As parents, we are always concerned about our children meeting their milestones. We spend a lot of time worrying if their skills are up to par compared to their peers. Both of my children received early intervention services. My son...
It’s been scientifically proven that reading to babies at early ages encourages cognitive and language development. It is never too soon to start reading to your babies. I’ll admit, when I was pregnant with my first child, there were times...
Someday, summer will actually be here. Kids will finish school and summer play dates will be in full swing. Does your child have any friends with food allergies? Do you feel nervous about hosting children with food allergies? As a...
Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a YouTube addict. My YouTube addiction started after my husband and I decided to cut the cord on our cable TV subscription. Because of this, we no longer have access to...
{Disclaimer: We are working with The Bellwether School to bring you this post.}   Years before we had our daughter, my husband and I had many conversations about what type of parents we wanted to be. During our childless car rides to...
Chances are, if you have a school-aged child, your child’s school is currently using a positive behavioral system as part of their school's behavior management protocol. Positive behavioral systems look different from school to school. My son’s school uses...
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,...
There are times that my husband and I joke that the real reason for having kids is so that we have an excuse to play with toys like building blocks again. Even if it isn’t the real reason, playing with...
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As many as 28% of all kids from 6th through 12th grade report having been bullied. This particular subject hits very close to home. My daughter coped with being bullied by classmates before she...
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...
I have been a stay-at-home mom to my two children for the past seven years. My youngest just started kindergarten this year, so I decided that it was time for me to look for a job outside the home. The...
{Disclaimer: We are working with the TAP program at Champlain College to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} When you have young children at home, your career can become the LAST thing on your mind. It...
Every day, when I pick up my daughter from daycare or school, one kid always looks at us with wide opened eyes. Some won’t say anything but simply stare, amazed. Some ask, “Are you speaking French?” My daughter always...
It was time to head home after a fun children’s story hour at our library, when my 18-month-old daughter and I were surprised by a loudspeaker announcement that school lockdown procedures were being implemented. Since the library was directly...

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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...