My husband frequently jokes that I have, “old lady hobbies.” I used to roll my eyes at this comment, but in recent years, I’ve come to realize that not only does it not bother me, but I actually take...
Alternate title: Thank you "concern trolls." The. Comments. Section. Is it a new horror movie for the internet age? The new Wild Wild West? A lawless, dark place full of twisted characters and hate-filled toxic sludge? Sometimes, yes. Sometimes the spelling...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Phoenix Physical Therapy to bring you our latest series titled “50 Shades of Sleep”, about…you guessed it….sleep.  Like an elusive treasure, we find ourselves obsessing about sleep not only for ourselves but for...
My sweet son comes off the bus. I watch him walk down the steps smiling proudly at me and all I can think is, God he's perfect. How was I chosen to have this perfect child, this ideal example of...
Jekyll and Hyde. My child has been both and in the same minute. I swear to God, he can be laughing and acting as if I've just told him the best joke in the world and then in t-minus two...
I spent most of my pre-parenthood life striving to advance my education, and my career. I fantasized about power suits, comfortable heels, and escaping from cubicle hell into my own private office. I was in my early 30s before I...
When Robin and I found out we were pregnant with our first daughter, Nora, I could barely contain my excitement. We had been trying for around 6 months and had been anticipating the day for much longer. I had...
There was a point in my life where I remember thinking breastfeeding was weird. My mom did not breast feed and I was not exposed to it. As I got older and more educated, I opened up to breastfeeding. Once...
Trade them in for limes and make yourself a margarita.  That's right.  Who needs lemonade when there are far superior beverages out there? It's that time of year where we start worrying about the "S" word.  You start to feel...
I began compiling my mommy bucket list when I was pregnant with my first child six years ago. My idea was to have a list of experiences I’d like to have as a family before my wee ones became...

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It was a bad day.... It started waking up in my daughter's twin bed for the umpteenth time this week because she woke up multiple times in the night and it was easier to stay in her bed with her. Then...
When I found out I was pregnant with our third last summer we had more than a few people tell us that we should “get on” with potty training my then 2 year old.  “You don’t want 2 in...
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...
Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? I’ll have to look at my calendar to answer that. On the tails of Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse’s Appreciation Day, Administrative Professionals Week, and leading up to Father’s Day...

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