My husband always says that “Vermont is the greatest exporter of young people'' and now we’re living it. Even though we make a decent income, we’re finding we can’t afford to live here anymore. My family has been priced...
I will be proud if my kids grow up to be garbage men. Louder now for the people in the back! Yes! It’s true. Frankly, I’d be proud if my kids grow up and work in any trade. Plumber, electrician, carpenter,...
It’s 12:51 p.m. on a Tuesday. The kids are finishing up their lunch and my husband's car is rolling in the driveway. He is fresh off of a 9-hour shift at work and has been up for 12 hours....
As I write this, we have been in a state of emergency for 185 days. I know that because it started the day my second child was born. In those past 185 days, I have learned something very important...
Like so many others, my small business shut its doors on March 16, 2020, and has yet to reopen. The two blurry months that followed have been full of uncertainty, desperate searches for guidance from the state, application after...
Before I started college, I never really thought much about the profession of nursing. But once I hit twenty one that all changed. I was one of those early twenty-year-olds that every parent hopes they never have: the early...
Truth - I’m not very organized by nature.  I’m pretty laid back and messy. If you don’t believe me, take a look at my car or dresser - or ask my husband (he’d be happy to tell you allllll about...
I have barriers standing between me and a dream career that makes me feel fulfilled, instead of obligated. Recently I woke up depressed. I don’t mean to negate the feelings of depression for those who suffer daily, but it was...
The work from home mom life presents some serious challenges. If you don’t believe me, you’re going to want to read about my summer struggles… and here’s a preview: think naked bottoms and screaming children during a video conference...
My student debt has me trapped, and I’m paying for a degree that I don’t even use. I just had a birthday, and each year as I inch closer to 35 I think about my dreams. I review the plans...
I don’t know what I’m doing. There. I said it… Are you happy, world??? This dad’s life is basically a series of hot messes that I’m desperately trying to contain with Kirkland brand disinfecting wipes. Shout out to Costco for...
It’s my fault my family is in debt. Grabbed your attention didn’t I? Let’s visit the me of several years ago. You see, I liked material things. I craved the momentary comfort and thrill that I felt when I purchased...
Currently, my husband of 13 years and I are on the precipice of something we haven’t had any interest in until now. Homeownership. We have two children, one six and one nearly four. We have rented our entire relationship...
Before we moved to Vermont, my husband and I had our holiday schedule streamlined. When we had kids, we decided that we would not run around and try to see everyone on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We...

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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...