My kids are not into trying new foods. When they were toddlers, I was able to get my kids to try new foods all the time. It was either because they didn't know better or they didn't have much of...
Gingerbread cookies are such a classic treat for the holidays. I have always loved eating gingerbread cookies, but I just bought mine from a store. Making them from scratch seemed like way too much work. Also, while my baking tends...
A few months ago, I stepped on the scale at my yearly check-up. I noticed that the number on the scale was about 25 lbs more than it had been the last time I had stepped on it about...
Turkey Chili Stuffed Delicata Squash Mummies With Halloween just gone by, and Thanksgiving coming, these stuffed squash mummies are a fun way to celebrate the fall harvest with a festive family dinner. Ground turkey, beans, and veggies make this a...
There’s a debate going on among moms - whether or not to use the Switch Witch this Halloween. The Switch Witch sounds pretty perfect. On Halloween, your children put their candy outside their bedroom and the witch swoops down, scoops...
Pear and Cardamom Custard Bake  It’s officially fall. Time to get those ovens dusted off and ready for baking some delicious autumn treats. This recipe is so easy but the presentation makes it looks like it took hours. The cardamom...
Summer time is perfect for a quick, light refreshing dinner. These fish taco bowls are all of those and are packed with lots of flavor.  Fish taco bowls with strawberry mango salsa and lime crema Feeds 6 For the Fish: 2 lbs haddock...
I’m a terrible cook. Let’s just put that out there. Cooking is not my strength.  While I wish I was a phenomenal cook and my family could rave about my delicious yet healthy feasts, I have no issue admitting that...
In the laundry list of things we parents worry about, for some reason, my toddler’s daycare lunches have been a troublesome topic for me. I know it’s silly—there are far greater worries to have—and yet I have spent countless hours...
As my son was about to have his second birthday, I had a very difficult task ahead of me. What to provide for daycare-friendly birthday treats?! First, I’ll just say that I incorrectly assumed that in-class treats were not a “thing”...
I’m not really a New Year’s resolution kind of person. I do always try to reflect on what went well in the past year and what I’d like to change in the coming one. I don’t set strict goals...
December is a busy month. In the middle of all the shopping, planning, and traveling, I want to bake Christmas cookies. How on earth can I find time to bake Christmas cookies? I use every shortcut I can think of!...
Every weekend, meal planning, preparation, and baking are a part of my family’s routine. With a son who is severely allergic to many foods, eating out and eating pre-prepared foods just aren’t options in my home. Our weekend cooking...
We are about one month into the school year. Are you in a dreaded lunch rut yet? For our family, we will likely be packing lunches for our son forever. My son has a number of food allergies, including...

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Outdoor Autumn Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy

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Autumn is a magical time of year in Vermont. The weather may be cooler, but there are so many outdoor autumn activities that your whole...
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