Most women yearn for long, luscious locks. On their heads, that is. No one wants shiny, healthy, long body hair. I have fought a battle against body hair ever since I hit fifth grade. Before that, I had hairy arms...
I’m just getting back from a girls’ night out with some friends, and I was reminded tonight like I am after most nights spent out, that friends are really what make the world go round! As moms, we spend...
It’s time to face the music, moms. None of us are flawless and this post is here to remind you that there’s no rule that says you have to be perfect. We’ve all had our fair share of mom...
If there is one quality I want my children to have, it is a sense of motivation. I want my kids to know the value of hard work and how it will help them reach their goals. But sometimes, I...
Has anyone ever said to you, “You should write a book, you’ve got great stories”? Yeah, yeah, that would be nice, but I don’t have the patience. Most of what I write is a few words, then done. Quick...
I Am a Motherless Mom

I Am a Motherless Mom

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I am a motherless mom. My mother was sick the entirety of the 8 years she was in my life. This led to frequent and often lengthy hospital stays until she passed away the summer before I started 3rd grade.  A...

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On Sunday, November 3rd, my wife completed her third marathon—this one in New York City.  It was particularly resonant for her, and for me, because it is the city where we met and fell in love.  8 years, ago...
  See my daughter's "before" hair picture?? Unfortunately, this is a daily occurrence at my house! We used to have some pretty epic hair battles that more than once left us both in tears. Because her hair is so curly,...
My second child is now 8 weeks old, and while I have all the newborn essentials down, I've discovered some newborn "nice to haves" as well! Some frivolous and some super handy, these items are making my life just a...
When I got divorced, learning how to talk about it with my son did not come easily.  When I first told my 10-year-old son about becoming a contributing writer for BVTMB, he immediately told me “Mom! You should write about...
School was out approximately 30 seconds this year when my youngest daughter announced to me, “I’m bored!” I had a moment of pure panic, “Are you kidding?! We’re not gonna make it to September!” But then, I breathed a...
You may already know this (I mention it quite often), but my family and I relocated to Vermont last year. We’ve been here a full year; 12 months, 365 days. It somehow feels like less and more at the...
I recently took a social media hiatus from all of my accounts. Goodbye Facebook. Goodbye Instagram. Goodbye Pinterest.  The break wasn’t completely intentional, and the reason for it wasn’t entirely in my hands. I didn’t have a set timeline for...
Striking the delicate balance of producing adequate milk supply for a newborn baby can be like walking a tightrope for some women. Traditional Chinese medicine looks at the balance of yin and yang, heat and cold, qi (energy) and...

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2022 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the sometimes cold but always delightful Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay close to home or decide to take a tour of the...