The weather is really warming up, and our favorite events this weekend are the ones that get the family OUTSIDE! Saturday, June 13, 2015 Family Fishing Festival in Grand Isle  Join the VT Fish and Wildlife Department from 9 am to...
Sex. For me, it's always been such a four letter word. Sex is seemingly simple, but it can bring up VASTLY complicated issues. It's always been slightly more complicated for me since I have vulvodynia. Vulvodynia always sounded more like...
When I was a new mom, the thing I wanted more than anything else was a working set of opposable thumbs. I wanted to pick up my magical bundle of daughter without yelping in pain. I wanted to change...
I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped through the doors at VTCIT. I was greeted by a thick, plush carpet and many rows of shoes, with instructions to take mine off. After checking in at the front...
Have you ever heard of stress incontinence? Even if you aren’t familiar with the term “stress incontinence,” I’m sure that you are familiar with the symptoms. Do you know any moms who won’t jump on a trampoline for fear of...
Today it happened.  I saw the big brown van pull up in front of the house. I tried to play it cool.  I pretended to have business with the table in front of the window so I could see...
Both of my children have been to see our local oral surgeon. I was nervous when they were referred to the oral surgeon. The title makes him sound so much more intimidating than our dentist! My children were also anxious,...
I was 36 years old when I became pregnant with my first son, and the term Advanced Maternal Age had never entered my world before. Why would it? As a single woman, and then a married woman with no...
A letter to youth football parents from your coaches… Thank you for supporting your local youth football programs. For those parents that brought excited, respectful, and team-oriented kids to their practice fields and games, you’re the best. Seriously. The. BEST....
I’d like to think that you, gentle readers, follow along in reading all of my blog posts. If so, you’ll recall that in January I talked about finding “me” time. If not, I’ve so conveniently linked the blog post...
As a 5-year-old child, I had a terrible experience lasting several hours, during which I remember thinking that I should just let the people involved kill me, because the torture of letting them hurt me and of knowing that...
I can hear your groans from here. “UGH… Self-care, such a buzzword, who has time for that?” I spent many years groaning the same way when asked the question, “What are you doing for yourself,” after my daughter was born...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Phoenix Physical Therapy to bring you our latest series titled “50 Shades of Sleep”, about…you guessed it….sleep.  Like an elusive treasure, we find ourselves obsessing about sleep not only for ourselves but for our children as...
Postpartum anxiety was not a term that entered my universe during my first pregnancy. Of course, I had heard about Postpartum Depression - a condition that was, and still is (deservedly so) gaining a lot of attention.   But postpartum...

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