Hi, Vermont Mom readers! Welcome to the Vermont Mom Reader Survey 2020! We have a small favor to ask. We would like to learn more about you and what you need as a parent so that we can bring you the...
I can remember being a child and thinking that choosing adoption was the most altruistic thing that anyone could do. That is, anyone but me.  You see, I didn’t set out to begin motherhood by choosing adoption. In fact, I...
Okay Meredith, even though you suck at socializing, let's give it a go. Oh God, they’re talking about wine… I don’t know anything about wine. Shoot. Okay, just nod your head and wait for the next topic to come...
My grandma was one of my favorite people as a child. I miss spending time with my grandma. She is currently in hospice care in Ohio and I live in Vermont. Due to coronavirus concerns, I have decided not to...
I was born in 1954. People had telephones attached to a wall, you paid extra for long-distance and you paid more per minute for your calls. When I was very small, it was fancy if you had a private...
Caffeine is not just in coffee. Today we find caffeine in energy drinks, candy bars, tea, and soda. The natural boost from caffeine releases dopamine in our brains, which adults with ADHD swear helps them stay focused. But is...
As a family of four in Vermont with a newly adopted habit of binge-watching fantasy tv shows, it would be easy enough for us to look the other direction when anything “political” comes up. But the truth is that...
We don’t talk politics in our household. I understand that it is an election year, and talking openly about issues is important. But hear me out. My husband and I have been married for 10 years, and together for 13 years....
I think we can agree that our new coronavirus-inspired lifestyle has been less than fun and has likely been filled with many ups and downs. Today, I want to lighten the mood and share some pandemic confessions from a...
Many people have a love/hate relationship with their appearance. Mine really began when I was around eighteen years old. In 2001, I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life, aside from taking that hip hop class a...
So here we go, another parenting milestone. Teaching our children to ride bikes. I’m excited for there to be a four capacity bike rack on the back of our car. I can’t wait for all of the adventures we’ll...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an amazing woman, an icon, and a role model for boys and girls everywhere. She is most well known as a justice of the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought hard to assure that women receive...
Disorganized was simply not in my vocabulary. I never imagined I could ever be a disorganized mess. I’m not saying I didn’t have piles, but they were organized piles. I was never disorganized to the point that I didn’t know...
I've had a few realizations that helped me get along better with my teens during COVID-19. When the world came to a pause in March, it didn’t seem like a big deal. At first. As the news started to unfold,...

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