Jemima Talbot

Jemima is the owner of Vermont Mom. She is a feminist, a dedicated and adventurous home cook, a cut-throat Scrabble player, a barre sculpt enthusiast, and a single mom. She loves live music, playing outside- especially in the water, trying new restaurants, and pretending to be a pioneer. She has a Master's degree in Public Health and a professional background in sexual health and STDs. She is passionate about social justice and supports anti-racism work in all forms. Her August 2010 firecracker daughter is her guide, inspiration, and task-master.
COVID info families need

COVID Info Families Need: Masks, Tests, and Where to Get Answers

In January 2020, we didn't anticipate that COVID-19 would be impacting us for years. Yet here we are, starting 2022 with several COVID vaccines, some potential treatments for COVID infection, and knowledge about how...

Our Top 15 Most Popular Posts of 2021

2021 is almost over, and let's take a moment to celebrate the passage of time. As always, it is our privilege to connect with all of you and to be a support, resource, and...
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Check Out the New, Free Xfinity Rewards Program and Watch Sing 2!

I have been waiting with bated breath for months and months for Sing 2 to be released. I am simply so excited about this movie! I tell people that my daughter wants to see it,...
The Vermont Mom Amazon Store

The Vermont Mom Amazon Store for all of Your Gifting Needs

Vermont Mom believes in shopping local. We ARE local, written and run by Vermont moms, and we want to keep our money in our state and support our local economy. We also know that...
The World's Best High Protein High Fiber Pancakes that Are Also Delicious

The World’s Best High Protein High Fiber Pancakes that Are Also Delicious

Don't you love it when food bloggers tempt you with delicious-sounding recipes for their version of the very best whatever it is? Except instead of giving you the list of ingredients and the recipe,...
I just Scheduled my First Covid Vaccine

I Am Fat and I Just Scheduled My First Covid Vaccine

I just scheduled my first Covid vaccine. And I feel some odd combination of gratitude, relief, guilt, and shame. I am eligible to sign up for the Covid vaccine because I am fat. I am “severely...
Vermont Mom's 15 Most Popular Posts from 2020

Vermont Mom’s 15 Most Popular Posts from 2020

2020 was quite a year, amirite? While many of us are eager to get this year of violence, unrest, and a new extra-dangerous version of an everyday coronavirus behind us, we aren't quite there yet....

Vermont Mom Reader Survey 2020: We Need You!

Hi, Vermont Mom readers! Welcome to the Vermont Mom Reader Survey 2020! We have a small favor to ask. We would like to learn more about you and what you need as a parent so that...

Preventive Health and First Aid in the Time of COVID-19

I keep thinking about how our society is going through these super rapid changes due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. I don't think this virus is going to be a flash-in-the-pan in...

Let’s Go on an Easter Egg Hunt, Vermont!

Vermont families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts and family dinners, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun this Easter! Luckily, with the help...

How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19 so They Won’t Worry

COVID-19 is a sickness that is caused by a new type of coronavirus that has received a ton of attention in the media recently. People often call this virus just "coronavirus," but the reality is...
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A Mother Reflects on Kobe Bryant’s Complex Legacy and Tragic Death

I am conflicted about Kobe Bryant's complex legacy and tragic death.   Bryant was a basketball legend and one of the greatest players of all time who tragically died on January 26, 2020. A legend,...

I’m not a Minimalist; I’m a Maximalist and I Want Pillows Everywhere

I am not on board with Marie Kondo, and minimalism is definitely not my thing. Don't even talk to me about a new way to fold.  I am a maximalist, and I want table lamps,...

Sex after Kids: Sex, Body Positivity, and the Single Mom

Since my experience of childbirth and motherhood was immediately followed by the twin whammies of separation and divorce, then endless months of not sleeping and new parent anxiety, I didn’t think about sex for...