Remember the old nursery rhyme that said, “What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice?” Sugar and spice... these simple words pointed out a basic perception of the difference between girls and boys, but as I discovered...
My husband and I were so excited to bring Maddie to the hot air balloon festival in Stowe, Vermont, when I woke up feeling horrible -and I mean HORRIBLE! I was nauseous like you wouldn’t believe. I was exhausted....
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day.  Each of us has a unique journey on how we got here…here being in this crazy...
I emerge from the pounding surf triumphantly. The saltwater stings my eyes, my hair, coarse with sand and salt and sun, the blue and white surfboard dragging behind me as the calf-deep ocean tries to pull me back out...
About three years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to start a family.  We took all the “right” steps to lead us down the path of becoming parents and began to prepare for this new phase...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day.  Each of us has a unique journey on how we got here…here being...
A mother is impatiently counting down the days until her due date. Her belly protrudes to unbelievable proportions and vigorous kicking keeps her awake at night. Sometimes her husband can feel the kicking on his back as they lay...
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 and food prep can often...
Recently my husband and two children went for a walk with our dog at Red Rocks Park in South Burlington. The path was littered with golden leaves, and more were still drifting slowly down from the treetops like a...
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 and food prep can often...
With the beginning of each new year comes the resolution talk. The most common New Years Resolution, especially for women, seems to be losing weight. While there is nothing wrong with this, I was hoping that we, as a...
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 and food prep can often...
Send yourself some love...because life is too damn short to worry about your cellulite! My relationship with my thighs has always been rocky. Even when my thighs were younger, I never liked them. Hideous cellulite in a bathing suit, huge pieces of...
Cooking is one of my favorite activities to do with my children. People often seem surprised to know that my five-year-old can flip his own pancakes (under supervision, of course), and knows when something is burning on the stove....

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