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Five Scenic, Stroller-Friendly Walks around Burlington

If you are like me, your baby loves to get outside but you can’t hit the hiking trails quite yet… so anywhere we go requires a stroller!    However, we’ve discovered several fun, stroller-friendly walks around Burlington that guarantee good exercise and interesting scenery.  These walks all follow paved paths or smooth sidewalks, and include […]

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Basketball is one of our favorite extracurricular activities.

Why I am So Grateful for my Daughter’s Extracurricular Activities

My eight year old daughter tried some new extracurricular activities this year and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity this presented me… Why? A few reasons, actually. I get to see her trying- and excelling at- new things. I get to see other parents parenting (which sometimes- admittedly- makes me feel better about my […]

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This, but Not That: the “Best” Baby Gear, and What I Wish I Had Registered for Instead

In my first trimester, I had terrible nausea and vomiting. It was so bad, I lost fifteen pounds. To keep focused on why I was going through all this, I secretly started my baby registry, obsessively researching all the best baby gear and practices for the nauseating bean who would grow into my beautiful son. At […]

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Kindergarten is here…and we are learning to let go one day at a time.

Someone once told me that from the moment your child is born, from the euphoria, joy, unconditional love,  tireless devotion and selfless commitment, you begin letting them go. As I sit here a week into my daughters first kindergarten experience, I am beginning to understand exactly what that means. I ask myself, have I prepared […]

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Aniyah’s Well

Aniyah’s Well One November day when Aniyah was in preschool and had just turned three years old, her teacher passed around leaves. “What are you thankful for?” asked the teacher, ready to inscribe Aniyah’s answer on the leaf. “Good water,” said Aniyah. Surprised by the answer, her teacher asked Aniyah to explain. “I’m thankful for […]

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