During the last three years, I have worked as a substitute teacher, and it has become more and more apparent to me that people who become teachers do not do it for the money. They are worth far more...
As I tucked my children, ages 6 and 9, into bed tonight, I reflected upon the last year and how difficult it has been for them and how much of their lives have changed since Covid-19 turned the world...
Vermont Mom's Guide to Vermont Schools for Young Learners - the best place to start researching Vermont preschools for your little ones. We love our kids and worry about them endlessly - preschool is just another choice to research, dissect,...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks are all glorious figures in Black American history. However, there are so many other Black leaders, musicians, artists, activists, scientists, writers, inventors, and civil rights pioneers- past...
  Kids can join in the fun too! We have put together 5 fun ways kids can learn and share during inauguration day! Please share your fun with #vtmom
As we head deeper into winter and extended time at home, it seems like a great time to share what I think are the top 10 best books to read aloud with my kids this winter. You can get...
Oh heyyyyyy! Where my newbie homeschoolers at? Can I get a “Heck yea!” for Covid homeschooling? Now I know I’m not homeschooling alone, based on a VTDigger article that stated that Vermont home study enrollments were at 1634 on July...
I recently saw the graphic posted below about schooling options from Latched Mama. I liked seeing the graphic and it made me feel supported, so I decided to venture into the comments (I know, totally risky, these days). What...
Disclaimer: The opinions stated in this post on fall school reopening are my own, and only my own. I am a working mother in Vermont, and my views do not reflect the views of my employer or any of...
My family is starting to plan for our third year of homeschooling in Vermont. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic, it looks like many Vermont families will be joining the ranks of homeschoolers this fall. I have heard from a...
Racism is a huge problem in this country. I wish there was an easy way to solve this horrendous problem, but there is no easy answer. Each person must do what they can. One way we can combat racism in...
Before I started college, I never really thought much about the profession of nursing. But once I hit twenty one that all changed. I was one of those early twenty-year-olds that every parent hopes they never have: the early...
The first week of May is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week across the country. Pandemic or not, I feel we need to take the time to thank our children’s teachers despite all of the current distractions.  Recognizing teachers this week...
I’m currently experiencing every emotion under the sun. Even so, I feel calm that Vermont schools will be closed for in-person learning. I’m guessing you have been on the same emotional roller coaster in the past few weeks. Anxiety, stress,...

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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...