Rey

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A city girl at heart, I moved to Vermont in 2005 and now can’t imagine calling any other place home. Born and half raised in Iran (I moved here when I was 12), I moved a lot before making Vermont home. I live in Essex with my amazing multi-cultural and multi-racial family. My little family consists of my wonderful Canadian husband, my strong, smart and beautiful little girl, Zara (June 2010), and our sweet chocolate lab. I work for the State of Vermont as a Housing Program Officer and own Tala, Taste of Persia, specializing in delicious Persian sweet treats. I am a reluctant runner, love to entertain and shop. My passions are social justice and politics and travel.

A Diverse Summer Reading List for Kids 4-8 Years Old

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Summer break is almost upon us. In our household, summers tend to be busy with lots of activities for my daughter. With all her activities, it is important for us to make time for...

Saving for College – Which Option is Right for You and Your Family?

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I did not attend college the traditional way. My family and I immigrated to the US from Iran when I was twelve, and while I had a solid middle-class upbringing when in Iran, neither one...

Transforming our Home with Art to Reflect my Daughter’s Race and Culture

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Look in the mirror. Now look around you and think about what you see. If you live in Vermont, chances are that while you are at work, out shopping, or at your kid’s school,...

Making the Case for Talk Therapy and Tips on How to Make it Work!

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I have been going to talk therapy on and off for almost 20 years, and I have never understood the stigma that is associated with it. I mean, we have all had the stereotypical...

Allowance: Helping Kids Earn, Spend, Save and Give Money!

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My daughter is 6 and in the last few months, my husband and I have found it challenging to get her to do tasks around the house without constant arguing or whining. At my...

Six Reasons Why Raising a Six-Year-Old is Awesome!

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My daughter is currently six-years-old, and I keep thinking how amazing it is to have a six-year-old companion. Looking back at the last six years, I’ve reminisced  on the many great aspects of each stage...

Mastering the Bike – Losing the Training Wheels, and Riding Safely

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I was determined that this was going to be the summer that my daughter mastered riding her bicycle. Although she got a really nice bike from her grandparents for her 5th birthday, much to...

A Breakup Story – Saying Goodbye to My Uterus!

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For many years I have had a hate-hate relationship with my uterus. This year, a few days before Mother’s Day, I finally got to say goodbye! Good riddance! Adios! Sayonara! That's right- at 43 years...

Washington, DC – A Family Trip Report

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Our family trip to Washington, DC was everything I had hoped it would be. Since I spent so much time planning and obsessing about this trip, I wanted to write a follow-up trip...

Washington, DC! A Family Trip!

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I have been thinking about going to Washington, DC for almost 6 years! Ever since my daughter came home in 2010, I have dreamed about taking her to see the Obama White House. I obsessed...

The Comments Section

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Living in Vermont, sometimes it feels like I live in a liberal bubble. Dictionary.com defines Liberalism as “a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of...

Girlfriend getaways and why they are important

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I love my little family and I adore my daughter. She is a mommy’s girl and at least for the time being prefers spending time with me over anyone else - which makes...

An Atheist Goes to Church

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I spent most of last Sunday in church with my family listening to the pastor's sermon and to the choir sing beautiful songs of worship. It was an awkward several hours for me because...

My Top Ten Podcasts and why you should listen to them!

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I love, love podcasts. There was a time in my life when I would never be without a book and used any extra time I had to devour books. As a mom to a very...