A bathing suit is my worst enemy. They have always been for me. When I was younger, I was very underdeveloped compared to my friends so I was embarrassed to wear a bathing suit. Today, I love that I’m still...
Up until now, I’ve never owned a dog.  When we got married, my husband and I talked about adopting a dog, but it was never the right time. First, we lived in a tiny condo with no yard. Then, we...
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...
A few months ago, I felt like I had my first real adult doctor’s appointment. I’m currently 37 years old. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had doctor’s appointments my whole life, but this was the first one where...
Holy crap guys, what is going on?!? I don’t know about you, but I haven't left my house other than for walks around my neighborhood since March 16. Life is weird, I am weird (and smelly and crying often...
The first week of May is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week across the country. Pandemic or not, I feel we need to take the time to thank our children’s teachers despite all of the current distractions.  Recognizing teachers this week...
As a mom of 3 kids, I always try to stay ahead of potential problems. With my educational and career background as an automotive technician, I am skilled in vehicle maintenance.  While we are all faced with many fears and...
Everything is making me cranky today. My husband. My children. The stranger at the grocery store who stood too close to me. My colleagues and students thousands of miles away. The dust on my table. The dried-out skin of my...
As a 5-year-old child, I had a terrible experience lasting several hours, during which I remember thinking that I should just let the people involved kill me, because the torture of letting them hurt me and of knowing that...
Sitting and drinking my morning coffee is the first step in my daily routine for staying sane during one of the craziest times I could have imagined. I’d like to share with you how I am staying sane and...
Your immune system is your body's security system and sometimes needs an immune boost. The immune system deters foreign invaders like bacteria, parasites, and other microbes that cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from common conditions such as...
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,...

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