thinks that parenting is a walk in the park, then perhaps you should go and pour me a glass of whatever you're drinking. Make it a double, please. I think most of us can...