Say there is this person, newly arrived to the world, very short and ready to soak up information like a glass of grape juice overturned on a white comforter (that is, fast).  This person's first encounter with a spatula...

Family Fridays

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I am willing to guess that even the most organized of families still feel some of the chaos of the holiday season within the walls of their home.  I have not figured out the secret to avoiding holiday stress...
All aboard!!! This weekend was the amazing Polar Express event by the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation. This is an event I've been looking forward to for months and months and MONTHS! What's a mom to do with an event as exciting...
                  It’s the first week of December, the tree is up, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and our menorahs are ready to be set ablaze in less than a week (yeah we celebrate both Christmas and...

Why I Over-Share

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If you follow me on social media, you have witnessed my deepest, darkest problem.  I like to over-share. It's true. I tell all. Even if you don't want to hear it? I tell it. I was thinking about this recently when my...
The holiday season has arrived.  The first snowfall always brings excitement.  There really is something magical about snowfall in the holiday season.  I have been listening to my friends, co-workers and even my patients discuss all the things that...
Ahh the holidays…the food, the decorations, the family…the travel. Any of you ever travel with kiddos in tow? It’s Monday morning and most of you are either a.) back at work and sitting in front of your computer  “easing”...
I am so late in writing this blog. I am late in contacting the amazing mamas who run the blog with my e-mail of excuses as to why I didn't have it submitted in time. There are compost bucket...
"You're 6 centimeters dilated! Just a little bit longer. Keep up the good work!" says the doctors and nurses while you're in labor. Sure! Keep up the good work! No problem... Just accept the pain you're in and remember that it will...
  Are YOU the next BVTMB Contributor? Do you want to write for Burlington VT Moms Blog? We will be adding to our group of regular contributors beginning in January and we’re looking for fresh, local voices to join our team!   This...

Ye Gentle Vermonter

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This post is dedicated to the bearded well dressed man I saw walking up Main Street with two handfuls of litter.  I'm thinking UVM professor on his way home from class, scholarly looking fellow, cheerfully handling other people's garbage...

Random Thoughts Happen

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Wow, has the last few months flown by or what?!  My husband and I spent a week in Maine at the end of October.  While it is a little cold for the beach, I went anyway.  Hurricane Sandy came...
Hey y'all! It's been 8 days since I went dairy-free, and I must say...it's working. I'm so excited that changing my diet has helped with the spit-up and reflux of my two month old bundle o' joy! But let's...

The Comparison Game

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We all do it. As women and as mothers it seems we are constantly comparing ourselves and our lives against one another. Comparing ourselves as moms, our children, our marriages, our jobs, our looks, our houses, and the list...

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