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What Makes Me Kate…

As I think about how best to introduce myself, the words, “I have 4 daughters” usually escape my mouth before I can even stop them. Is that who I am? What defines me? Maybe. Partially. I am learning that there is more to me. Digging deeper, I slowly begin to recognize what makes me Kate. […]

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The Long Way Home

I never know how to answer the question “where are you from?” The answer is a bit complicated. I was born in Iran and when I was 12 years old, moved to Southern California with my mom and brother. I lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles until I was 24 when I decided I […]

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The Proposal

Hello, lovely parents of the Internet! I am Gretchin, mom of a wild two-year-old, Ellie, and new contributor to BVT Moms Blog. I’m so happy to be here, to share my stories, and learn from other amazing Vermont moms! I’d like to take this opportunity – my first official post here – to tell you […]

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Sandra

Meet Sandra

Greetings! My name is Sandra. I am truly honored to be a new contributing writer for the BurlingtonVT Moms Blog, and thankful to its lovely founders for believing in me. I am a Vermonter (South Burlington native) and stay at home mom to two wonderful children: a 3 year old boy, and a 1 year […]

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Meet Elissa…

I felt empowered, womanly, strong, incredible after giving birth to my first son, Eli. “Girl, you’re a rockstar,” my midwife said as I sat in bed panting, endorphins rushing through my body, tiny bald baby on my chest, and I believed her. And then I went home, high on natural birth but missing half the […]

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Meet Stacie…

Color me surprised that people want to hear my thoughts on being a mother! Trust me when I say I am always willing to give my opinion but this time I am being asked and I am honored to be a contributor. Motherhood has made me realize that I really can do anything – not matter […]

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A Secret Sisterhood

It’s bid day and I’ve just been accepted to join you in this secret society known as motherhood.  Yes, I knew that mothers existed prior to becoming one but did I also know about the strong society and bond that encompasses them?  Absolutely not.  Why didn’t anyone tell me!? Maybe it’s one of those, “you […]

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Glad to Meet You

When I was younger, in third grade or so, I wanted to be Amy Grant. In fact, that year at our school’s career day, I dressed up as Amy Grant (“I’m not a SINGER! I’m AMY GRANT!”), my older brother dressed up as a pizza delivery guy (complete with the previous night’s empty pizza box), […]

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