My fingers dance over the keyboard, hesitating to click “Submit” on my first post for Vermont Mom. I read it over for the 20th time, hoping to catch any inevitable errors prior to my editor’s review. Am I really...
DISCLAIMER- Mario writes about her personal experience with breast cancer and is trying to articulate the struggles she has with medication side effects, survivorship decisions, and mortality. Many people tolerate hormone blockade without significant side effects. She absolutely believes...
I have been in the fashion and beauty business since 1977. During that time, I have developed many opinions about stylish living. People have often suggested that I write a book, but I don’t think I am patient enough...
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...
Most people think food allergies are only diagnosed in kids, but both children and adults can develop different food allergies. In fact, 10.4% of the US population is food allergic, which translates to upwards of 32 million people. One...
Paddleboards are a great way to enjoy the water with your entire family. Paddleboards are easy enough for anyone to use! You can use them on just about any body of water. Paddleboards are also a great way for the...
We can't let the Me Too Movement go. Not yet, anyway. There are some people who believe the Me Too Movement went too far in demonizing men, making them afraid to joke, compliment, touch, or otherwise interact with people who...
As I get older, “move more and feel better” has become my mantra. No matter what exercise I choose, each day that I move more, I feel better. With warmer weather on the horizon, my thoughts are turning to summer...
Thank you so much for coming out to our show, we hope to see you next weekend and have a beautiful night! Everyone cheered, and it was not just the cheers of adoring fans, but it was also the cheers...
My hearing loss was at the forefront of my mind when I was suddenly thrust into this pandemic. How would I navigate the world without lip reading? How would I communicate through an additional sound barrier? Masks are necessary...
The murder of Sarah Everard has highlighted an important issue for women: we aren't safe walking alone at night. Can't women feel safe? Sarah Everard was a Londoner. She was walking home around 9pm and went missing. Then police found...
When I think of getting a shot, having blood drawn, or even going to the dentist, my heart begins to race. My palms sweat. I start to think of excuses not to go to the appointment and bargain with...
There are so many things that I appreciate now because the pandemic took them away. I didn't realize how many things in life that I simply took for granted. When these things were taken away, I yearned for them. I...
I just scheduled my first Covid vaccine. And I feel some odd combination of gratitude, relief, guilt, and shame. I am eligible to sign up for the Covid vaccine because I am fat. I am “severely obese” or whatever you want...

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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...