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Finding myself, again.

When I sat down to write this post it was suppose to go in a very different direction than it actually did.  I sat down to write this post about mommy guilt and how leaving my children made me feel. You see, I am one of “those guilt ridden moms”. Those moms who have a […]

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Surviving Vacation

As we embarked on our first real family vacation last week, it never occurred to me that it would be any different than other vacations my husband, Mark, and I have taken together. Sure, I’d have to keep tabs on Ellie, my almost-3-year-old, make sure she was content, throw some food her way, have milk […]

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The Perfect Getaway: Red Clover Inn Review

{Disclaimer: BVTMB has partnered together with Red Clover Inn for this review. We love this beautiful inn and were happy to share about our experience. While I received a form of compensation for this post, the views and opinions expressed below are entirely my own!} It has been a busy couple of months for the […]

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Six Years Into This Parenting Gig and I’m Still Learning to Adjust My Expectations

I’ve always had a soft spot for NYC. My father was born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, and much of my extended family is also from there. My husband, although a native Vermonter, also has family living in the Big Apple. I fondly remember taking trips into the city for shows, shopping, and eating […]

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5 Things You Must Do When Visiting Burlington

Hi! My name is Tessa, I grew up in Shelburne and now reside in Virginia Beach. My family and I look forward to our semi-annual vacation in Burlington, especially during the summertime. Now that I have two small boys {3 years and 21 months old}, the majority of our activities are kid friendly. And sometimes […]

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ABC’s of Burlington Area Activities: 85+ local outings to make your summer fun!

School is out and summer has begun!! Which means it’s only a matter of time until you hear those words that can drive any momma crazy – “I’m bored.” We are here to rescue you from those dreadful words with our ABC’s of Summer! We’ve done the research and we’re taking you straight through the alphabet with […]

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Tips and Tricks for Outdoor Adventuring with Kids!

It seems pretty daunting to bring young children out hiking or camping, what with all the dirty dirty faces, eating hot dogs for days, fire pits, not to mention the bugs… And WHERE do you go that is suitably beautiful but NOT Everest for Kids (aka Camel’s Hump)? Thankfully I’ve done the dirty work for […]

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8 Kid-friendly Trips from Burlington!

I love breaking up our typical routine and going to explore some place new as a family. Whether it’s just a quick day trip to a fun destination or a planned out vacation that spans several days, there are so many wonderful places around VT where family memories can be made! Below I’ve listed 8 […]

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When Daddy Travels…

My husband travels for work…and school…a lot.  When we moved here from Seattle over two years ago my husband’s company told him they didn’t care where he lived just so long as he continued to work for them.  We were completely blessed by that!  It also took the pressure off of finding a new job […]

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Topnotch Resort and Spa: Rest and Relaxation for the Weary Momma

It’s been a busy summer for the Sutphen household. Between adding a baby to the family, living in the newborn haze, and a jam packed schedule at my husband’s work, we have had little time to just “be” together. So when Topnotch Resort and Spa offered for my husband and I to come check out […]

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