To quote the great William Shakespeare: “What is in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” So yeah, I changed my name two weeks ago.  Not to worry, I’m still Heather...
What’s really funny about my inspiration to write this post is my lack of ability to accomplish the task.  Let me explain:  You see, I kinda didn’t really make it on time to my first date I asked my...

The Proposal

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Hello, lovely parents of the Internet! I am Gretchin, mom of a wild two-year-old, Ellie, and new contributor to BVT Moms Blog. I’m so happy to be here, to share my stories, and learn from other amazing Vermont moms! I’d...
8 years ago today I walked down the aisle in the middle of a beautiful pecan grove…in Phoenix where you can walk down the aisle outside in March…towards my best friend.  The day was perfect, as any bride would...
Recently a former colleague of mine (and friend) emailed me out of the blue to tell me she was pregnant with her third child and was leaving her job to become a stay-at-home mom. She was emailing me, out...
Yes, this may turn out to be one of those mushy blog posts - but I think I am due for one. Most of the time my husband is Clark Kent - he blends in well with others and...

Paternity Leave

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I’m not a big sports fan.  I watch the Olympics, but not with any regularity.  I tune into the World Series, maybe every other year.  And the only reason I know that the World Cup is held every 4...
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...
There once was a girl who loved to be alone…and silence.  She loved to have deep conversations with a small circle of friends and discuss the deep things of life.  She liked reading books while sitting in window seats,...
My husband Karl tells me that the first time his parents left him for a weekend away he stayed with his grandparents. He had such a great time that, according to his mother, when she met him at the...
We had so much fun at our Date Night event at BEVO! We loved mixing things up a bit and letting the dads in on our events :) First, thank you to BEVO for hosting the event and providing all...
Reserve your master bedroom for you and your significant other. All too often, other uses enter your bedroom (office space, electronics, kids’ toys, etc.) and add clutter to a space that should be peaceful and romantic.  We need to be reminded that our...
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Married…with Children

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As my 16th wedding anniversary approaches, I am reflecting on where I've been in my relationship with my husband and where I hope our marriage takes us from here. So much has changed from those first few, dare I say-blissful?,...
"Dear House,  I call truce. Seriously, I do. I can't totally surrender, and I can't keep going like this, so we need to make a deal. I'll keep you functional, but I get to stop obsessing about maintaining you at the...

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The Ultimate Guide to Vermont Fall Fun: What You Don’t Want...

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