Brianna Yarnell

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Brianna and her husband are born and raised Vermonters. They currently reside in Essex, mere miles from the home Brianna grew up in. Brianna is a mother to 3 children who are 8 years apart in age. She obtained a trade degree in Automotive Technology and worked in the industry for many years before becoming a stay at home mom. Sports are a big part of her life, mainly hockey and soccer. She is the Essex Youth Hockey Association Girls Director. And whether she’s playing, coaching, or cheering on her family, Brianna loves to be involved in sports.

One Mom’s Tips for Navigating Healthcare

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The United States isn't known for having efficient, well-run, and timely healthcare. In fact, anyone who has needed healthcare knows quite the opposite can be true. Vermont, in particular, has extremely limited options for...
My Life with PMDD: What I Wish People Knew about this Deadly Disorder 

My Life with PMDD: What I Wish People Knew about this Deadly Disorder 

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I was 30 years old the first time I heard about PMDD, or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. I gave birth to my third child 10 months prior, and during my c-section, I had a tubal ligation...

Paxlovid: The Miracle Medicine That Helped Me Beat Covid

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Please note: Brianna's experience and the medical care she received are not medical guidelines and are intended for informational and anecdotal purposes only. Please speak with your medical care provider if you are not...
parenting with ADHD

5 Ways ADHD Makes Me a “Bad” Mom and how I’ve Made Parenting with...

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My personal struggles with ADHD came to the forefront when I became a stay-at-home mom before my 2nd child was born. There are five ways ADHD makes me a "bad" mom, but through reflection...
Supporting Your Suicidal Child: the Most Important Thing You Can Do

Supporting Your Suicidal Child: the Most Important Thing You Can Do

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No parent wants to believe that their child will attempt suicide. No parent wants to consider how they will respond in the event of a suicide attempt by their child, be it “successful” or “unsuccessful”....
Four Creative Mask Hacks for People with Hearing Loss

Four Creative Mask Hacks for People with Hearing Loss

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My hearing loss was at the forefront of my mind when I was suddenly thrust into this pandemic. How would I navigate the world without lip reading? How would I communicate through an additional...
My Husband's Love Doesn't Look like the Love I Envisioned

My Husband’s Love Doesn’t Look like the Love I Envisioned

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9 years ago, I was a single mom of a toddler, and I had just escaped an abusive relationship. I knew I wanted a better life for my son and me. I thought I...
My Son's Pet Snake, and How I Learned to Love a Reptile

My Son’s Pet Snake, and How I Learned to Love a Reptile

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One dreary quarantine day, my 9-year-old son, Easton, randomly asked if he could get a pet snake. I doubled over in a fit of laughter. He had to be joking, right? Wrong. He was serious....
Dear Dad: A Mom's Father's Day Letter to her Single Dad

Dear Dad: A Mom’s Father’s Day Letter to Her Single Dad

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Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day. I know this past year has looked different for us. Our hearts are heavy with the burdens of life during a pandemic, and we are both navigating different seasons of change....

How I Became a Soccer (Playing) Mom

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If you had asked me a few years ago if I would go someplace I’ve never been, to do an activity I’ve never done before, with a group of people I had never met,...
Vehicle Maintenance when Your Car Isn’t Being Used

Vehicle Maintenance when Your Car Isn’t Being Used

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As a mom of 3 kids, I always try to stay ahead of potential problems. With my educational and career background as an automotive technician, I am skilled in vehicle maintenance.  While we are all...
car packed with luggage for a family road trip

Family Road Trip Tips from a Mobile Mom with Three Kids

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Recently, I traveled 1500 miles round trip with my husband and 3 children to attend a family wedding. Now, I’m no travel pro but I did learn a few things about road tripping as...

Donating Breast Milk: Nourishing My Children and Others

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I never planned on donating breast milk. Milk sharing wasn’t even something I knew about until I stumbled across it on a mom page on Facebook. Now, years into pumping, almost solely for donation, I...