My parents have both been blessed with green thumbs that would make Mother Nature herself proud. Throughout my childhood, the two of them maintained a vegetable garden that was approximately one-quarter of an acre in size and provided our...
Let’s celebrate Halloween with a fun treat! This cute Halloween spiderweb cake is easy to make and delicious to eat! My kids absolutely love celebrating holidays. They also enjoy baking with me and devouring the treats we create. This project...
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”...
Last week, our family took a little day trip to Shelburne Farms. If you haven’t been, you should definitely get out there. They have tons of hiking and walking trails, a children’s farmyard with lots of animals to see...
Early spring is my favorite time of year for so many reasons. Just when the winter blues have tried to suffocate me, I notice the buds swelling on tree limbs, colors of wildflowers bursting through the snow like a...
Here are three easy, healthy and very inexpensive family-friendly recipes using one of our favorite popular fruits. Bananas! They are cheap and downright delicious. Chock full of good, fast energy, bananas contain a good source of fiber and potassium, as...
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...
We know that it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding our families. When you are contending with picky eaters, time constraints, and sleep deprivation, meal planning and food prep can often...
Summer is here, which means it's time for campfire food! Campfire food is so exciting for kids, whether it's at a campsite, a park, or even your own backyard. There is something so satisfying about cooking over an open fire....
It’s spring in Vermont, and we all know what that means. It’s sugaring time! The sap starts to flow in the maple trees, not to mention in the veins of the locals. There are bright blue tubing lines and metal...
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...
Summer! A time for playing outdoors, grilling and summer cocktails. I am usually a red wine girl but as we mark the beginning of summer with Memorial Day, I start getting excited about refreshing summer cocktails. These cocktails keep me...
With the temperatures dropping and the leaves falling, I’m looking to get cozy. I have pulled out my wool socks and oversized sweaters. The apple cider is in the fridge. I am so very ready for fall. To me,...
I love rotisserie chicken. I breeze into the grocery store, grab a fully cooked chicken, and enjoy the wonderful smell all the way home. For busy families, rotisserie chicken is an incredible gift. I buy one every week. It’s a...

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In March of 2021, a year or so into the Covid-19 pandemic, our family felt like we had reached our limit of “indoor togetherness”....