The journey to motherhood generally requires a new wardrobe. "Your body — who knows what it's gonna do?" says Andrea King, owner of Burlington lingerie boutique Aristelle. During pregnancy, "Some people gain 20 pounds; some people gain 80 pounds." That's why her store, which opened in February, carries more than 100 bra sizes. Professional lingerie specialists help customers find their comfort zone, and can recommend a timeline for maternity, nursing and post-nursing fittings. "I've been pregnant," says King. "I remember searching for nursing bras. I remember not knowing what you need." To further support her clientele, King has recently partnered with lactation expert Kathleen Bruce to offer breast-feeding consultations. They'll cohost a meet up for moms and their new babies on May 8, 9-10 a.m., and a gathering for expectant moms on May 22, 7 p.m.
Renaissance Elementary School is an independent, co-educational, elementary day school, located at Shelburne Farms. The Renaissance School offers inquiry-based learning with a strong focus in differentiated education for Mathematics and Language Arts. Outdoor learning often takes place as all of the aspects of Shelburne Farms are incorporated into the curriculum.…(more)