In my adult life, I’ve always worked full time. If not more. Sometimes, I was also working part-time and volunteering, too. So much of my identity and sense of both value and worth were tied to my professional life....
It happened again the other day. I was in my classroom and my kiddos had just returned from art or music, or someplace else outside of the room.  As I was getting ready to gather them on the rug and...
With the current shutdown of schools, including preschools, in Vermont for the remainder of the year, I’ve seen many parents say, “I know what to do with my 2nd grader, but I need ideas about what to do with my preschooler.”  As...
I had no idea how hard it was to find a great daycare/preschool option, especially if you are looking in the middle of the year, but I recently discovered this as I was looking for a place to send...
{Disclaimer: We are working with The Schoolhouse Learning Center to bring you this post.}  As moms, we hope our kids grow up to be happy (or at least content) and successful (whatever that means for them). For our family, The...
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,...
Are you on the hunt for a good childcare facility and/or school? Our hope is that this guide will make things easier for you as we have aimed to compile a comprehensive guide that will provide you with the...
Is Internet safety the "Birds and the Bees" talk of today? How do you even begin to address social media safety, Internet precautions, and critical thinking about information that's published online with your kids?  Today, BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is happy...
{Disclaimer: We are working with the Vermont Historical Society to bring you this information.} We're excited to be sponsoring the Vermont History Expo! The Vermont History Expo is down-home fun whether you are 8 or 88! The Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds will...
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...
Still looking for fabulous gifts for the kiddos? Look no further, I've got some ideas up my sleeve! BOOK Eucalyptus Wings Local author J. Alison James writes a dream-like fantasy book about a young girl who wishes to fly. The breathtaking illustrations are accompanied by incredible...
{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...
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...
There are many, ever-changing books, blogs, and websites on the topics of pregnancy, labor and birth, breastfeeding, and newborn/child wellness. Whether you are having your first or fourth baby, you may find the scope of information overwhelming. So here,...

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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...