We are sharing a run down of our favorite local holiday events to take your families to! Tree Lightings Featured Event Light the Village and Train Hop, Essex Junction- Friday, Dec. 12 Don’t miss this annual kick-off to the holidays! Join everyone for...
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...
The punchline of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies’ Father’s Day joke is the reason he doesn’t want a gift for the occasion: he can’t bear to see any more of his money spent. As a husband and father, his purpose—he...
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 family and I find December to be a challenging time of year. We celebrate Hanukkah, a minor 8-day Jewish holiday that celebrates our survival over assimilation to the Syrian-Greeks. We’re here because throughout history our people have fought...
It's day 2 of our local holiday gift guide, Shop VT 2013, and today we are bringing you gifts for the expectant mom and babies, gifts for kids, and gifts for the family, and the chance to win them...
Father's Day. In my nearly five years of being a single mom, Father's Day has become a day I have learned to dread. What is there to celebrate when my daughter's father has decided not to father her, and when my own father...
As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn't get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split...
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...
I just can’t with the Elf on the Shelf. I literally CAN NOT. I am not that mom. Sorry kids. And I’ve made it four Christmases so far without even having to give it a thought. Seriously, someone gifted an...
I'm here to talk to you today about Alternative Mother's Day. Now, just so there is no confusion, this is not a post dedicated to a day of celebration for “Alternative Mothers", although goodness knows they need one.  There are plenty...
There is a lot going on this weekend, here are some of our favorite events! Friday, December 11, 2015 Naughty or Nice @ Church Street Marketplace No matter what side of Santa’s list you fall on this year, downtown Burlington is the...
Each year, I search for the perfect holiday teacher gifts for my children's teachers. I can’t think of a better way to show my appreciation for the hard-working men and women in my children's lives than by giving them...

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Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all