The idea that high-speed home Internet access is a necessity was brought to the forefront of our collective consciousness by the COVID-19 pandemic. There were periods of time when many families were stuck at home, but the Internet allowed...
Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends with our glorious Vermont fall activities. Come on... Vermont fall is incredible, and it offers countless...
Are you considering raising guinea hens for tick control on your property? We’ve tried it and highly recommend it. Beware though, there are a few things to think through before raising guinea hens in your backyard. Here’s what we learned...
In the winter of 2017, I went through a hard time in my personal life. I felt helpless, out of control, and I couldn’t stop dwelling on what was going wrong. I decided that if I couldn’t help myself...
When you turn off of Harbor road in Shelburne onto the winding dirt path that will lead you to New Village Farm, one of the first things you’ll see is a sign that reads: You Belong. Having spent a...
The end of summer is in sight, and our Vermont summer bucket list is in the bag! Vermont summer activities are so much fun. And let’s face it, summer here is short-lived. I like to plan my family’s sparkling summer...
We’ve all seen Dirty Dancing, right? Watching Dirty Dancing while belting out the words to every song is a summer tradition in my family. And even if you haven’t seen the movie, or heard my rendition of “Stay” sung...
There’s nothing like the smell of a dairy farm in the morning. If you grew up in rural Vermont, it’s a familiar smell and not one most of us recoil from. It’s sort of comforting, in a way, and...
I have Googled variations of “kid-friendly activities near me” countless times and always end up short-handed. The results are invariably the same: too expensive or too old for my preschool-age kid. I then make my way over to Pinterest...
Girl, you are crazy! That is the reaction I get when a friend or family member learns about my new hobby. “You seriously go into freezing water... in the middle of winter in Vermont... for fun?” I hate being cold, so...
In July, my family moved from Vermont to South Carolina. You can read about our journey. To summarize: my family was priced out of Vermont due to the rising cost of rent and lack of appropriate housing options. I...
When I think about why this mom loves Vermont, many of the usual things come to mind: fresh air, unspoiled spaces, beautiful mountains and valleys, room to roam, and the ability to play outside all year long. Vermonters love...
Maple syrup and Vermont go together like a match made in heaven. My family loves maple syrup. We visit at least one sugarhouse every spring. It's a Vermont tradition! However, you don't need to stop at syrup. There are plenty...
The Vermont Guide to Preschools in Burlington and Beyond is just what Vermont families need to make the tough choice of where to send their little ones when the time is right. Are you on the hunt for a good...

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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...