Sight. Touch. Sound. Taste. Smell.  Take a deep breath and imagine yourself at your happy place. Take in everything around you- the sights, the sounds, and the aroma. Think about how your body feels in your seat, if you’re sitting,...
There are many things you can’t foresee when creating a birth plan, but there are two words I never thought I would have to include: global pandemic.  I gave birth during a global pandemic three weeks ago in Burlington, right...
When my boys were young, every time I read this sweet book to them I felt a bit of an excited thrill as I read the last line; how could the papa possibly top his bunny’s proclamation "I love...
How can we protect our kids from online predators, if we're somewhat clueless about the social media world in which they live?   Several years ago, before I became a mom, I was a juror in an online child pornography...
Author’s note-- I use identity-first language (e.g., autistic person) in this blog post as many autistic adults have said they prefer- in lieu of person first (e.g., a person with autism). If you want more info on this, go...
Currently, my days are a mix of “Okay, I’ve got this,” and, “Oh crap, I so do not got this.” Anyone else? One of my first contributions to the blog was an article on working from home with a toddler....
I don’t know why I thought adjusting to the teen years would be an easy task. I assumed that my girls would just be more independent and happier, while still enjoying being around their mother. It seems as though...
With the current shutdown of schools, including preschools, in Vermont for the remainder of the year, I’ve seen many parents say, “I know what to do with my 2nd grader, but I need ideas about what to do with my preschooler.”  As...
I hope you were able to read my post about Early Autism Diagnosis yesterday. As April winds to a close, I still feel a deep sense of urgency in talking about the importance of autism acceptance well beyond the...
First, let’s get the obvious out of the way: it feels weird to be writing about seemingly normal things amidst a global pandemic and racial justice crisis. However, I am still getting messages from pregnant friends asking for what...
When my boys were small, a mom I didn’t know told me something I will never forget. I was in a knitting shop when she came in with her two teenage boys. They wandered around with her as she perused...
The first week in January, my family rang in a new year. The second week, the baby learned to crawl. The third, our preschooler potty trained herself. Last weekend, the baby started walking. Then school went to remote learning...
I am one thousand percent team #FreeBritney. I have to admit, however, that something about the movement doesn’t sit right with me. If you’re not up on the news, the queen of 2000s pop, Britney Spears, is currently in a...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week and once again my social media feed is filled with photos of beautiful mothers nursing beautiful babies. If this makes your skin crawl with a range of hard-to-handle emotions, you’re not alone. I feel it...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...