Currently, my days are a mix of “Okay, I’ve got this,” and, “Oh crap, I so do not got this.” Anyone else? One of my first contributions to the blog was an article on working from home with a toddler....
When my boys were small, a mom I didn’t know told me something I will never forget. I was in a knitting shop when she came in with her two teenage boys. They wandered around with her as she perused...
Children boast a wealth of knowledge before they can even clearly articulate their wisdom. Here are ten invaluable life lessons I learned from my toddlers. Sweat the small stuff! When you make a big deal of something it gets resolved...
Most people are familiar with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. People picture kids who have ADHD as unable to focus on anything and constantly moving around. They imagine that doctors are quick to diagnose children with ADHD and quick...
Author’s note-- I use identity-first language (e.g., autistic person) in this blog post as many autistic adults have said they prefer- in lieu of person first (e.g., a person with autism). If you want more info on this, go...
Sight. Touch. Sound. Taste. Smell.  Take a deep breath and imagine yourself at your happy place. Take in everything around you- the sights, the sounds, and the aroma. Think about how your body feels in your seat, if you’re sitting,...
I have Googled variations of “kid-friendly activities near me” countless times and always end up short-handed. The results are invariably the same: too expensive or too old for my preschool-age kid. I then make my way over to Pinterest...
I am really happy that both of my kids are active in sports this year. Sports are great for both physical and mental health. I think we all know that by now. My son is on his school's track team...
When my boys were young, every time I read this sweet book to them I felt a bit of an excited thrill as I read the last line; how could the papa possibly top his bunny’s proclamation "I love...
My husband and I are both artists and we really enjoy being creative with our daughter. Recently, we’ve had fun with some easy fall art projects. In my most recent post, I highlighted ways to approach making art with young...
A friend told me about a poem she recalls from her birth class. The gist of this poem is that your child takes his first steps away from you on the day he was born. My only child, a...
With the current shutdown of schools, including preschools, in Vermont for the remainder of the year, I’ve seen many parents say, “I know what to do with my 2nd grader, but I need ideas about what to do with my preschooler.”  As...
In the long line of behavior-building choices we make as parents, I have found naptime to be a surprising topic of debate and opinion. I mean, people REALLY have opinions about naptime. Do you stick to an unwavering routine, or...
Today, we have fifteen minutes to kill before nap time. We spend it in the living room, my son on the couch, and me in our armchair, looking out the window at our neighborhood’s activities. We live at a...

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2022 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the sometimes cold but always delightful Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay close to home or decide to take a tour of the...