Before I became a parent, I heard on more than one occasion how difficult it was to maintain friendships once you have children.  You would watch in TV shows or hear from others that the last thing you feel...
As a mom, I have plenty of body issues. Unfortunately, my husband often brings out my insecurities. Don't get me wrong. My husband is wonderfully supportive. He doesn't say or do anything that makes me worry about my body. Instead,...
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...
My little brother passed away about four years ago. Every time I think about our complicated relationship, I think about our strange family tree, and the concept of “the family you choose.” When I was in elementary school, my teacher...
Let's be real here: Valentine's Day isn't exactly topping anyone's favorite holiday list. The phrase "man-friendly Valentine's Day" may seem like an oxymoron. Some of you are probably thinking Valentine's Day isn't even a real holiday. Well, Halloween isn't...
Before having children, I could have slept through a tornado. After our two beautiful daughters arrived, the sound of his slippers hitting the floor as he crawled into bed jolted me awake like a fire alarm. None of this...

The Proposal

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Hello, lovely parents of the Internet! I am Gretchin, mom of a wild two-year-old, Ellie, and new contributor to BVT Moms Blog. I’m so happy to be here, to share my stories, and learn from other amazing Vermont moms! I’d...
I’m going to have to pass on your Girl’s Night; I’d rather hang out with my husband and kids. Sorry, not sorry. I feel so relieved to finally say it out loud. I know, it’s cool to complain about and...
My husband, T, and I have been together for over five years. We have a four year-old son, a house, a joint checking account, and he is my emergency contact and I am his. We have built a life...
It’s 7:50 p.m. My children are asleep, soundly. My husband pulls a wooden cigar box out of the credenza in our dining room, an excited gleam in his eye that I don’t often see. I ask for a moment...
For Valentine’s Day this year, my husband “gave” me a pair of warm, winter boots that I’d purchased for myself. In return, I gave him much needed winter mittens. At first glance, these might seem like bad Valentine’s gifts,...
So, have you heard about the Mormon moms on TikTok who got caught up in a swinging scandal? I swear this is not a setup for a joke. There is no punchline coming. Unfortunately.  Let me start by saying if...
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 don’t know what I’m doing. There. I said it… Are you happy, world??? This dad’s life is basically a series of hot messes that I’m desperately trying to contain with Kirkland brand disinfecting wipes. Shout out to Costco for...

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