kellymangan

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I'm a longtime labor and social justice advocate, and this year I added "mommy" to my job title. My interests include cooking, writing, painting, photography, crafts, singing and making my boys laugh.

On Being Imperfect

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So many of my friends that I've long admired for their parenting-- smart, successful, confident women-- seem weighed down by the totally wrong-headed belief that they are bad mothers. Now that I'm a mom, I also...

Honoring My Grandfather

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We didn't settle on a first name for my son until I'd been in labor for several hours. I guess you could say that we weren't able to make a decision until push came...

Oh, to be a Swedish Mom

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We didn't exactly have a plan when it came to me going back to work. The funding for my job ran out a week before I went into labor. I wasn't too bothered-- If...

Pass the peas, please!

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We know that it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding our families. When you are contending with picky eaters, time constraints, and sleep deprivation, meal planning...
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Family Foodie 411: Bluebird BBQ, Barrio & South End Kitchen

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Looking for a family-friendly place to eat? These three Burlington spots definitely make the grade. Bluebird BBQ Bluebird BBQ is probably the most family-friendly place I've been to eat in Burlington. There were lots of families...

Family Foodie 4-11: Mirabelles

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My husband and I are big time foodies. We love to cook-- but more importantly, we love to eat. And we still love to go out for a bite-- it's just a little more challenging...

Cooking Classes at Healthy Living

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My husband and I love to cook, and we're always eager to pick up new tips, techniques and recipes to spice up mealtime. But since the baby was born, we've slipped into a sad routine...

10 ways having a baby has changed my life

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Earlier this year my husband and I welcomed our son, Malcolm, into the world. Three months into motherhood I still feel like I haven't got a clue what I'm doing. I know it'll get...