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Are you interested in being a Guest Writer for Vermont Mom? We would love to hear your ideas. Please get in touch: jemima@vermontmoms(dot)com.

Body After Babies :: Honoring the Imperfect

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Camera shy?  More like camera phobic!  Thanks to digital photography I have been able to successfully avoid photos of myself through cropping or simply just deleting!  In the past ten years, I maybe have...

Body After Babies :: Mysteries of the Mom Bod Unveiled

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I’m a local doula and childbirth educator, and more importantly for this post, a MOTHER. As part of my Preparation for Birth series, I cover the immediate postpartum period to help prepare expectant women...

Balancing the Holidays & Fitness

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The holidays are filled with fun, good cheer and many, many treats. While we love the season and cherish the memories, this time of year can really present some challenges as we continue to...

10 Ways to Date Your Wife

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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...

Earthy Soul :: Sponsored Review

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I scheduled my first massage with Eileen at Earthy Soul when I was about 5 months pregnant.  Now my son Finn is 6 months old, and this past Saturday I was really looking forward...

Journey To Motherhood: The Road to Adoption

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My journey to motherhood started a little different than most. I always dreamed of being a mother, but I had a severe phobia of doctors, needles and childbirth. I had been married to my...

A Story of Adoption :: Gideon’s Story

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From the first days of our dating relationship my husband, Gabriel, and I talked about adopting. In fact, when we dreamed of our family, we pictured having one biological child and adopting the rest....

What Type Of Exercise is Best For You?

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What type of exercise is best for me? There’s a lot of information out there about what you should and shouldn’t do to get fit. We often hear comments like “I need more cardio” and “cardio...

Will

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On Sunday, November 3rd, my wife completed her third marathon—this one in New York City.  It was particularly resonant for her, and for me, because it is the city where we met and fell...

BRCA2 Positive

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BRCA2 positive.  It was something that I never had even heard of or thought had anything to do with me, until recently.  Little did I know, just one year ago, that cancer genetic research...

A Story of Loss:: The Life and Death of Baby Matthias

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A mother is impatiently counting down the days until her due date. Her belly protrudes to unbelievable proportions and vigorous kicking keeps her awake at night. Sometimes her husband can feel the kicking on...

A Fit Mom – You Are Worth It!

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We know, we’ve been there. (In fact, we are still there!)  We’re moms too and we know how hard it is to find time to exercise and take care of yourself.  But here’s what...

The Treehouse at Oakledge Park

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Oakledge Park, located at the end of Flynn Avenue in the South End of Burlington, has many wonderful features.  There are beaches, bike paths, walking paths, pavilions, playgrounds, picnic tables, and plenty of natural...

Homeschooling Hacks:: Homeschooling in Vermont

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Have you ever considered homeschooling? When it was time to send my oldest to kindergarten I was considering homeschooling but all the information and rules seemed completely overwhelming.  What I learned over time was...