When I was pregnant with our son, I was sick from week six until delivery, nauseous all the time and losing my lunch on the daily. I remember my doctor saying, “Oh, you’ll feel better at 12 weeks,” then,...
We are thrilled to announce that tickets to our 3rd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms are now on sale! *UPDATE: TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT* Who:: This event if for any mom who is currently pregnant, trying to...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine to bring you our latest series titled “Lullaby Wishes: raising infertility awareness.” 1 in 8 couples suffer from infertility and yet the subject is often not openly discussed and seems to carry a stigma....
When I became pregnant, it was after only a few months of trying. It was planned... and yet, it still caught me off-guard. Partially because my husband and I had done our best to avoid getting pregnant for 15...
Some women plan their births like a wedding, imaging the beautiful, spiritual experience years before conception. Like any experience with high expectations, we may be setting ourselves up for disappointment. When a woman does not have her birth go according...
October is pregnancy loss awareness month. A few weeks ago, one of our brave writers pointed out that women today don't talk about miscarriage enough. She spoke of the shame and embarrassment many women feel, even though miscarriage is...
Please talk to your medical provider before beginning any exercise program. First of all, congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!!! I’m so happy you are considering exercising after having a baby, but really...don’t rush! Not because I’m trying to be...
The first time I heard of the "4th trimester" I kind of shrugged it off, thinking it was just one mom being dramatic. Thankfully I heard the phrase kicked around a few more times so I did some research....
In the wake of Cheryl Hanna’s death, the beloved Vermont Law School professor who recently took her life due to her private struggle with depression, I began to reflect on my own experience with the disease. The only time I...
Recommendations provided here are not intended to replace conversations with your own medical care provider. You want to get pregnant. You have all the necessary male and female reproductive parts needed to support a pregnancy. But you still aren't getting...
We had a fantastic time celebrating new and expecting moms at our 3rd Annual Bloom Event held at the Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa a couple of weeks ago! Presenting Sponsors This event would absolutely not have been possible without the support of Sweet...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine to bring you our latest series titled “Lullaby Wishes: raising infertility awareness.” 1 in 8 couples suffer from infertility and yet the subject is often not openly discussed and seems to carry a stigma....
Deciding to live a full, healthy life isn’t easy. For me, it took almost seven years. I love to eat and I’m lazy. But, I haven’t always been lazy. In the recent past, I’ve been on a path to heal...
The road to motherhood is not the same for every woman. Some experience smooth roads with no bumps or hiccups, while others of us struggle along our pothole filled road wondering if we will ever make it to the end....

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Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all