Katie Miller

Katie is a native Vermonter from Castleton who now lives in Saint Albans with her husband, toddler, and baby, in an 1895 cape house that they are DIY renovating. She has a BFA in photography and a master's degree in arts administration and is the director of Inclusive Arts Vermont. Katie's passions in life are making sure all voices are heard, the arts, creemees, and pie. In her free time, she enjoys working on home renovations, photography, hand-lettering, cooking, and spending time with her family.
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Easy Breakfast Recipe: Blueberry Oat Milk Pan Muffins

A few weeks ago, I made a colossal mistake. A mistake so major, so upsetting, so not-fixable that I did what any millennial would do: I shared it on Instagram. You see, I ran out...
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Get In The Work Zone: Five Tips to Work More Efficiently

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...
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I’m a Mess: Learning the Difference Between Decluttering and Tidying Up

Decluttering and tidying -- they remind me a bit of the chicken and the egg scenario. Which problem really came first? And with the solutions of organization and a minimalist lifestyle being all the...

Just Do Nothing: My Potty Training Secrets Revealed

The first week in January, my family rang in a new year. The second week, the baby learned to crawl. The third, our preschooler potty trained herself. Last weekend, the baby started walking. Then...
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Celebrating Black History Month With My Preschooler

On January 20th, Inauguration Day, as I sat with both of my young girls in my lap, I had tears in my eyes. I was elated to see a Black and Asian-American woman sworn...
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Talk Nerdy to Me: How Role Playing Games Made My Marriage Fun Again

It’s 7:50 p.m. My children are asleep, soundly. My husband pulls a wooden cigar box out of the credenza in our dining room, an excited gleam in his eye that I don’t often see....

Growing Up Female: The Tale of the Teen Who Dared to Paint Her Nails

My name is Katie, and my pronouns are she, her, and hers. But there was a time when I wasn’t so sure about that. Not that I thought I wasn’t a girl, but I...
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I Don’t Care if My Leggings Offend You: In Defense of my Casual Style

Not long ago, a fellow Vermont Mom writer shared a piece of writing about the importance of “looking your best” even now, during Covid. While I know in this person’s heart it was written...
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What 2020 Taught Me: A Year In Review

Yesterday, I was shopping and arrived at the self-checkout lane. As I scanned my items, I saw two young women, not more than 20, start to scan things, their arms piled high with small...
Winter Gear: Vermont Moms' Favorites for All Ages and Budgets

Winter Gear: Vermont Moms’ Favorites for All Ages and Budgets

Winter is coming. Or, given the snowflakes falling outside my window and the below-freezing temps as I write this, it’s already here. If you’re new to Vermont and looking for some ideas of what...
Four Cozy Recipes for Fall You Can Put in a Pie Dish

Four Cozy Recipes for Fall You Can Put in a Pie Dish

With the temperatures dropping and the leaves falling, I’m looking to get cozy. I have pulled out my wool socks and oversized sweaters. The apple cider is in the fridge. I am so very...
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Let’s Get Real: I am Not Cut Out to Be a Stay-At-Home Mom

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...
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I Can’t Quit Mom Shaming Myself

Yesterday I dropped a PlayStation controller on my child’s face. Actually, it fell off of a shelf four feet above the ground, directly into the eye of my newborn. The baby everyone describes as...

Mixed Emotions about Breastfeeding from a Second-Time Mama

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and once again my social media feed is filled with photos of beautiful mothers nursing beautiful babies. If this makes your skin crawl with a range of hard-to-handle emotions, you’re...