Meredith Gordon

Meredith Gordon
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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.
Why I Love Those in Nursing: A Quitters Perspective

Why I Love Those in Nursing: A Quitters Perspective

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...
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“Fun Mom”: For Some Moms, There’s A Lot Hiding Behind the Jokes

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The other week I read an incredible blog post from a parent who was outing herself as a “not fun mom.” It was honest, real and thought-provoking, especially to someone like me. I am someone...

I’m an Emotional Doormat, but that Doesn’t Mean My Kids Need to Be Too

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I am an emotional doormat and the worst part of it is, I’m struggling not to hand this obvious bad habit down to my children. How did I realize I was handing being an...
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The Book Fair: Let’s End Commercialism and Focus on the Joy of Reading

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My six-year-old son was in uncontrollable tears and it was only 7:00 AM. Our mornings don’t usually start like this, especially the morning before our family heads to the annual school book fair. But...
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Renting, There’s No Shame in It: The Personal Path of Homeowership

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Currently, my husband of 13 years and I are on the precipice of something we haven’t had any interest in until now. Homeownership. We have two children, one six and one nearly four. We...