You really level up as a parent when you hit the drop off playdate stage.  My kids are five and seven and we are just entering that golden domain. A few hours alone in my house that ends with picking...
One of the BEST things I did for myself last year was taking a social media hiatus. For me, the pull of social media is strong. I blame this primarily on being a stay-at-home momma. My main source of interaction comes...
Andrea explains why she thinks she is the best parent in the world.
After working with hundreds of new parents in my private chiropractic practice, I’ve seen how being a parent can be really hard on our backs. And now that I have three little kids myself, I understand this more than...
A few years back, we had a follower who was upset with something we posted on Facebook. LOL! Who am I kidding? People get upset with us all the time! This one, however, you may have seen. We shared side-by-side...
Hey new mom, go ahead and make your excuses. Welcome to this crazy, chaotic, beautiful club. Whether your baby or babies are healthy, recovering, or enduring an insane challenge no one should ever endure - we’re here. Go ahead,...
Cancel culture divides us and inhibits us from engaging in hard but necessary conversations. Differences in values, opinions, and worldviews serve as strengths we bring to discussions. Cancel culture meets deviations from popular opinion with harsh and immediate public...
Every Thursday, following our Pilates class, my friend and I get breakfast and talk about everything from mothering to politics, gardening, travel, and favorite brands of underwear. As one does. Today’s topic of conversation was love. Not just love...
Being a middle-aged woman is the best! Besides the fact that you can literally hurt your back sleeping wrong, you now get to ask yourself the fun question: is it menopause or am I pregnant?  I recently found myself anxiety-eating...
Jennifer Bransford, Founder of Count on Mothers, sat down with Jemima Talbot, Vermont Moms’ Owner and CEO, to discuss the recent launch of her new business aimed at amplifying moms’ voices where they count most - in legislative policy-making. Count...

Top Posts of 2023

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What a year 2023 was. As always, it is our privilege to be a support, resource, and voice for Vermont moms and families. To be clear: we don’t claim to be experts. We just enjoy sharing our successes, failures, hot...
Are you traumatized by current events? Feel like you and everyone else are wrapped up in it, and yet you cannot find footing? Did you just trip on your rotting jack-o-lantern on the way down your front steps to get the latest 25lbs of gift catalogs in the mail? Don’t get overwhelmed. I’ll help you get through these 2 months of Christmas preparations with advice from someone who has never celebrated Christmas.
Are you a parent with something to say? Want to share your expertise, passions, and thoughts with a wide audience? Take a chance and apply to become a Vermont Moms Contributing Writer today! Applications are due by 11/21. Being...
When I brought home my newborn son, I thought he was as perfect and as healthy as he appeared. Unfortunately, this wasn’t exactly true. When my son was only a few months old, I noticed he snored. Loudly, and...

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Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
A featured image for a blog post about hating fall.

Why I HATE Fall… Y’all