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...
There is a silent battle waging for every parent who has multiple children. This battle relentlessly tries to tell us that we’re not giving our kids equal attention and love. It may be a silent battle, but it is...
I’m an artsy fartsy maker type, and I’d like to propose tinkering as a form of meditation. I don’t do yoga. That’s actually a lie. I took ballet and swimming as a kid. I’m super flexible and am fully capable of...
My son Abe was diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer in his leg in December of his senior year of high school (Read about Abe's experience in the article titled, "Patience and Persistence.") The normal excitement and milestones...
School safety has been a major concern for me ever since my oldest child started kindergarten over a decade ago. At the time, I worked from home, so I drove him to school and picked him up every day....
Oh, fall, how I love you. Cooler weather, apple picking, beautiful leaves, and back-to-school time! Sure, I’ll miss the beach and the (sort of) lazy days, but I welcome the routine and rhythm of the school year. When I...
When I receive the phone call from the snowboard instructor, I know the routine fielding this type of call. My son was having behavioral issues, crying, melting down, and not being able to follow directions, and I needed to...
  My daughter leads with her belly. I’ve spent the past thirty years sucking mine in. She’s just about at that age this process will begin. I want to find the crossroads, the very spot at which she turns from...
The first time my son said, “Mom, can I have some money?” I knew we were in trouble. My husband and I had yet to decide how to handle the allowances-chores-saving-spending money vortex with our children. By some small...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more information has been shared about how to keep you and your family safe. Information is coming at us from all directions and sometimes it can be tough to know what to...
“I would be a calm mom if I had fewer kids,” I say when I feel overwhelmed by my five children– ages eight and under.  Before having babies, I was pretty easygoing, but as my brood of children grew, so...
Being a wife and mother at the same time is the most difficult role I have ever had in my life. But it’s not like being a wife, or being a mom is easy on its own.  Married Life Before I...
Summer is short here in Vermont. We got a rare May preview of it when it hit 80 for a few days in a row before we even got our snow tires off. This brief glimpse of summer made me...
When I moved to the United States from India almost 2 decades ago, the science geek in me thought I would be a lab rat for the rest of my life. Even though I earned my Master of Science...

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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...