I was 30 years old the first time I heard about PMDD, or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. I gave birth to my third child 10 months prior, and during my c-section, I had a tubal ligation done. No more birth control,...
Drum Roll! It's time to reveal the fabulous results of the Mother's Day Mommy Makeover provided by Indigo Salon and EarthySoul! Our winner, Moira, is full time working mom who lives in Colchester with her husband, Nick, and their two...
My fingers dance over the keyboard, hesitating to click “Submit” on my first post for Vermont Mom. I read it over for the 20th time, hoping to catch any inevitable errors prior to my editor’s review. Am I really...
In the last few years, makeup companies have actually made it a little easier for us to put a timeframe on how long we should keep a product. If you look very closely you will find a little jar...
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When I first moved to Vermont nine years ago, I decided that I wanted to start eating better. I slowly started cooking meals that required fresh ingredients, and not just something from a box or a can. After buying a...
As moms, we share about many things that happen in our lives. We talk about sleepless nights and our absolute and complete exhaustion. We discuss diapers and their contents. We share about our relationships and how they have changed after...
There is no question that suffering a miscarriage is devastating, heartbreaking, and all-consuming. Depending on how far along the pregnancy was, the physical recovery itself can be complicated. However, the emotional effects of such a loss can be overwhelming and...
One morning, earlier this summer, I was helping my almost two-year-old daughter, Tenley, get dressed and she kept pointing at me and saying “Hippo hippo.” Her brother, Bryson, my “three and three-quarters” year-old, and I looked at each other...
Most people think food allergies are only diagnosed in kids, but both children and adults can develop different food allergies. In fact, 10.4% of the US population is food allergic, which translates to upwards of 32 million people. One...
My daughter lined up her stuffies on the table at IHOP: a small plush leopard, a black panther, and a tiger. She then drew a line with a green crayon on a maze on the children’s paper menu. At...
After my son saw the local Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees in the town square last year, that was it, he insisted on joining the local troop. He asked how old he had to be to join the troop and...
It's that time of year again.... How many times have you done this - January rolls around, and after weeks of holiday parties, family time and celebrations, we find ourselves feeling fat and splodgy, annoyed at  ourselves and thinking that...
Before I had kids, I was cool. Ha - Made ya look! No, I was never cool. I was a chubby arty geek girl with a flair for the dramatic. I worked very hard for very little money and spent...
Let’s face it. Our children should come with warning labels. Beware: Kids are Dangerous. We’ve all suffered mom injuries, and I’m not even talking about the trauma of childbirth. Oh, no. I’m referring to the unforeseen mom injuries we...

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