Meredith Gordon

Meredith Gordon
Meredith Gordon is a stay at home mother of two from Shelburne, Vermont. When not making huge mistakes in parenting and marriage, you can find her around Burlington performing stand up and doing random weirdness on her Facebook page, “The Life and Times of Thelma Forbanks and Others.” She is beyond overjoyed to be a writer in the company of such amazing women.
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A Social Media Vacation: Why I Probably Won’t Be Going Back

My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching halt and I found myself, as many other people did...
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My Doctor Can’t Make Me Lose Weight: My Body My Choice

A few months ago, I felt like I had my first real adult doctor’s appointment. I’m currently 37 years old. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had doctor’s appointments my whole life, but this...
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Postnatal Depression: I Still Get Triggered Seven Years Later

I have two children ages five and seven and a half. So, why am I reacting to the sound of a random stranger’s baby crying by gripping my shopping cart with white knuckles? Because...
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An Empowered Woman: It Means More than What You Do for a Living

The other day, I scored big time at a local consignment shop. I got “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls,” for a mere $4! This amazing book usually sells online for $35! Yay, consignment! I...
Why I Love Those in Nursing: A Quitters Perspective

Why I Love Those in Nursing: A Quitters Perspective

Before I started college, I never really thought much about the profession of nursing. But once I hit twenty one that all changed. I was one of those early twenty-year-olds that every parent hopes...
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Dog Owners! Please Put a Leash on Your Dog! A Parent’s Plea

Dog owners, I’m going to predict right now that some of you will hate me after reading this. In fact, I can feel the anger from all the way across my internet. But you...
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An Autism Diagnosis: The Path can be a Lonely One

One of the hardest times for me as a parent was the year that my son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It wasn’t due to the fact of his autism diagnosis, but...
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School Drop Off: Why Does it Feel Like I’m Back in High School?

I suppose it was stupid of me to think that all of the self-doubt I felt would end the minute I walked across that stage during high school graduation in my cap and gown. I...
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Grief Acceptance: The Final Stage Is Different than You Think

I remember thinking that if our lives are like novels, a series of chapters with characters coming and going. If my life were a novel, the chapters that had my father living in them...
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Forget French Classes, Cultivate Your Kid’s Sense of Humor Instead

You might not read this in any parenting book, but if I were to write one (God help anyone who would pay money for that) I would start with a chapter about humor. I...

Boy Scouts and Human Rights: Teaching Kids to Take a Stand

After my son saw the local Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees in the town square last year, that was it, he insisted on joining the local troop. He asked how old he had to be...

Parenting Guilt Confession: I Used a Cake Mix for My Son’s Birthday Cake

It’s true! You read the title of this blog correctly! I, Meredith Gordon, used a boxed cake mix for my son’s birthday cupcakes and do you want to know something else? I used canned...

Will My Social Anxiety Affect My Kids’ Ability to Socialize Later on in Life?

There’s a huge pressure in my chest, my hands are getting sweaty, and my mind is spinning. It might sound like I’m about to face hundreds of reporters at a press conference or about...
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Books Parents Hate: In Defense of Captain Underpants and Others

Many books have been controversial over the years and some have even been banned from libraries. Such classics as The Great Gatsby, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and To Kill a Mockingbird were prohibited because...