For some reason, this week, I felt Netflix calling my name. I saw all of the memes and witty articles going around and I decided to watch, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” It was alright; though predictable...
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...
When I was growing up, I always thought I wanted something that all my friends had, that I felt I was missing out on; or so it seemed. As an only child, one of my wishes was to have a...
In every stage of our lives, we are offered advice. As teenagers, we are encouraged to choose a particular college because it was so-and-so’s alma mater. As pregnant women, we are advised what to eat, how to sleep, and...
When my husband and I brought our oldest son home from the hospital, I just wasn’t right. I didn't know at the time, but I was suffering from postpartum anxiety. People don’t talk about this enough, but I wish...

Single Mom, Dating

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I could write a novel about dating as a single mom. One day, I may. The real question is, would I file my novel under Science Fiction, or Horror? Animal Husbandry, perhaps? I have put off discussing dating time and time again because I didn't know...
"The BVTMB is getting real this week about a sometimes taboo, but important topic...S-E-X!  Our team is sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly...and maybe the humorous and kinky too... about sex after kids in hopes that some...

Married to an MBA

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When my husband first applied for an MBA program, we had just moved to Seattle, were newly married and childless.  He was elated when he was accepted and they made sure to pursue him hard and lure him with...
February, the month that embraces Valentine’s Day, seems like a good time to reflect on how we show love and what we recognize as love, including the proofs of love we value. As a culture, Americans seem prone to...
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...
"The BVTMB is getting real this week about a sometimes taboo, but important topic...S-E-X!  Our team is sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly...and maybe the humorous and kinky too... about sex after kids in hopes that some...
"Do you plan on having any more children, Maria?" my OBGYN asked me from behind her surgical mask. "I realize this may not be the best time to make this decision, but since I'm here and all..." she trailed...
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...
 Planning a wedding is what little girls dream of. As a type-A personality, planning her own wedding, I took things very seriously. I had an excel spreadsheet breaking down items, vendors, deposits, balances, and dates. Everything had to be just...

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2022 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the sometimes cold but always delightful Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay close to home or decide to take a tour of the...