Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet the Owners

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moms blog headshots - luann bailey vermont photo-3aJosilyn :: Chief Events Rockstar

I became a Vermont transplant from New Hampshire in 2010 after meeting my now Husband, Jason (a So. Burlington native), at UNH in 2007 where I got my BS in Family Studies and my Masters in Social Work. I left my job as a child protection social worker for the state of Vermont in 2014 after the birth of my now almost 2 year old daughter, Caroline. My passion continues to be children, families, and the want to connect moms to one another through building community. My days now consist of caring for an amazingly smart, sweet and adventurous toddler, chasing after our 4 year old “puppy” Copper who has never calmed down, facilitating a Building Bright Futures playgroup and of course, BurlingtonVT Moms Blog. Oh, and in very recent news, we are now expecting our second child (!), which means that most days I’m doing all of the above while fighting nausea and telling myself that everything is going to be okay!  I love everything VT, especially anything local. My favorites are our VT wine, beer and activities. As the Chief Events Rockstar I’m responsible for planning and putting on our marvelous events, managing our community events calendar, overseeing our neighborhood groups, and really anything else that involves us interacting with the community. You can contact me at Josilyn {at} burlingtonvtmomsblog {dot} com

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Tara :: Chief Business Ninja

Originally from New Jersey I am a city girl at heart but my better half (Jake) loves the country. Think of us as real time Green Acres! After trying our hand at the city we decided to settle down in the mountains and quickly found Burlington to be the perfect home for us both. We have been in VT for over 7 years and are the lucky parents to 2 wonderful, spirited, and busy boys (Wyatt – 5, Zayne – 2) and an absolutely insane puppy, Ike. I hold a Masters of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications and telecommute from my home in Williston as the VP Marketing & Creative Services for TSL Marketing (located in Columbia, MD). I feel like I’m on a constant quest to balance being a full time executive with the demands of being mommy. When I’m not working or saving the world one band-aid at a time I love trying my hand at gardening, pretending to workout (someday I will do more than just “think” of going for a run), and enjoying all VT has to offer. My motto in life is to always see the bright side and enjoy every moment to the fullest. Fun facts: I can sing just about every Nick at Night theme song and play a mean air guitar. As the Chief Business Ninja I’m responsible for the business backend of BVTMB including editing content, digital marketing activities, accounting, and organizing paper (yes, and I totally geek out over organizing things and making lists)! Feel free to contact me on twitter @taraerobertson or at Tara {at} burlingtonvtmomsblog {dot} com

tashaheadshotTasha :: Chief Media Maven

In 2010, I moved to Vermont with my husband and our three boys. This beautiful state stole our hearts right away and we have been making it home ever since. My husband is in the military, proudly serving in the Vermont Air National Guard. My boys are 14, 12, and 10. I truly love being a mom to three boys! I am a (mostly) stay at home mom and spend a lot of time volunteering in our church and military communities. I enjoy cooking and baking. I love to write and do so in my…what’s that called…oh yes, free time. My writing is generally filled with sarcasm and over sharing. I just gotta be real! I’m a goofball by heart and love to laugh. I have been a part of the BVT Moms team since the get-go and truly adore being a part of this team! My role as the Chief Media Maven includes overseeing all advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the blog as well as managing our social media platforms! You can find me on twitter as @TashaLehmanVT or contact me at Tasha {at} burlingtonvtmomsblog {dot} com

The Founders: Nissa & Shannon

NissaShannonrailroadNissa and Shannon met in 2012 and became fast friends. Both had recently moved to the Burlington area (although Shannon had grown up in Vermont) and were immediately bound together by a passion for their families and wanting to have a community to be a part of. They both discovered City Moms Blog Network through an old friend of Shannon, and started BurlingtonVT Moms Blog in October 2012 with a desire to connect moms to one another and remind them that they are not alone on this mothering journey.  In 2014 Shannon chose to take a step back in ownership to concentrate on her family. In 2015 Nissa decided to move back to Minneapolis and sold the blog to the current owners, Josilyn, Tasha, and Tara. If it weren’t for Nissa and Shannon we wouldn’t be here today and we are all forever grateful for what they started!