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.

2018 Burlington VT Moms Blog Reader Survey

Every year, Burlington VT Moms Blog asks our readers to weigh in on how we can best serve you. This short reader survey will help us know our readers better, and to create posts...

Internet Safety Grant for Parent Teacher Associations Throughout the US

Is Internet safety the "Birds and the Bees" talk of today? How do you even begin to address social media safety, Internet precautions, and critical thinking about information that's published online with your kids?  Today,...

6th Annual Family Fun Day Recap

{All Family Fun Day photos were taken by our talented and illustrious blog photographer, Luann Baily. Luann is an exceptional local photographer who focuses on family and wedding photography.} We could not have been any luckier...

BVTMB Warmly Welcomes New Co-Owners, Kathleen and Jemima

While Kathleen and Jemima know it will be impossible to duplicate the dynamic work and community building done by Josilyn and Tasha, they are so excited to have the opportunity to work with our...

My Summer of Cult Classic Korean Face Masks

Something about having adult acne and wrinkles rubs me the wrong way. Not only is it profoundly unjust to be burdened with acne and wrinkles simultaneously, but the sprinkling of new freckles (age spots) on...

End the Insanity: Jemima’s Practical Guide to School Lunches

Friends- it's that time of year again! You know what I mean... It's back to school time! By this point, some parents have purchased new clothes, backpacks, water bottles, and lunch boxes for their kids. (Those of...
Look how sorry I am.

Sorry, I’m Not Sorry. Not Anymore

I’m done saying “sorry.” And here’s why. I say “sorry” all the time. I probably say “I’m sorry” to start 25 sentences each day. I am so very sorry multiple times a day, every single...
Pleated shorts.

Women United Against Shorts

There is not much more glorious than summer, am I right? I simply can't get enough of the long, warm, sunny days. With summer, however, we are all faced with the impending decision that...

Kefir Meets Cream of Asparagus Soup

Have you heard about kefir? Have you tried it? Want to learn how to make your own kefir? I have a really annoying quality, something equally irritating in myself and in others: when I try something...

My Best Friend

You know those women with one best friend? A friend like a sister, a forever partner in crime, and a soulmate. The sort of epic friendship that requires girls’ weekends and nights out. Giggling, crying,...

My Virtual Friends

There’s something tragic and comical about being an extroverted stay-at-home single mom. I spend most of my time with my 5 year-old daughter, and whole days can pass where I have almost no interactions with...

Single Mom Breaks Up with Online Dating

 After 4 and 1/2 years of sporadic online dating, punctuated by several lovely relationships, I shared my experiences with online dating as a single mom. Before the piece was published, however, I closed my...

Intentional Happiness: A Single Moms Spills the Truth

With the massive amount of accumulated wisdom and profound perspective of 41 years of life, I am trying to challenge some of my core assumptions, in order to increase peace and happiness in my...

Single Mom’s Guide to Divorce

Dedicated to my friend, as she faces divorce. Dear friend, There is no realization quite like the sinking certainty that your marriage can not continue. The instant when a hard-working, loyal, loving, and vibrant woman like...