At some point in the fall, I was observing my two kids (ages 6 and 7, at the time) playing with LEGOs. They were sifting through their LEGOs on the teeny, tiny LEGO table that they'd had, at this...
How many times do you come home from a walk with your child and end up with a pile of nature? It can't just be me, right?!? It’s pretty common for me to find a treasured leaf resting on...
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 kids over the past few...
We are all going to hear it multiple times this summer, in every long, drawn-out tone imaginable: “Mooooooooom... I’m bored." No matter what we do to prepare, the reality is that people like us have enough lists in their lives....
Before having kids, I never made a big deal out of Valentine's Day, but now I fully embrace the opportunity to have another day to spread love. The only problem is that when preschool classes celebrate Valentine's Day, you...
When I discuss inventions, I love to ask why it’s important to let kids take things apart: "If you were to design a drill to drill into rocks on Mars, how would you know what to build?" I’m an aerospace engineer,...
With springtime springing, we know that Easter is right around the corner, and it's time to dye some eggs in our house. This year, we decided to venture into natural dying and thought we’d share our experience making naturally...
Explore Vermont Photography Challenge for Kids! It's time to get out of the house and have some fun! As restrictions loosen and summer arrives, let's have some fun! All while staying safe and active. Vermont Mom has partnered with Green...
I finally decided to go ahead and start painting my kids' rooms! I'm not really big on projects, so the paint on the walls of their rooms is from before they were born. (They are now 8 and 10 years...
My parents have both been blessed with green thumbs that would make Mother Nature herself proud. Throughout my childhood, the two of them maintained a vegetable garden that was approximately one-quarter of an acre in size and provided our...
Like lots of teachers around the state, I am currently teaching from home while watching my 3-year-old every day. My husband, who is a postal worker, is still working outside of the home and while we are fortunate to...
Vermont families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts and family dinners, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun this Easter! Luckily, with the help from our local communities, we...
There are few things in this world that make my blood boil quite like being called a “Pinterest Mom.” I actually don’t mind being associated with Pinterest, but I do mind the implied tone that comes with the “Pinterest Mom”...
By this point it’s no secret, I love to get creative with my kid. I also love sharing open-ended project ideas that aren’t intimidating with other parents. Today, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favorite...

In + Around Vermont

Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all