Weary, that’s how I’ve been feeling lately. Autumn is creeping in, it still looks like summer but the light casts a distinct autumn glow, slanty and golden and less determined than summer light. The mornings have been cold; we creep out of bed more slowly, comforters tucked up under our chins and reach instantly for […]

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On Being Imperfect

So many of my friends that I’ve long admired for their parenting– smart, successful, confident women– seem weighed down by the totally wrong-headed belief that they are bad mothers. Now that I’m a mom, I also battle these same feelings of guilt and doubt. I know I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, but I can’t […]

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Roots In My Smoothie?!

Roots In My Smoothie? Smoothies are a staple meal in my family’s daily bustle. With a husband in medical school, a step-daughter in elementary school, a newborn, and myself a midwife, we are all either on the go or only have one hand free. I also find smoothies are a sneaky way to get a […]

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Ideas to Beat the School Lunch/Snack Rut

{Disclaimer: BurlingtonVT Moms Blog has partnered with Healthy Living for this sponsored post as part of an ongoing relationship. While we received a form of compensation for this post, the opinions expressed are entirely the writer’s own!} My daughter is 4 and has been going to preschool three days a week for the last year. Our plan […]

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Hiding My Broken Soul

When I was around 14 years old, I started to have some anxiety before falling asleep. I would lie in bed with so many thoughts running through my head about everything from the chapters I was supposed to have read for English and what I was going to wear to school the next day to […]

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5 Plastic Kid Items I’m Happy to Ditch

Offering food to your baby (other than breast milk straight from the source) means the introduction of lots of food and drink related plastic baby/kid accessories: sippy cups, straw cups, net feeders, plastic bowls and plates, spoons and forks. All these items can be purchased at an ordinary grocery store or children’s department stores. As […]

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Post Pin-Up

When I first told my parents that my pin-up photos were about to go live, I swear I could hear my mom cringe on the other end of the phone. “They’re beautiful,” she said, in that tone that indicates there’s a “but” coming. Sure enough… “But, your father and I have concerns about you making […]

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