Hey there, moms of high school seniors: the baker of cupcakes, the host of the team dinners, the organizer of Senior Night, the coordinator of the fundraiser and the keeper of photos because this is The Last Season. I...
My son was born on September 11, 2003: the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, on the Pentagon, and on the airplane that nosedived into a field in rural Pennsylvania. The events of September 11,...
I am the mom of an incredible, funny, and charming four-year-old who is autistic and legally blind. I also work for Inclusive Arts Vermont, a non-profit focused on making our state more accessible for people with disabilities. A significant...
I am one thousand percent team #FreeBritney. I have to admit, however, that something about the movement doesn’t sit right with me. If you’re not up on the news, the queen of 2000s pop, Britney Spears, is currently in a...
“Full disclosure. Every time I look at the Vermont Mom Contributing Writer’s checklist for what we have to do before submitting a post, I get overwhelmed. Simply because it’s new and I don’t want to mess it up. I...
This is my story of domestic violence.   I met my abuser in March 2010. He love-bombed me. I thought he was perfect. I ignored red flags including his previous domestic violence charge. That girl was crazy, he said.   By May, I was pregnant. My life became...
Disclaimer: This is absolutely, like 100%, not - at all - in any way, shape, or form, medical advice. In fact, it couldn’t be any further from medical advice. It is the opposite of medical advice. It is anti-medical...
Let’s talk about stress. It’s my favorite topic lately. I’m pretty sure we all experience some level of stress and anxiety. And we all perceive and respond to that stress differently. The key is finding balance in that stress...
I've become completely obsessed with knowing my kids. Let me explain. The other day, I was listening to Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran. And the lyrics hit me hard. Don’t laugh, that’s not a punchline. Ed Sheeran is in...
According to the articles I’ve read, the Mother Wound is a loss or lack of mothering that has an impact that can be passed down through generations. Putting a name to this concept is compelling. It is a catalyst...
I can remember being a child and thinking that choosing adoption was the most altruistic thing that anyone could do. That is, anyone but me.  You see, I didn’t set out to begin motherhood by choosing adoption. In fact, I...
Okay Meredith, even though you suck at socializing, let's give it a go. Oh God, they’re talking about wine… I don’t know anything about wine. Shoot. Okay, just nod your head and wait for the next topic to come...
Caffeine is not just in coffee. Today we find caffeine in energy drinks, candy bars, tea, and soda. The natural boost from caffeine releases dopamine in our brains, which adults with ADHD swear helps them stay focused. But is...
I think we can agree that our new coronavirus-inspired lifestyle has been less than fun and has likely been filled with many ups and downs. Today, I want to lighten the mood and share some pandemic confessions from a...

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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...