My life as a single mom isn't all heartache and sorrow. It also isn't just cupcakes and daisies either. I make hard choices constantly, and even when I solicit input from my trusted and valued advisers (this sounds so much...
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A little over a year ago, when we moved to Vermont, I happened upon an article in Seven Days. The article was about the newest Vermont State Park, Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park. It described what seemed to be...
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...
In January 2020, we didn't anticipate that COVID-19 would be impacting us for years. Yet here we are, starting 2022 with several COVID vaccines, some potential treatments for COVID infection, and knowledge about how to avoid COVID infection. It's...
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...
I'm a mom who has struggled on and off with a deluge of mental health issues for quite some time. 16 years ago I was diagnosed with depression at a VA clinic in Fort Ethan Allen. Within ten days I...
Ticks. The mere mention of the word, “ticks” makes me cringe. In general, I am pretty squeamish. I don’t like spiders or snakes or frogs. (How it is that I married an outdoorsman, no one will ever understand). But my fear...
I hate diets, yet I still want to be healthy and maintain my weight. Can intermittent fasting be the answer? What is intermittent fasting? It's an eating plan where you can eat what you want, but you restrict your eating...
This is hard. Really hard. As a physician, I take COVID-19 very seriously, and have found myself with friends and family being in the position of the “rule-following bad guy”. I’m the one insisting on not being in the...
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My kids call him Helmet Head. It's cute, really. He's almost 10 months old and the helmet is a shade of sky that accurately represents a spirit just as serene. He wears it well, doesn't mind, forgives the awkward...
As moms, we share about many things that happen in our lives. We talk about sleepless nights and our absolute and complete exhaustion. We discuss diapers and their contents. We share about our relationships and how they have changed after...
Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a YouTube addict. My YouTube addiction started after my husband and I decided to cut the cord on our cable TV subscription. Because of this, we no longer have access to...
Here’s to a new year, a new decade, and a new beginning. Each year seems to go by faster and faster. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for daily tasks, nor enough days in the...

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