There's nothing my kids love more than a big breakfast. Ok, I don't hate it either! One of our "big breakfast" faves is French Toast (with a side of eggs, bacon, and oj - naturally). I've always just made it...
As much and I try to plan ahead and prepare the night before, weekday mornings can still be a little more hectic than I prefer. I can lay out clothing and I can pack bags, but I can’t predict...
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”...
Things are starting to get crazy here on the farm, spring is short in Vermont and we have a lot to do. Our overdue cow, Olivia, gave birth to the most beautiful heifer calf, who we named Octavia. With a fresh...
First the LAX shooting. Then one at the Garden State Plaza in NJ. Followed by some phone-in bomb scares at local NJ schools. My stomping grounds. I've written and re-written my reactions to all of this recent terror so many...
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...
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...
My husband likes things spicy…his food that is!  So I thought I’d step out of my recipe comfort zone and spice things up a bit for Valentine’s Day. Below are my 3 favorite recipes for a tasty Thai feast: 1.      Thai...
There is no doubt that giving birth requires phenomenal physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. I certainly felt zapped and depleted for weeks after giving birth to my daughter. Nutrition, rest, and complimentary therapies work wonders in helping the body...
Food is one of those things that has the power to evoke very specific and detailed memories for all of us. When it comes to celebrating holidays, it’s even more true. For my family, tourtiere is the flavor of the season. No...

Roots In My Smoothie?!

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Roots In My Smoothie? Smoothies are a staple meal in my family’s daily bustle. With a husband in medical school, a step-daughter in elementary school, a newborn, and myself a midwife, we are all either on the go or only...

Simple Homemade Baby Food

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I have this reputation among my family for being somewhat...crunchy. I cosleep when my babies are young. I cloth diaper. I babywear. I (try) to avoid a lot of processed food (though, keeping it real, I just ate a...
There’s something about the chill in the air that just makes me want to brew a giant pot of coffee, put on leggings, and bake.   Bread, muffins, cakes, brownies, biscuits, scones… you name it, I’m baking it (I’m known...
Maple syrup is my favorite Vermont-made product. I always keep a healthy supply of syrup in my refrigerator at all times. That is the Vermont way, right? I also love to visit sugar houses to see the process of making...

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Our First Family Challenge: Visiting 50 Vermont Playgrounds

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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”....