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,...
Mom fail. A term that has been coined to describe a moment or event where a mom is incredibly aware of her short comings. I think us moms use this terms as a way to sort of laugh at...

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Hello BurlingtonVT Moms Blog readers!  We're wondering if we could trouble you for a favor? The City Moms Blog Network blogs are conducting a reader survey.  We want to know what YOU think of the work we do here. Would you...
When my now six year old was a mere 18 months old, she discovered a pair of red leather Venezualan leather Mary Janes in a bag of hand-me-downs. And like that, she was smitten. She wore them all over town, to...
As soon as I became a parent, I feel like I started getting the question "so what developments is she doing now?" And don't get me wrong, I love to share about how exciting it is that she realized she...
There’s something tragic and comical about being an extroverted stay-at-home single mom. I spend most of my time with my 5 year-old daughter, and whole days can pass where I have almost no interactions with adults. On a good day,...
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...
Nudity is such a controversial topic. However, every parent must teach their children about nudity, even though it can be quite uncomfortable to talk about. My children, ages five and seven, are very comfortable with their bodies. They keep their...
Choosing a daycare can be a daunting task. There are many home daycares and daycare centers out there, but space is so limited that we, as parents, often have to make choices about where to send our kids months in...
Do you feel like since you became a mom, your to-do list continues to grow longer, but the number of hours in the day becomes fewer every day? A quick search on Google or Pinterest will turn up hundreds...
Last fall, as part of my commitment to a year of self-care, I spent a weekend at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts. I attended a women’s retreat on transformational movement, dance, and ritual. It was a...
Congratulations! You made it through the first month of the year! I’m hoping you have gotten through as unscathed by illness as my family thankfully has (knock on the biggest piece of wood).  If you or your family has been...
So here we go, another parenting milestone. Teaching our children to ride bikes. I’m excited for there to be a four capacity bike rack on the back of our car. I can’t wait for all of the adventures we’ll...
If you’ve ever seen a Hasidic Jewish person on TV shows, movies, or in popular documentaries, then take that portrayal and throw it away. I’m a Hasidic Jewish woman living and working in Vermont. Some may say I’m ultra-orthodox, but...

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