I really enjoy Halloween. I love seeing everyone dressed up and their creative costumes, haunted houses, the Teal Pumpkin Project, and the fun events planned in our community. However, if you would walk into my house right now, you would...
Earlier this year, my son’s daycare had a Castles and Dragons-themed week. The kids were invited to dress up for the occasion. A few weeks prior, we happened to visit Medieval Times, and our son became obsessed with knights,...
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 all started a long, long time ago… kidding! The first COVID Christmas happened to coincide with my kids being the ripe old ages of four and two. The ages when a box can be a favorite toy, and...
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 state, Vermont has so many terrific holiday activities in December, all set in our gorgeous...
Are you new to Vermont and wondering where to get a freshly-cut Christmas tree this year? Or maybe just a live one, even if it is pre-cut? Or maybe you have always had an artificial tree but want a...
If you don't feel like cooking this year, we get it. Some years, we just need a break and it's perfectly fine to let someone else do the cooking. Seriously, sit back. You deserve it. If you are looking for...
As the holidays quickly approach, I’ve been brainstorming, crowdsourcing, and researching thoughtful and frugal gifts for teachers and school support staff who all help make my daughter’s school the wonderful place of learning that it is. This is my...
Vermont Mom has finished our 2021 series of favorite Vermont Made gifts with what matters most - time spent together exploring our Brave Little State! Coming up with the categories was tough, to say the least. So many to choose...
Gift-giving can be tough and overwhelming but Vermont Mom's series of posts about our favorite Vermont Made gifts have you covered! We've picked Vermont businesses that never disappoint. Gift cards can be a wonderful option, they put the selection in...
Ah, it’s December. It’s time for the good ol’ Elf on the Shelf to come roaring back into social media pics. Yes, Sally, I see that fun idea you just shared about freezing the Elf with Elsa’s powers. I...
Pre-pandemic, one of the most popular gift trends for birthdays and holidays appeared to be experience gifts. I think we will start to see more of this trend again. For those unfamiliar with the term, “experience gifts” refers to giving...
Vermont Mom has you covered with our 2021 edition of our favorite Vermont gifts for kids! Littles can be the hardest to shop for. It's easy to get them stuff, for sure. But it is much harder to find the...
Get ready for part two of our Vermont Mom favorite Vermont gifts of 2021! We’ve got a fantastic series coming your way. And this one is no exception- Vermont Mom's favorite Vermont gifts for guys has got you covered. This...

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