Is Internet safety the "Birds and the Bees" talk of today? How do you even begin to address social media safety, Internet precautions, and critical thinking about information that's published online with your kids?  Today, BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is happy...
I am a bookworm. As soon as I could read, I discovered a rich fantasy that I never wanted to abandon. Books contain my favorite places, my best friends, and have been my faithful companions for my entire life. Sharing this love...
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...
We are excited to be participating in the Booking Across the USA project as Vermont's representative blog! In an effort to showcase regional books, blogs in each state are highlighting a book unique to their culture/state. To get some ideas...
“How can I help my kids love art?” My mother asked my first-grade teacher. My mom was not an expert in art herself but had an inkling from parenting books that it would be a good thing to expose...
As I tucked my children, ages 6 and 9, into bed tonight, I reflected upon the last year and how difficult it has been for them and how much of their lives have changed since Covid-19 turned the world...
I recently got a sneak peak of the Parent Toolkit app for Apple and Android. The purpose of the app is to "help you navigate your child’s growth and development from Pre-K through 12th grade in the classroom and beyond."...
Our children spend a gazillion hours of their lives in school, so chances are good that you and your child will have to speak with a teacher about a problem at some point. But teachers, you may have noticed,...
We listen to music ALL day at home and over the years have heard the good, the bad and the just plain irritating when it comes to children's albums. There are a lot of fish in the sea of...
The first week of May is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week across the country. Pandemic or not, I feel we need to take the time to thank our children’s teachers despite all of the current distractions.  Recognizing teachers this week...
I was one of those kids with her nose always in a book.  I remember looking forward to high school because I heard older kids complaining about having to read a long list of books in their literature classes,...
{Disclaimer: We are working with The Schoolhouse Learning Center to bring you this post.}  As moms, we hope our kids grow up to be happy (or at least content) and successful (whatever that means for them). For our family, The...
During the last three years, I have worked as a substitute teacher, and it has become more and more apparent to me that people who become teachers do not do it for the money. They are worth far more...
I love me some summer reading, but y'all. I didn't have time to read this summer, did you? Temps are settling down and so am I, and who can resist a good curl on the sofa with a quilt...

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