I use some crazy cleaning strategies in my house. I get desperate for a solution to the mess. Crazy cleaning strategies are the only ones that actually work in my house. I have tried the more usual methods, such as...
I have wanted a kitchen renovation ever since I moved into my house twelve years ago. However, we kept putting off the kitchen renovation because we had no idea what to expect. My husband had done smaller projects around the...
I have a love/hate relationship with laundry. I love that all I have to get it washed is toss it in the machine.  It’s just so easy in comparison to everything else I do around the house. At least until I...
Except for two standard-length maternity leaves, I have worked outside the home throughout my motherhood tenure. In the wake of school closures in mid-March and the ensuing “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, my kids and I, like most parents...
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...
Are you in need of a beautiful, yet inexpensive storage solution for all those toys, winter accessories, or junk piles lying around? I'm loving the rope baskets and bowls that I see in magazines and home stores, why am I...
When my daughter was a newborn, my phone was by my side 24/7. It became my way to pass the time during round-the-clock feedings and was useful for everything from snapping a zillion photos, staying in touch with friends and...
Lately I've been contemplating how I feed my family. I work hard to stock my kitchen with healthy snacks. Soda is a rare treat, baked goods are typically homemade, and I (almost) always home-cook meals. I try to avoid high fructose corn...
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Mornings by Mom

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Mornings are hard now. School is back in session and I am back to work full-time. The easy breezy days of summer are long gone and the busy, bustling, over-scheduled days are upon us. Running to the bus, running...
Three years ago, I gave birth to a precious baby girl, which has provided me with the opportunity to finally shop in the ninety percent of the store that is dedicated to the color pink. For years, I dreamed...

Clean Freak

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I’m one of those moms who loves the precious moments with my kids.  I do, really. But I also like having a clean house. Since having my third precious moment maker, I’ve fallen behind on what I’d already fallen behind on....
Your home office is a breeding ground for paper. It seems to multiply overnight causing the piles to close in around you. It doesn’t have to be this way.  I will share with you my learned insight about paper clutter.  I’m...
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...
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...

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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...