Vermont Mom believes in shopping local. We ARE local, written and run by Vermont moms, and we want to keep our money in our state and support our local economy. We also know that we are all busier than...
The school year is in full swing and the holidays are just around the corner. Now is the time we, as parents and caregivers, have started thinking of how to thank our children’s teachers and show our gratitude for...
It's time for our Vermont Mom favorite Vermont gifts of 2021! We've got a fantastic series coming your way. First to drop is, of course, our picks for ladies - or for anyone who loves Vermont-made gifts! To start, Vermont Mom...
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...
With springtime springing, we know that Easter is right around the corner, and it's time to dye some eggs in our house. This year, we decided to venture into natural dying and thought we’d share our experience making naturally...
On January 20th, Inauguration Day, as I sat with both of my young girls in my lap, I had tears in my eyes. I was elated to see a Black and Asian-American woman sworn into one of the two...
There appear to be three different kinds of Valentine’s Day people. You either love the day, despise the day, or if you're like my forever Valentine- you do it for the kids. Somewhere along the way, Valentine’s Day was marketed...
Chinese New Year 2021: Year of the Ox The year of the Metal Yin Ox is about to begin. Chinese New Years are determined by the lunar, or moon, cycle, and this year, the beginning of the Year of the...
I learned to love Valentine's Day when I had children, ending my fitful relationship with the annual day for love. Maybe Cupid’s arrow missed me before I became Mom. Maybe Cupid is a really bad shot and misses most people....
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 found out I was pregnant with my first child at the beginning of December 1995. I wanted to surprise my husband with that knowledge as a Christmas gift, so I wrapped the little positive pregnancy test up in...
This holiday season is proving to be as strange as the rest of 2020, but one thing is still true: I’ll always need last-minute Vermont gifts. Because I love my friends, and I love Vermont. Like many Vermonters, I’m partial...
Christmas has always been a magical time for me. My side of the family is Catholic and, as such, we always celebrated Advent and Christmas according to our religious beliefs and through service to others.  That is not to say, however,...
Thanksgiving traditions are on the cutting board this month as I redefine my expectations for the holiday, 2020-style. Just like everything else this year, COVID has thrown a monkey wrench into our plans, our lives... and our traditions. Finding...

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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