For as many times as I have heard comments about gender stereotypes for girls, I have heard as many comments towards boys. "Your hair looks like a girl!" "Pink is a girl color!" "You're at the girl table!" Often times the emphasis put on the...
I did not attend college the traditional way. My family and I immigrated to the US from Iran when I was twelve, and while I had a solid middle-class upbringing when in Iran, neither one of my parents had gone...
Many of us have heard that the process of finding and applying to college is difficult, for both the student and their family. I expected that. We also know that there’s so much that is, indeed, predictable - your high...
Friends often ask me, what does homeschooling look like for my family? I asked myself this question dozens of times before deciding to homeschool my son. I am still asking myself this question after making the decision to homeschool and...
Our children spend a gazillion hours of their lives in school, so chances are good that you and your child will have to speak with a teacher about a problem at some point. But teachers, you may have noticed,...
Lately, everyone is throwing around a bunch of terms about inclusion, cultural appropriation, equity, and equality… I’ve noticed sometimes these words get used in the wrong context, or users don’t really understand the nuances of each different word or...
{Disclaimer: BurlingtonVT Moms Blog has partnered with Healthy Living for this sponsored post as part of an ongoing relationship. While we received a form of compensation for this post, the opinions expressed are entirely the writer's own!} My daughter is 4 and...
{Disclaimer: We have partnered together with Stern Center to bring you this sponsored post on their services.} A new school year is an exciting time for both students and parents! We often wonder how our children will do, what their teacher...
Oh, fall, how I love you. Cooler weather, apple picking, beautiful leaves, and back-to-school time! Sure, I’ll miss the beach and the (sort of) lazy days, but I welcome the routine and rhythm of the school year. When I...
If someone asked me the most important lesson I learned in my first year of homeschooling, I could answer without even thinking: If something isn’t working, it’s probably my fault. Y'all I made so many rookie homeschooling mistakes! Now, I...
The lazy dog days of summer are winding down and if you are like me you're already thinking ahead to the next school year. Later summer bedtimes, loose routines and schedules, and running ourselves on fun everyday is what summer...
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...
Have you ever considered homeschooling? When it was time to send my oldest to kindergarten I was considering homeschooling but all the information and rules seemed completely overwhelming.  What I learned over time was that there is a great...

The Gift of Literacy

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As the Holiday season fast approaches I find myself grasping at gift ideas. Allow me to backtrack a bit first. Last year, and every year before, my kids made out at Christmas. Presents upon presents. Our tree was lit alone...

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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...