Has anyone ever said to you, “You should write a book, you’ve got great stories”? Yeah, yeah, that would be nice, but I don’t have the patience. Most of what I write is a few words, then done. Quick...
COVID-19… did this one ever turn the world on its butt!  What were the other big events during this mother's lifetime, you ask? If you were alive then, you remember everything about President Kennedy being shot. I was 10. I recall...
My son's tenth birthday was in April of 2020, right in the midst of all the Stay Home, Stay Safe regulations due to coronavirus. At first, I felt really disappointed that my son would be stuck celebrating a quarantine birthday....
Except for two standard-length maternity leaves, I have worked outside the home throughout my motherhood tenure. In the wake of school closures in mid-March and the ensuing “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, my kids and I, like most parents...
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...
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...
I'm sick of people posting on social media about how we should all be productive and get so much stuff done while we're all stuck at home due to coronavirus. I just can't be productive right now. It's too much...
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...
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...
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...
Vermont families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts and family dinners, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun this Easter! Luckily, with the help from our local communities, we...

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Calm: How I Feel Knowing Vermont Schools will Be Closed for...

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I’m currently experiencing every emotion under the sun. Even so, I feel calm that Vermont schools will be closed for in-person learning. I’m guessing you...