If your family enjoys the tradition of picking out a real tree for Christmas you know there are a lot of choices out there! We have gathered together our team's favorite places to either buy or cut down your own...
It’s more than just a box to me. It’s simple, not adorned in fancy jewels or designs, but made from a sturdy stock of old-growth southern pine. Several layers of stain, varnish, and paint have been applied, stripped, and...
What non-food Valentine's Day treats can I send to school with my children? When I was in school, everyone gave out candy with their Valentine's Day cards. Most of the cards even came with candy, so you didn't even have...
My mother in law doesn't know that Pinterest exists. I think someday soon I should introduce her, though, because she employs an ancient technique for keeping up with and sharing craft ideas-magazines and scissors. She gets the magazines at...
Everyone has heard of spring cleaning. In my house, I desperately need some pre-holiday cleaning. No matter how much I try to limit the number of presents I buy my kids, Christmas morning always brings in a new mountain of...
I am not talented when it comes to drawing or painting, but I love to craft! I scour Pinterest for hours looking for fun, inexpensive DIY crafting projects. Last fall, the pine trees in our backyard dropped thousands of...
Still need a gift? Check out these 50+ Vermont gifts that are available today along with Vermont Mom's Shop Local Favorites 2020 Gift Guide. We could all use a little cheer, right? How about we spread some around too! Our...

Local Holiday Events

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The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year and I love that there are so many family friendly events in VT to enjoy! Here are just a few of our favorites...   Christmas Tree Lighting on Church St.  Although...
It's what we do anyway, without naming it anything special. Wrapping lights around poles and chopping down evergreens and paying much attention to peppermint. It's booking flights, or preparing beds, or making menus. It's noticing refugees wearing sandals in the snow...
Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. There are hearts, chocolate candies, cute little cards, and flowers everywhere. For many people, it’s also a day filled with loneliness. Once I hit middle school, I started to hate Valentine’s Day because...
There’s a debate going on among moms - whether or not to use the Switch Witch this Halloween. The Switch Witch sounds pretty perfect. On Halloween, your children put their candy outside their bedroom and the witch swoops down, scoops...
Chanukah 2021 is here (AKA: Our second COVID Chanukah)! At least this time we can actually have socially supported gatherings. Phew.  I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to adding more light into this world during...
Confession: I've been playing Christmas music since November 1st. I can't help it. I love Christmas and the Holidays. I love everything about it. Even the cold, and that's saying something! (After New Years, though, I'm done and ready for...
I was driving home one day after picking up both of my boys from childcare.  As usual, my oldest was chatting away about different things from his day. "Mama!' he piped up. "Yes sweetie" I answered, eyes on the road and half...

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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...