If I read one more article demanding I make time for self-care, I will burn the Internet to the ground. I mean it. This isn't like the time I threatened to use all the women's magazines in the drugstore to...
From the exciting moments of being so proud that your heart might explode to feeling like a failure, being a mom can go from the highest highs to the lowest lows on any given day.  If we're lucky, we...
I can remember the day my mom turned 40. I distinctly remember thinking that I never wanted to get that old. When I turned 20, I could not believe how close 30 seemed. Age, to me, has always been...
Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of public education. I love the diversity, teachers, social aspects, learning, and the routine my kids experience when at school. I have some friends who give their public school children...
A new school year is upon us. It actually descended sometime in late July, heralded by fliers and advertisements shouting at every turn, from running to the drug store for toothpaste to shopping online for shoes to wear to a...
I just finished reading, “What Alice Forgot,” by Liane Moriarty, where the main character hits her head at the gym and wakes up to find that ten years of her memory have disappeared. Her last recollection is being pregnant...
There are few things in this world that make my blood boil quite like being called a “Pinterest Mom.” I actually don’t mind being associated with Pinterest, but I do mind the implied tone that comes with the “Pinterest Mom”...
Disclaimer: This is absolutely, like 100%, not - at all - in any way, shape, or form, medical advice. In fact, it couldn’t be any further from medical advice. It is the opposite of medical advice. It is anti-medical...
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...

Introducing…..

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Guess what readers...we have 4 new writers starting this month!  As if you didn't have enough witty commentary and sentimentality with our current cast of contributors, we're bringing you some fresh voices from Burlington.  They are wives, mothers, coffee...
When Maggie and Jessi met 18 years ago, in 1993, at high school freshman orientation they never knew the path their friendship would take. A friendship that has stood the test of time and has given a whole new...

The First Hurt

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I see him sitting under the playground structure. Let's go, buddy. He looks at me and doesn't move at first. Then, as if realizing he isn't imprisoned, bolts to me and I can see that he was just waiting...
"Mom, I have an engineering problem." Nell yelled to me while I was cooking supper one night and it was a statement that warmed my heart. “Yes,” I thought, “she’s really interested in the STEM fields! All those science toys...
Last fall, my oldest child started kindergarten. He had so many questions and I had very few answers. Things have changed drastically since the day in 1989 when I started kindergarten. The biggest difference is that I attended half-time...

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