Watching my own children grow up brings me nostalgia for my own childhood. There are so many things I experienced growing up in the nineties that my children will never get to experience. Some things are better left in the...
If you’ve ever seen a Hasidic Jewish person on TV shows, movies, or in popular documentaries, then take that portrayal and throw it away. I’m a Hasidic Jewish woman living and working in Vermont. Some may say I’m ultra-orthodox, but...
2021 is almost over, and let's take a moment to celebrate the passage of time. As always, it is our privilege to connect with all of you and to be a support, resource, and voice for Vermont moms and...
I have been waiting with bated breath for months and months for Sing 2 to be released. I am simply so excited about this movie! I tell people that my daughter wants to see it, or that we will see...
I Am a Motherless Mom

I Am a Motherless Mom

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I am a motherless mom. My mother was sick the entirety of the 8 years she was in my life. This led to frequent and often lengthy hospital stays until she passed away the summer before I started 3rd grade.  A...
My daughter was crying one night. What was wrong? She was worried that she is fat. I was shocked that a nine-year-old would worry about being fat. When I was nine, I was mostly concerned about playing with my dolls...
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...
We’ve heard of sick days, mental health days, vacation days, and whatever other labels are assigned to time off, but for kids, I think there should also be a “health day” category. As my kids get older and have...
It’s peak foliage season here in Vermont. The leaves are a brilliant rainbow of warm tones, apples are ripe for the picking, and folks are flocking to pumpkin patches. It’s time for mulled cider, harvest festivals, and wool socks...
We finally did it. My husband and I ventured out of the house for dinner with our two toddlers for the first time in, well, I don’t remember how long, but it was a long time. We’re not a...
Have you seen the real estate market lately? It’s an awful time to buy, but a great time to sell! We had zero intentions of selling our home. It was our first and forever home together. That is, until...
A friend told me about a poem she recalls from her birth class. The gist of this poem is that your child takes his first steps away from you on the day he was born. My only child, a...
My personal struggles with ADHD came to the forefront when I became a stay-at-home mom before my 2nd child was born. There are five ways ADHD makes me a "bad" mom, but through reflection and practice, I've learned to...
I recently heard about ADHD task bracelets and I was instantly intrigued. What even is an ADHD task bracelet? Basically, it's just a bracelet that helps remind you of all the things that you need to do throughout the day....

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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...