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Night Out With the Lake Monsters

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At the end of last school year, my six-year-old daughter Ruby won some sort of award for being awesome and the prize included tickets to a Vermont Lake Monsters baseball game.  Not only did...

Testosterone Tales:: (in)effective arguing

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I possess expert-type knowledge in several arenas: Star Wars trivia, college football stats of the past two decades, random census statistics, and creative arguments. You may notice none of these lead to an optimal...

The Weight of Daddy

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Son Student Graduate Employee Director Husband Pastor Daddy Each title links to different aspects of my identity through the journey of my life.  None, though, seems to carry the weight of Daddy.  “When I get bigger I’m going to be a daddy...

Moms Who Inspire: Ringing in the New Year with a New Career

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If someone had told me even just a year ago that I'd be working at a senior living facility that specializes in Alzheimer's and dementia, I would never have believed them. In fact, if...

Foster Care Month: Kindra’s story…

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My husband, Mike and I got married when we were 21 and still in college. We loved to dream about the future and where we might end up. We considered Turkey, Africa, even a...

Older.

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Do you have a favorite age in children? One that you are particularly fond of? When I lived in Arizona and was starting my life life as a mother, I met a friend. We were...

Why ICAN and Why I Know You Can, Too

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April is host to numerous important awareness campaigns- autism, cancer control, child abuse prevention, and frogs to name a few.  It is also National Cesarean Awareness month.  The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) is a...

Autism Awareness:: Will’s Story

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  This is what autism looks like in our house:  A few weeks ago, we ordered a new lunchbox for my son, Will, for the start of his new EEE preschool program. I found a...

New Mother, New Business- New Balance

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When I decided to start Aristelle, an upscale bra-fitting and lingerie store in Burlington, VT, it was not without some trepidation.  First there were the stereotype perceptions, if not warnings, of ‘retail’: long hours,...

Autism Awareness:: Zach’s Story

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Our days start early. My husband, David, wakes up at 5:30 am and gets ready for work. Our 14-year old son, Zach, used to get out of bed at the same time but now...

Parents Craft: ABC Book

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Who doesn't love a good craft project?? Today I'm going to share about how to create a special personalized ABC book for any young child. These books are a wonderful way to create a...

Crafty.

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Hello Vermont Folks!! Is everyone hanging on??  Are we ready for spring? I was a little frustrated with the snow out my window this week, as I am sure you all were too. But I know...

Autism Awareness:: Jonathan’s Story

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I knew there was something different about Jonathan from the day he was born. My husband told me not to worry, that no two kids are the same, don’t compare him to our daughter. He...

The Daddy Diaries:: A Day Off Through the Eyes of a Dad

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For this "daddy diaries" post, I thought I would share about how I spend my day off. For some background, I've been married for 13 years to Katie and we have three daughters-- Nadine (8),...