My five-year-old daughter has cried every night at bedtime for the past week. After some investigation, it turns out she has a case of the kindergarten blues. What are the kindergarten blues? They are a child’s fears and anxieties about...
Daycare was closed the week of April break so my son’s daycare provider could enjoy time with her own family. It was a win for her and a win for me; I would be able to spend at least...
I have been a writer for the BurlingtonVT Moms Blog team for nearly two years. Through participating in blog events, I’ve come to know a little bit about the moms on our team, and I have found some great new...
Yesterday, I received a “Number Neighbor” text. Do you know what a “Number Neighbor” is? Have you seen the memes? Before yesterday, I’d seen a mention of Number Neighbors on The Skimm, a Buzzfeed article, and a few memes on...
Before the pandemic struck, there were many situations I wish I had a manual for: how to navigate raising teenagers, how to stop my hair from thinning and neck skin from falling without becoming victim to overpriced lotions, and...
We finally did it. My husband and I ventured out of the house for dinner with our two toddlers for the first time in, well, I don’t remember how long, but it was a long time. We’re not a...
Gender roles are odd enough but add kids and suddenly there are a million new roles and expectations, and everyone does it all a different way. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, dual working parents, or even non-working parents, every...
From my experience doing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) outreach and teaching kids tinkering, I have found that tinkering is a great way to teach kids how to deal with failure and frustration. Tinkering in a failure-positive environment...
Taylor Swift just released a new album. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The Tortured Poets Department, or TTPD, is a testament to Taylor's immense talent and willingness to be open and vulnerable. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about...
Planning for a baby can definitely be overwhelming. When you start to look around and find all the must have items lists, it becomes even more so. I’m a big proponent of the idea that babies don’t really need...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day.  Each of us has a unique journey on how we got here…here being...
I have had an earworm for a few days now. It's Kahlil Gibran's poem "On Children" or rather the Sweet Honey in the Rock song version. Go on and listen for a bit. It's really good. I'll be right here waiting...
Ever since it was legal for me to work, I had a job and often times I had two. I always enjoyed working and have had so many jobs, I can't even count them all. When I started dairy...
We listen to music ALL day at home and over the years have heard the good, the bad and the just plain irritating when it comes to children's albums. There are a lot of fish in the sea of...

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