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Top 10 Tips for Baking with Your Toddler

We know that it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding our families. When you are contending with picky eaters, time constraints, and sleep deprivation, meal planning and food prep can often feel overwhelming. The BVTMB team along with our sponsor, Healthy Living, is here to provide some […]

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K-Cup Mailbox

We’ve been desperate to come up with some new, fun indoor games during these summer storms and too-hot  days. Lately, my two-year-old daughter is really into playing with paper and drawing, so I thought it’d be fun if we created our own mailbox. Of course, you can do this with any old box, but we […]

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Creative Baby

Even before I had my daughter, I began to dream about the art projects we would do together. I have such fond memories of painting, drawing, and sewing with my sister. Most of our time growing up was spent playing outside, and the rest was spent playing Barbies and doing craft projects! So, I was […]

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Toddler Transition

If any of you saw me driving back from Burlington the other day, crying so hard I could barely drive, let me explain… if I can. I’ve never really been a “baby” person. Of course, if you handed me your newborn baby in the hospital, I would issue a well-rehearsed “Awww,” coo at your little […]

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Technology Alternatives And Games from Our Childhood

Oh, technology! You horrible, evil, wonderful thing! Our lives revolve around it – computers at work, cell phones and laptops at home, flat-screen TVs, iThis and iThat, apps, gaming consoles, and hand-held gaming devices. I could swim in a sea of them and revel in the joy of having everything I need within an arm’s […]

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50 Shades of Sleep: Anxiety, Sleep, and Newborns

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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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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