Whatever happened to the handwritten note? It seems that with growing technology, the additional effort of writing, addressing, and mailing a letter is a thing of the past. For some this simple act of kindness seems archaic, but if...
Here are some of our favorite family friendly activities taking place this weekend! Friday, October 16, 2015 Doughnut Open House Join Doughnut Dilemma from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm to celebrate the yumminess that are their doughnuts. Come celebrate fall with us and...
5 Must-Have Xfinity Gifts for the Family That Has Everything! Bonus - you can have it all in time for Christmas! 2nd Annual Xfinity Couples Night Out Recap and Must-Have Gift Guide! The 2nd Annual Couples Night Out at Xfinity was not...
On the day the phone call came, my brother, Sam, had lived in Vermont for seven years. Seven years and I hadn’t visited him once. Not once. Why? Because I was busy. In those seven years, I had gotten...
Vermont Mom believes in shopping local. We ARE local, written and run by Vermont moms, and we want to keep our money in our state and support our local economy. We also know that we are all busier than...
MMM, fall is in the air this October weekend. Here are a few of our favorite happenings this weekend... Friday, October 10, 2014 to Saturday, October 11, 2014 Fall/Winter Lil’ Vermonters Consignment Sale Mark your calendars! The 2014 Fall/Winter Lil' Vermonters Consignment sale...
Here are some of our favorite happenings taking place this fall weekend... Saturday, November 7, 2015 7th Annual Autumn Wine & Food Festival @ Shelburne Vineyard A benefit for the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. Join Shelburne Vineyard from 11 am to...
Oakledge for All—Vermont’s First Universally Accessible Playground As I reflect on my journey as a parent of a child with special needs, one major theme emerges—it’s hard. Crazy hard, on so many levels—from day to day challenges, educational challenges, medical...
Here are some of our favorite family friendly activities happening this weekend... Saturday, August 15, 2015 City Fest (South Burlington) Head to Veterans Memorial Park for a fun filled Day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the City of South Burlington. There...
Fall fashion is my jam. Yup, I just said that. I actually don’t think I’ve ever said that out loud and only ever thought it with a certain level of self-consciousness. Can moms say “jam” or does this date...
Looking for a place with unique and educational toys? Look no further than Learning Express Toys in Essex Junction! This is a fabulous local toy shop full of unique toys. While they have your typical baby, toddler, and young children...
There are a lot of suggestions for holiday gifts hovering around out there on the interwebs.   From the cute and snuggly, to the weird, to the just plain expensive, you can discover whatever it is you are looking for....
It’s almost Halloween so you know what that means…SKI SEASON!! You seem shocked by this. I’m not sure why. This is Vermont after all. As soon as the beach gear goes away my kids are chomping at the bit to...
Rainy days have the ability to turn my children into the most stir-crazy beings I know. A rainy day during summer break takes the insanity to a whole new level. I had to come up with a plan and...

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Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all