Decluttering and tidying -- they remind me a bit of the chicken and the egg scenario. Which problem really came first? And with the solutions of organization and a minimalist lifestyle being all the rage, how do you know...
A week or so ago, I found myself multitasking away... Making a dish for a potluck, while helping my daughter happily put together a book collecting her most recent artwork, while on the phone listening to the details of...
I am not on board with Marie Kondo, and minimalism is definitely not my thing. Don't even talk to me about a new way to fold.  I am a maximalist, and I want table lamps, extra pillows, snuggly blankets, houseplants,...
"The BVTMB is getting real this week about a sometimes taboo, but important topic...S-E-X!  Our team is sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly...and maybe the humorous and kinky too... about sex after kids in hopes that some...
My mom still lives in my childhood home. She won't be there for long, though. By next year, she will be moving into a new place, in a new town, with my brother and sister-in-law. The house is nothing special...
I used to be a messy person - like, can’t-ever-see-the-floor messy - but have turned a corner in the past few years thanks to one thing: dramatically reducing my belongings. My husband has thankfully been on board for the...
The Chinese art of Feng Shui is based on ancient principles of energy flow. We can understand how acupuncture works by unblocking channels, or meridians, and creating a healthy flow of Qi (energy) and blood. Pressure work on acupuncture...
My daughter is the opposite of me. I've often joked with my sister because her daughter is like me "everything in it's place" whereas my daughter leaves her wardrobe on the floor.  Occasionally, she will have moments of organization.  She...
As parents, we have some common goals: to raise happy and healthy kids, to get more time with our family, to spend less on groceries and unexpected life events, and save money. Right?  Recently, I wrote about my tips for...
Are you a list maker? Do you have lists of lists? Do you have sticky notes stuck all around? Half-used planners from years past? Do you ever stop conversations to write something down? Are you a visual learner? Do...
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...
It's finally here - Spring! Spring symbolizes new beginning and what better way to start fresh than to spring clean your garage! It's warm enough to get outside to tackle this project. Pick a weekend - you may need both...
Are you considering raising guinea hens for tick control on your property? We’ve tried it and highly recommend it. Beware though, there are a few things to think through before raising guinea hens in your backyard. Here’s what we learned...
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...

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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...