Tag: mothering

Pre-Tween and The Mother’s Curse

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I miss the years where my two year old would throw herself on the ground and throw the most epic fits to try to...

Taming the Tiger Mom

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I keep making the same parenting mistake over and over I need desperately need to learn to stop. I need to teach myself to quit...

Ditch the Nursing Cover While Breastfeeding!

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Ladies, can we all just agree on something? It’s time to ditch the nursing cover! You know the ones I’m talking about; they look like...

The Night Before the Very First Day of School

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After you fell asleep tonight, I peaked into your room. You lay with your arms spread wide across your bed, your body impossibly long...

Please Stop Body-Shaming My Baby Girl

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My baby girl is barely four months old, but she's already the size of a six month old. She weighs about eighteen pounds. At her last...

When You Told My Kids to Be Quiet

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You called to me from your side of the fence that borders our backyards. Although at the time my family had lived in our house for...

Math For Moms

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I never thought that I wanted to be a  stay at home mom. In fact, I never even wanted to be a mom in...

Stop Telling My Daughters I’m Bad at Math

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The Kidlet, age six, was showing off her subtraction skills to a crowd of admiring family and friends. “Wow, you know your stuff! Soon...

Taking Care of Mama

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Can I help? My 3 year old asks as she drags the mop (2 feet taller than her) across the floor, drowning the tile...

Oh Boy

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I have five children. The oldest four are girls. And we just adopted a little fur-baby (puppy), yesterday, he’s a boy too. Is a large...

When I Lay Me Down To Sleep

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 "In vain you rise early and stay up late..." (Prov. 127:2) How many hours of sleep do you get? How many do you dream of...

This is my motherhood

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I cut up chicken nuggets and squeeze ketchup onto plates and fill sippy cups with juice and politely pry my 3 year old’s hands...

How I Became a Mother: Still a work in progress.

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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...

Breathe in / Breathe Out

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So I've started doing this crazy thing. When life gets overwhelming and I feel like I want to cry, or run away, or turn...