A popular saying goes that when couples marry, women think they will change their husbands and men think their wives will never change. Yeah… good luck with that, people. I heard that statement years ago, and it stuck in...
For Valentine’s Day this year, my husband “gave” me a pair of warm, winter boots that I’d purchased for myself. In return, I gave him much needed winter mittens. At first glance, these might seem like bad Valentine’s gifts,...
One of the hardest times for me as a parent was the year that my son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It wasn’t due to the fact of his autism diagnosis, but due to the fact that...
Dedicated to my friend, as she faces divorce. Dear friend, There is no realization quite like the sinking certainty that your marriage can not continue. The instant when a hard-working, loyal, loving, and vibrant woman like you knows without a flicker...
After six years of silence, Adele finds her voice, offering up the ultimate divorced moms’ anthem in “Easy On Me,” the first single from her new album 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ASj1L6_sY This morning, I woke up to a deluge of news articles about...
My husband works for the federal government. When mention of a government shutdown due to the inability of Congress to agree on a budget starts circulating, we pay close attention. News related to this event becomes monumentally important. We...
Today is our 15th Valentine's Day together, and next month will bring our 14th wedding anniversary. This has been a wild and crazy ride, to put it mildly. Shortly after we stood in front of family and friends and became...
 After 4 and 1/2 years of sporadic online dating, punctuated by several lovely relationships, I shared my experiences with online dating as a single mom. Before the piece was published, however, I closed my 3 virtual dating accounts. Why you may...
There’s no use crying over spilled milk. Those seven words have been a life’s goal of mine. I have tried my hardest to not let the small stresses of life impact my mood. But try as we might, my husband...
Attention all those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for those special moms in your life; I know just what you’re looking for! While flowers are always appreciated, going out to dinner is a good bet, and homemade cards...
DIY projects, or, for the uninitiated, do-it-yourself projects, are my current addiction, and I don’t see them going away anytime soon. I don’t know if it’s my age or my way of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, but I can’t...
When I first started dating my husband I didn't even really know what the term blood sugar meant. I certainly didn't know what was considered a "normal" blood sugar range (which is around 80-120). And I had no idea...
I love when my husband gets mad. He immediately screams, jumps on his phone to post something aggressive, writes a scathing letter to the newspaper editor, tells you why you’re wrong and he’s right… you name it. Just kidding. This...
When I started working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in New York in 2006, I was working long days, from about 7:45AM, until anywhere from 4 to 6PM. I had to travel between clients, and sometimes I was able...

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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...