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...
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...
On the morning of December 14, 2012, in Newtown, CT, an armed individual who will not be named because he deserves no fame or notoriety entered Sandy Hook Elementary School. In one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history...
Like a growing number of Vermonters, my husband and I decided to wait to have a baby. I was nearing my mid-thirties when we decided to start trying - that magical period of time where one day, you wake...
The NICU, which stands for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit isn’t discussed in What To Expect When You're Expecting, or The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy. Trust me, I’ve read them. It isn’t discussed at baby showers or Lamaze classes....
Despite being over 4000 miles away from any supportive family or friends, I told myself, when having my first baby – I’ve got this made – I’m a nurse and a midwife. I know what to do.  But as...
Like many first time mothers, I took a childbirth class when I was pregnant with my oldest. It was useful and terrifying at the same time. I absorbed so much information that my head started spinning. The instructor talked...
After suffering the loss of our son due to a miscarriage at about 20 weeks, it became very important to my husband and me to do something tangible to honor the memory of our child. I didn’t want to pretend...
When you’re pregnant, the sound of a Doppler not picking up a heartbeat is deafening. That quiet when you’re waiting for the reassuring, rhythmic beating is enough to send chills down your spine and fear into your heart. It’s an...
We had a fantastic time celebrating new and expecting moms at our 3rd Annual Bloom Event held at the Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa a couple of weeks ago! Presenting Sponsors This event would absolutely not have been possible without the support of Sweet...
We are thrilled to announce that tickets to our 3rd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms are now on sale! *UPDATE: TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT* Who:: This event if for any mom who is currently pregnant, trying to...

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2021 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the always delightful, sometimes kind of cold Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay in your town or decide to take a tour of...