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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
I think back to the days when my husband and I first met - when I would stare at his face admiringly for hours and hours. I recall wanting to spend every waking second with him and just cuddling...

Star Gazing

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My husband is a little obsessed with stars. Stars of Betelgeuse and North fame, not Bullock and Clooney. I don’t think he knows very much about them, he just likes to look at them. Last year we vacationed at...

A New Take On Dating

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My birthday was last month.  My husband asked my Mom to take the boys for us and he took me across the border for a weekend away in Montreal.  He booked a hotel for one night and then said...
Before I became a parent, I heard on more than one occasion how difficult it was to maintain friendships once you have children.  You would watch in TV shows or hear from others that the last thing you feel...

Married to an MBA

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When my husband first applied for an MBA program, we had just moved to Seattle, were newly married and childless.  He was elated when he was accepted and they made sure to pursue him hard and lure him with...

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