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My Decision to Stop at Two Kids

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I had two kids within 2.5 years of each other, both boys. I feel like as soon as I got home from the hospital, I kept hearing chatter from various folks about “the third.” “Are...
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2 Unexpected Places to Get Halloween Costume Deals That You Can’t Miss!

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Halloween is just around the corner... time to start looking for those Halloween costume deals! I love Target. I’m pretty sure the majority of moms I know love Target. I mean, who doesn't love Target? One of...

It’s a New School Year: Time to Join the PTA

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Joining the PTA, PTSA, PTO, PTSO, Boosters, or whatever your school calls their parent/teacher organization is a great way to support your child's school, help teachers, and get a real, unfiltered idea about what...
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12 Summer Children’s Books to Enjoy with Your Family

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Every year, my family makes sure to sign up for our library’s summer reading program. It’s a great way to be held accountable for what we read over the summer and participate in activities we normally...
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Vermont’s Nonprofits: An Awesome Source for Family Fun

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As warm weather and summer break take hold, many of us are eager to venture out with our family and explore the beautiful scenery and exciting summertime events. As someone who loves discovering unique...

A Mindfulness and Vision Board Exercise for Stressed Out Kids

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As moms, we all need a helping hand. Everything I need to do as an adult: work, parent, exercise, shop- it’s all overwhelming. When I think about how much the world has changed for...

My Son Is Cutting Himself – on Purpose

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I wasn't ready for the news that my son is cutting himself. On purpose. I was shocked when his middle school counselor called me one Friday. One of his friends told her that my son...

The Power of Love and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

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The arrival of February has always been special to me. It’s Black History Month and I enjoy the opportunities to celebrate our art and culture while acknowledging our history and the role that so...

How Do I Talk to My Child About My Mental Health?

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My daughter lined up her stuffies on the table at IHOP: a small plush leopard, a black panther, and a tiger. She then drew a line with a green crayon on a maze on...

My Daughter Doesn’t Know We’re Broke

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This evening, my front bumper went up on a curb as I exited a gas station. My night vision is horrible, and I’m still getting used to the darkness after turning the clocks back...
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I Didn’t Know I Had Colon Cancer until I Had my First Colonoscopy

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At my last physical my doctor told me I needed to schedule my first routine colonoscopy. My immediate reaction was that at 45, I am way too young to have a colonoscopy. I was...
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Little Patakha: Teaching Children to Celebrate Difference

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When I moved to the United States from India almost 2 decades ago, the science geek in me thought I would be a lab rat for the rest of my life. Even though I...

I Achieved Financial Stability Selling My Own Products and You Can Too.

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I've been a jewelry artist in Vermont for a little over 20 years. I have sold at various shops, markets, and craft fairs for nearly that long too. These days, you can find me...
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Save Money with Meal Planning and Coupons

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The rising costs of food can be a concern to any parent trying to provide for their family and trying to save money. Something I have mastered in the past 9 years is not...