It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Have you hugged your kid’s teacher?  Have you at least thanked them for their time, energy, attention, care, and, well…love that they give your kids each and every day? We here at BVTMB wanted to...
Summer is almost here.  The kids are almost done with school and hopefully, with fingers crossed, the nice, warm weather will return. On Friday, we helped you create your Bucket List of things to do for the summer.  Today I’m...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is part of a larger network called the City Moms Blog Network.  We have sister sites all over the country with teams of Moms doing exactly what we’re doing right here in Burlington.  Today, and now...
Did you all know that Vermont had a monsoon season? I sure didn't, but you can't really argue with the inches (and inches and inches and ... you get the idea) of rain we've gotten this summer. If your kid...
School lunch. Those two words are enough to make some parents shudder. I was among the gaggles of parents who dreaded the chore with a passion. But when our house went from one packed lunch to three, my husband and I...
I'm thinking about signing up for some writing seminars. Like, maybe: Exploding the Moment: Making the Most of the Minimal in Prose and Poetry. Or: Using Structure to Enhance Meaning in Creative Non-Fiction. Or how about this one: Block This! Priming the Pump for...
I want to tell you about this wonderful program called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  At the beginning of the year a friend of mine clued me in to this program that will send your child a book a...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is part of a larger network called the City Moms Blog Network.  We have sister sites all over the country with teams of Moms doing exactly what we’re doing right here in Burlington.  Today I’m going to...
It's time to start getting ready for back to school here in Vermont. One of the many things I love about the school my boys attend is that they do not ask you to send in a bazillion items...
Have you ever considered homeschooling? When it was time to send my oldest to kindergarten I was considering homeschooling but all the information and rules seemed completely overwhelming.  What I learned over time was that there is a great...
I used to love the first day of school. The anticipation of the unknown mingled with the excitement of seeing my friends always created a sleepless night and an exciting morning! As a former teacher I also loved the first...
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...

Summer Camp Review

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Back in February I attended the Kids VT Camp & School Fair.  My son Aden was turning 5 in April and my husband and I thought that some summer camps would be a good way to prep him for...
Nature has always been an important part of my life. I remember climbing trees and building forts in the strip of woods behind my house, camping overnights with the Girl Scouts, watching bugs, building terrariums for ladybugs and caterpillars....

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The Ultimate Guide to Vermont Fall Fun: What You Don’t Want...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...