Content Warning: This story contains details related to anxiety after miscarriages. I am pregnant with my second child and am filled with doubt, fear, and anxiety. You might be asking yourself why, considering that it sounds like I’ve done this before....
When my son was born, I was eleven days past my due date. Those eleven days were amongst the longest days of my entire life. It felt like watching water boil, or viewing each individual sand of time run...
When I had my son a few years ago, I knew a little about what labor doulas do, but I hadn’t heard of a postpartum doula until I met Allison Hicks. Like most new moms, I went to my postpartum doctor...
Deciding to live a full, healthy life isn’t easy. For me, it took almost seven years. I love to eat and I’m lazy. But, I haven’t always been lazy. In the recent past, I’ve been on a path to heal...
When I became pregnant, it was after only a few months of trying. It was planned... and yet, it still caught me off-guard. Partially because my husband and I had done our best to avoid getting pregnant for 15...
Before having your first baby, breastfeeding is probably high on your trepidation checklist. Sure, it’s a magical act of bonding between you and your baby. But it can also be stressful, or painful, or both! In theory, placing your...
Before having my son, I had a lot of fears over the dreaded postpartum period. After listening to the Birth Hour podcast for months, and questioning any other mom who wanted to share her trials and tribulations with birth...
If you Google the phrase, “Sex after kids,” a quick scroll down the page reveals a list of articles and blog posts entitled, “Is there sex after kids?” “Sexless marriage,” “How to maintain your sex life after having children,”...
Having kids changes everything. It changes every aspect of your life and marriage, including sex. After my second child was born, it took me a long time to feel ready to be intimate again. I hate that there is...
You know the feeling: You’re 5 weeks, 6 days postpartum, and you’re heading into your OB in the morning for the all-clear appointment. Your husband can barely sleep; it’s like Christmas Eve for him. He just can’t wait to...
A question was posed to me about sex after kids. HA, I thought. What sex life? You see, my sexual side before having kids vs my sexual side of today are polar opposites. And by that, I mean that...
Since my experience of childbirth and motherhood was immediately followed by the twin whammies of separation and divorce, then endless months of not sleeping and new parent anxiety, I didn’t think about sex for two years after my daughter...
Nobody talks about the postpartum body. There is plenty of information about what to expect during pregnancy. Then all the information jumps ahead to what to expect from your infant. What about the moms? Moms are exhausted from caring for...
My second pregnancy was high risk but it took me more than a year to confront and internalize that rather basic fact. I acquired a tiny tube of off-brand toothpaste during a weeklong stay at the hospital when I...

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Vermont Mom’s Favorite Vermont Breweries

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there are kind of a lot of breweries in Vermont. And they’re good. Really good. World-class even....