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.

What My “Defining Experience” Didn’t Teach Me

I look back at myself, age 35, married and pregnant, with a mixture of humor, compassion, and unabridged mocking. I was so arrogant, and naive. I was someone who had never had much interest...
mommy with newborn daughter

My life as a single mom

I spent most of my pre-parenthood life striving to advance my education, and my career. I fantasized about power suits, comfortable heels, and escaping from cubicle hell into my own private office. I was in...