As parents, we eventually have to ask ourselves, where should we send our kids to school? Everyone has an opinion and no one agrees. Arguments about diversity, economic accessibility, and privilege abound, not to mention educational philosophies. It's easy...
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...
My daughter loves sticks. And rocks. And dirt. And flowers. And all living and crawling things. We have a rock collection in front of our door that has turned into a MASSIVE pile. I mean she could build her...
I’ve got some pretty ridiculous parenting nightmares floating around in my head. For instance, my biggest fear while pregnant was that my kid would pretend to be an animal all the time. (Totally freaked me out and of course,...
My family is starting to plan for our third year of homeschooling in Vermont. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic, it looks like many Vermont families will be joining the ranks of homeschoolers this fall. I have heard from a...
Before I settled on a preschool for my son last fall I was kind of anxious about it. Quite frankly, it was ridiculous. It's only preschool, not college! All I was really looking for is some socialization for my...
It was April 5th, around lunchtime. I was at a conference with a fellow teacher (and friend) when I decided that I was going to leave my job. Now, I don't mean that I had one of those, “I...
It was time to head home after a fun children’s story hour at our library, when my 18-month-old daughter and I were surprised by a loudspeaker announcement that school lockdown procedures were being implemented. Since the library was directly...
This is the third and final part of a 3 part series about Foster Care. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it's followed in May by National Foster Care Month, so what better time to dive into...
When my husband went back to work after the birth of our second child, I began to wonder whose idea this whole ‘second child thing’ was anyway.  How was I going to attend to a newborn and a three...
We’ve all heard the statements from our parents and grandparents, “Well in my day…” I’ll admit that I’ve rolled my eyes a time or two(hundred) listening to the stories about how “when we were kids we played outside from sun up...

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As the Holiday season fast approaches I find myself grasping at gift ideas. Allow me to backtrack a bit first. Last year, and every year before, my kids made out at Christmas. Presents upon presents. Our tree was lit alone...
Oooh, that’s too bad she needs a reading tutor. No. No, it isn’t. That, my friends, is the exact response I have given to several people in my life who have expressed dismay about my daughter needing a reading tutor....
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