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Summer Reading

It’s almost summer, and you may be thinking of things like vacation, gardening, flip flops, or increased burglaries… or summer reading?  You have probably dusted off your window fans (if you live in Vermont), or turned down your central air conditioning to below 70 if you are below the Mason Dixon line. But not me. […]

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Better Than Best

Sometimes I can’t turn it off. The hum in my head keeps swift tempo with an ever changing list of do’s and don’ts, subtly morphing philosophies, absolutes, critical warnings, and mothers who are jealous for the long gaze–the one that notices gold flecks in brown eyes. I try to be the best me, the best […]

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The First Hurt

I see him sitting under the playground structure. Let’s go, buddy. He looks at me and doesn’t move at first. Then, as if realizing he isn’t imprisoned, bolts to me and I can see that he was just waiting for someone with a set of keys to come release him. I’ve looked for it before. […]

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Getting on the Roller Coaster: My Ride with Infertility

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. Through this series we hope to open the dialogue and help women battling through infertility know that they […]

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Helmet Head

My kids call him Helmet Head. It’s cute, really. He’s almost 10 months old and the helmet is a shade of sky that accurately represents a spirit just as serene. He wears it well, doesn’t mind, forgives the awkward attempts to take it off or put it on, and returns smiles for smiles, and smiles […]

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Crockpot Recipe Roundup

I’ve lowered my expectations, and that has made all the difference. Can’t seem to get out the door in time for the school bell? No problem, we are the late people. No time for regular grooming rituals? Long hair, don’t care. Can’t get the kids to eat stuff? Cheaper grocery bill. And preparing dinner? Don’t […]

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The Advent of Christmas

It’s what we do anyway, without naming it anything special. Wrapping lights around poles and chopping down evergreens and paying much attention to peppermint. It’s booking flights, or preparing beds, or making menus. It’s noticing refugees wearing sandals in the snow and thinking of all those coats in the basement, or running out of sugar […]

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On Love

I love talking about love. Love is wide blue sky simplicity, and ocean deep complexity. Love is low burning when pain comes stalking cold, and love consumes in passion, wild and white. Love is a loosening of a grip, and love is when there’s just no other reason for staying. Love is easy when we […]

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