The United States isn't known for having efficient, well-run, and timely healthcare. In fact, anyone who has needed healthcare knows quite the opposite can be true. Vermont, in particular, has extremely limited options for specialized in-state care. I spend...
Yes, I said it. That dirty word starting with a “P”. Get your mind out of the gutter, I said dirty, not inappropriate. Politics. You have a right to formulate diverse political opinions based on your own experiences, judgment,...
There is so much pressure out there to look a certain way. You can find a million “weight loss meal plans” for free on Google right now. We see it time and time again; as people look for seeking...
If I read one more article demanding I make time for self-care, I will burn the Internet to the ground. I mean it. This isn't like the time I threatened to use all the women's magazines in the drugstore to...
There is no question that suffering a miscarriage is devastating, heartbreaking, and all-consuming. Depending on how far along the pregnancy was, the physical recovery itself can be complicated. However, the emotional effects of such a loss can be overwhelming and...
You might not read this in any parenting book, but if I were to write one (God help anyone who would pay money for that) I would start with a chapter about humor. I would tell all prospective parents...
What Is E.F.T., the Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping?  EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping, is a type of meditation or therapy where an individual touches or taps certain points on their body while focusing on one...
Self care is such an important component of anyone’s daily routine. Once you become a mom, however, it can be really hard to find time to take care of yourself. Self care feels selfish and almost spoiled. Self care...
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When I first moved to Vermont nine years ago, I decided that I wanted to start eating better. I slowly started cooking meals that required fresh ingredients, and not just something from a box or a can. After buying a...
The first time I ever tried knitting, I was a wee Girl Scout in elementary school. I knit a headband.  My mom cast on my stitches for me and, with some instruction, off I went, happily knitting. I wish...
As parents, we are always concerned about our children meeting their milestones. We spend a lot of time worrying if their skills are up to par compared to their peers. Both of my children received early intervention services. My son...
COVID-19 is a sickness that is caused by a new type of coronavirus that has received a ton of attention in the media recently. People often call this virus just "coronavirus," but the reality is that this is a new...
By now we’ve all read about, watched, and reflected on Simone Biles’ decision to drop out of the women’s gymnastics team competition in Tokyo after performing on the first apparatus of the night, the vault.  When Biles revealed that her...
I suppose it was stupid of me to think that all of the self-doubt I felt would end the minute I walked across that stage during high school graduation in my cap and gown. I was naive to think that...

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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...