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Fighting The Mom Brain

I wouldn’t say that I was ever SUPER organized, even before kids. But I did, at the very least, manage not to miss appointments or show up 20 minutes late to everything. I remembered to call my mom and didn’t have to overnight birthday presents because OHCRAPISTHATTOMORROW? Now, though? Now I feel like the biggest […]

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50 Shades of Sleep: Toddler Sleep Regressions

BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Phoenix Physical Therapy to bring you our latest series titled “50 Shades of Sleep”, about…you guessed it….sleep.  Like an elusive treasure, we find ourselves obsessing about sleep not only for ourselves but for our children as well.  Although we may not consciously recognize it we are constantly making decisions […]

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Being a Woman

When I went in for my 20 week anatomy scan with my second child, I was excited. Of course I was. It was the big reveal! Would Xander have a baby brother or baby sister?  John held my hand as the ultrasound wand moved over my belly. “It’s a girl!” I cried. I was so […]

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Recipe: French Chicken Stew

Perhaps the only thing that qualifies this as “French” is that it has Herbes de Provence in it, but let’s just use our imaginations, shall we? If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to eat a bit more healthily in the new year. You’re also probably sick and tired of the cold and salads just […]

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Puffed Apple Pancake

This dish is one that brings me back to every Christmas morning I’ve ever had. It started when I was a kid, awake way too early, and lying in bed, waiting waiting waiting for it to be Time. Time to come out of my room. Time to spy the presents under the tree. Time for […]

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Family Friendly Holiday Guide to Burlington

Confession: I’ve been playing Christmas music since November 1st. I can’t help it. I love Christmas and the Holidays. I love everything about it. Even the cold, and that’s saying something! (After New Years, though, I’m done and ready for spring.) So even though it’s a bit early, I wanted to write a roundup of […]

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My Top Apps for Toddlers/Preschoolers

I know that the use of tablets/iPads/smart phones with young kids can be a bit of a…heated topic, but I will come out as pro-technology.  I’m not advocating ignoring your children for hours at a time while they play Grand Theft Auto 1432, or whatever.  We have let our three year old play with an […]

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Sweet Potato Soup

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Fall is, by far, my favorite season to cook in. Crock pot meals and stews and roasts and soups.  I absolutely love soups. I made this one the other night because I had two sweet potatoes that were pushing the limits of viability. Now, full disclosure, my preschooler hates sweet potatoes passionately, so he ate […]

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Apple Recipe Roundup

If you’re anything like me, you are currently swimming in apples. It’s one of the great things about living in Vermont in the fall: there is no lack of orchards and farms to visit and fill bags and baskets with apples practically grown in your back yard. But what to DO with them all. Well, […]

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