Prosperity, renewal, adaptability, and ambition. If these sound like words you’d like to associate with 2020, you’re in luck. The year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac is upon us, starting January 25, 2020. Chinese new years are based...
Here’s to a new year, a new decade, and a new beginning. Each year seems to go by faster and faster. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for daily tasks, nor enough days in the...
Does anyone else ever create resolutions for the new year, only to not follow up on them? I always have the best intentions on January first, but by March, my excitement has waned and those good intentions give way...
By this point it’s no secret, I love to get creative with my kid. I also love sharing open-ended project ideas that aren’t intimidating with other parents. Today, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favorite...
Gingerbread cookies are such a classic treat for the holidays. I have always loved eating gingerbread cookies, but I just bought mine from a store. Making them from scratch seemed like way too much work. Also, while my baking tends...
I have loved Christmas since I was a child. As an adult, though, I'm experiencing Christmas overload. I am overwhelmed with all things Christmas. I want to enjoy the season and create some magical memories for my children. However, the...
Every year for Thanksgiving, my husband and I visit his family in Massachusetts for a couple of days. It’s about a four-hour drive. Never one to sit idle on one family trip, I was looking for something to occupy...
A few months ago, I stepped on the scale at my yearly check-up. I noticed that the number on the scale was about 25 lbs more than it had been the last time I had stepped on it about...
If Vermont is known for anything, it’s our sense of community. I always thought this, but after moving out of Vermont for a couple of years, I quickly realized how much this rings true. Vermonters are (mostly) very neighborly, considerate,...
Turkey Chili Stuffed Delicata Squash Mummies With Halloween just gone by, and Thanksgiving coming, these stuffed squash mummies are a fun way to celebrate the fall harvest with a festive family dinner. Ground turkey, beans, and veggies make this a...
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...
When I was pregnant with my eldest daughter, a lot of my dreams centered on the various holiday traditions I was going to create and share with her. A lot of these dreams focused on sharing scary Halloween traditions. The...
Summer break is just around the corner here in Vermont. I love having my kids home with me and look forward to all of the fun outdoor things we can get into. However, I dread rainy days. I hate...
As I’ve grown older, my short term memory has grown worse. So much so that I actually asked my doctor if early onset Alzheimer’s was a possibility. His response was, no, you’re a mom. That was all he said,...

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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...