Please note: Vermont Mom Contributing Writer, Mario Trabulsy, MD is a board-certified emergency physician with over 27 years of experience. She is also a renowned and award-winning educator at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, and University of...
What on Earth is a climatarian? In 2015, the New York Times defined a climatarian diet as "a diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change." While this certainly sounds like a worthwhile, noble goal, it also sounds intimidating. But...
Some clothing items are optional but for now, in the age of COVID, a mask is a must! So, now that I am used to the mask mandate, I keep asking myself, "When should I throw my mask away and...
A face mask or covering is the must-have accessory of the year, but what about “maskne?” Maybe this next part is too much information but it’s relevant, I promise. I have a sweaty face. There, I said it. For...
Mario…. I’m really sorry. The disembodied voice came over the phone at 2 pm in the middle of a busy ER where, just moments before, I was the doctor. And now, suddenly, I’m the patient. I’m sure the disembodied voice of...
Please note: Vermont Mom Contributing Writer, Mario Trabulsy, MD is a board-certified emergency physician with over 27 years of experience. She is also a renowned and award-winning educator at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, and University of...
Both of my children have been to see our local oral surgeon. I was nervous when they were referred to the oral surgeon. The title makes him sound so much more intimidating than our dentist! My children were also anxious,...
One of my son’s Christmas gifts this year was a 1000-piece puzzle. I’m more excited to work on it than he is. I love puzzles—they are a reminder that things can come together in some unexpected ways. With love...
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...
Not long ago, a fellow Vermont Mom writer shared a piece of writing about the importance of “looking your best” even now, during Covid. While I know in this person’s heart it was written with the best of intentions,...
Yesterday, I was shopping and arrived at the self-checkout lane. As I scanned my items, I saw two young women, not more than 20, start to scan things, their arms piled high with small items. “Do you have any...
Sometimes I don’t see the world the same way as those around me. It’s comforting because in those moments, I know I’m seeing things differently for a reason. Right now, for example, there is so much uncertainty about what...
My name is Josilyn and I am 35 years old. I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a daughter. I am an aunt. I am a friend. And I found out 8 days ago that I...
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,...

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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...