BurlingtonVT Moms Blog wants to send out a huge thank you to Angela Filion for writing this and allowing us to share it with all of you.  More posts that may help you navigate these unpredictable times: Give Yourself Permission to...
This beautiful and poignant guest post required equally gorgeous photos. Thank you to our contributing writers for being the heart of this blog and for allowing me to share your family photos from "the good old days." May we...
To fight COVID-19, we have to change our strategy. When my husband first started reading the news about the novel coronavirus to me over our breakfast table, I shrugged it off. It’s another virus, one of many. At the time,...
I keep thinking about how our society is going through these super rapid changes due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. I don't think this virus is going to be a flash-in-the-pan in our shared experience either. COVID-19...
My name is Matt Salter, and I’ve been a Physician Assistant since 2007. I live in a small, tight-knit town in Vermont. I participate in several community forums and am compelled to educate and inform those around me. Due...
We have all been hearing a lot about social distancing recently. But what does social distancing actually mean and what does social distancing for family units actually entail?  If you ask different people what that term means, you get a...
I am mentally exhausted from all the COVID-19 news, discussion, and debate. I want to take a social media break. I just don’t think I can leave it right now. Over the last week, we’ve all tried to sort through what...
Some people claim that this new strain of coronavirus is a lot like the viruses that cause colds, and if you get it, it will probably just seem like a bad cold, or nothing at all. Depending on who...
Before the pandemic struck, there were many situations I wish I had a manual for: how to navigate raising teenagers, how to stop my hair from thinning and neck skin from falling without becoming victim to overpriced lotions, and...
Whether you’ve been longing for it or dreading it, the “change of life," or, "mental pause" is inevitable. Women have known their menstrual cycles would eventually come to an end since they began. Menopause, also known as “the climacteric,”...
COVID-19 is a sickness that is caused by a new type of coronavirus that has received a ton of attention in the media recently. People often call this virus just "coronavirus," but the reality is that this is a new...
Have you ever wished that you had a sign on your forehead that read, “Handle with Care,” or that there was part of your personal history that everyone was automatically aware of so they could treat you extra gently...
When I was offered the opportunity to participate in a postpartum/pelvic floor yoga class presented by The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, a little voice inside told me to DO IT.  I have never been to a formal yoga class,...
Congratulations! You made it through the first month of the year! I’m hoping you have gotten through as unscathed by illness as my family thankfully has (knock on the biggest piece of wood).  If you or your family has been...

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Fishing with Kids in Vermont

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In Vermont, fishing with kids is both a pastime and a tradition. At one point, it seemed like every family did it.  These days, teaching...