This past school year, my preschooler was in school four mornings a week for about three hours each day. There were a lot of good things about that: he got scheduled time to play with his peers, he learned a...
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...
Oh, technology! You horrible, evil, wonderful thing! Our lives revolve around it – computers at work, cell phones and laptops at home, flat-screen TVs, iThis and iThat, apps, gaming consoles, and hand-held gaming devices. I could swim in a...
There is a never-ending list of topics we should talk to our children about. One topic that doesn’t usually come to mind immediately is fire safety. I recently found out that the month of October is dedicated to fire...
Imagining your child, who surely was born just yesterday, leaving your home and heading to preschool is no easy task. First, there’s choosing the right preschool. Then, there’s the letting go. I wasn’t sure where to begin. As a former school...
We’ve all heard the statements from our parents and grandparents, “Well in my day…” I’ll admit that I’ve rolled my eyes a time or two(hundred) listening to the stories about how “when we were kids we played outside from sun up...
Oooh, that’s too bad she needs a reading tutor. No. No, it isn’t. That, my friends, is the exact response I have given to several people in my life who have expressed dismay about my daughter needing a reading tutor....
When my husband went back to work after the birth of our second child, I began to wonder whose idea this whole ‘second child thing’ was anyway.  How was I going to attend to a newborn and a three...
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...
There is perhaps nothing more "Burlington" than a painted metal door in a South End walk-up that leads to a working art studio. And just in case you don't have an outright lifestyle experience walking up the 4 short...
I’ve got some pretty ridiculous parenting nightmares floating around in my head. For instance, my biggest fear while pregnant was that my kid would pretend to be an animal all the time. (Totally freaked me out and of course,...
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 earned my Master of Science...
So here we are. Half way done with summer. 5 weeks down 5 to go. I started the summer break full of high hopes and feeling fancy free. I sit here and reflect on those hopes. We've hit the...
The month of May has rolled around yet again; it’s Better Speech and Hearing Month. Part of my role as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is to promote awareness of speech development delays and disorders treated by our field. This May,...

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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...