I learned to love Valentine's Day when I had children, ending my fitful relationship with the annual day for love. Maybe Cupid’s arrow missed me before I became Mom. Maybe Cupid is a really bad shot and misses most people....
Still need a gift? Check out these 50+ Vermont gifts that are available today along with Vermont Mom's Shop Local Favorites 2020 Gift Guide. We could all use a little cheer, right? How about we spread some around too! Our...
I found out I was pregnant with my first child at the beginning of December 1995. I wanted to surprise my husband with that knowledge as a Christmas gift, so I wrapped the little positive pregnancy test up in...
This holiday season is proving to be as strange as the rest of 2020, but one thing is still true: I’ll always need last-minute Vermont gifts. Because I love my friends, and I love Vermont. Like many Vermonters, I’m partial...
Christmas has always been a magical time for me. My side of the family is Catholic and, as such, we always celebrated Advent and Christmas according to our religious beliefs and through service to others.  That is not to say, however,...
Thanksgiving traditions are on the cutting board this month as I redefine my expectations for the holiday, 2020-style. Just like everything else this year, COVID has thrown a monkey wrench into our plans, our lives... and our traditions. Finding...
My children love to get advent calendars at the beginning of every December. Advent calendars help them count down the days until Christmas. They also give them a little surprise every day so they don't explode with the stress of...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an amazing woman, an icon, and a role model for boys and girls everywhere. She is most well known as a justice of the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought hard to assure that women receive...
Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day. I know this past year has looked different for us. Our hearts are heavy with the burdens of life during a pandemic, and we are both navigating different seasons of change. We are noticing our differences...
To my dear husband: I see you. I know that’s a strange line to start this Father's Day letter with because of course, I see you. I have my sight and I live in the same house as you, so...
COVID-19… did this one ever turn the world on its butt! What were the other big events during this mother's lifetime, you ask? If you were alive then, you remember everything about President Kennedy being shot. I was 10. I recall...
Vermont families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts and family dinners, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun this Easter! Luckily, with the help from our local communities, we...
The Burlington Vermont Moms Blog owners got the opportunity to take on Disney World- with City Mom Collective. Or were we taken over BY Disney? You be the judge!   Wow - our trip was a complete whirlwind! To say...
Today is our 15th Valentine's Day together, and next month will bring our 14th wedding anniversary. This has been a wild and crazy ride, to put it mildly. Shortly after we stood in front of family and friends and became...

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2021 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the always delightful, sometimes kind of cold Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay in your town or decide to take a tour of...