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Confessions of an Overworked Mom is a blog owned and written by Ellen Christian, a 47 year old busy mom of two teenagers (16 & 21).  Follow along as she tries to become more self sufficient and live a greener lifestyle in rural Vermont. After 25+ years in the business arena, Ellen left a career as a local elected official to work for herself and find a way back to a simpler way of life.

She grew up in in the suburbs in Connecticut but has many fond memories of spending summers in rural Vermont at her Grandparent’s home.  Walking with her Grandfather to pick blueberries and watching her Grandmother bake from scratch helped inspire her.  Listening to her Father’s stories of his childhood in rural Vermont, she was amazed to learn that people darned socks, canned their own produce, grew their own food, and actually went months without setting foot in the mall.

Ellen began blogging in 2008 in an effort to share her attempt to be more self sufficient.  She spends time in the garden, takes long walks through the woods and tries to learn how to do things the old fashioned way. She has enjoyed learning how to cook using a solar oven, garden, raise ducks and chickens, and identify wild edibles. She is a proud “mom” to three adorable shelter kitties and has a pet sitting business.

This blog is an attempt to manage her desire for a greener lifestyle while dealing with the time constraints many busy women face.  She is juggling a social media career and a busy family. Addicted to caffeine and technology, Ellen is searching for balance and a healthy lifestyle.  She is proud to be a Vermont blogger.

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Nearest major cities are Rutland, Vermont; Burlington, Vermont; Albany, New York and Ticonderoga, New York.  

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