As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn't get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split...
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...
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 the state, Vermont has so many terrific holiday activities in December, set in our gorgeous...
It's Day 4 of ShopVT 2013, in collaboration with Try Vermont First, and today we have gift ideas for the foodies, gifts to send afar, and gifts for the adventurer! Be sure to check out days one, two, and...
If your family enjoys the tradition of picking out a real tree for Christmas you know there are a lot of choices out there! We have gathered together our team's favorite places to either buy or cut down your own...
It’s more than just a box to me. It’s simple, not adorned in fancy jewels or designs, but made from a sturdy stock of old-growth southern pine. Several layers of stain, varnish, and paint have been applied, stripped, and...
What non-food Valentine's Day treats can I send to school with my children? When I was in school, everyone gave out candy with their Valentine's Day cards. Most of the cards even came with candy, so you didn't even have...
My mother in law doesn't know that Pinterest exists. I think someday soon I should introduce her, though, because she employs an ancient technique for keeping up with and sharing craft ideas-magazines and scissors. She gets the magazines at...
Everyone has heard of spring cleaning. In my house, I desperately need some pre-holiday cleaning. No matter how much I try to limit the number of presents I buy my kids, Christmas morning always brings in a new mountain of...
I am not talented when it comes to drawing or painting, but I love to craft! I scour Pinterest for hours looking for fun, inexpensive DIY crafting projects. Last fall, the pine trees in our backyard dropped thousands of...
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...

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The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year and I love that there are so many family friendly events in VT to enjoy! Here are just a few of our favorites...   Christmas Tree Lighting on Church St.  Although...
It's what we do anyway, without naming it anything special. Wrapping lights around poles and chopping down evergreens and paying much attention to peppermint. It's booking flights, or preparing beds, or making menus. It's noticing refugees wearing sandals in the snow...
Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. There are hearts, chocolate candies, cute little cards, and flowers everywhere. For many people, it’s also a day filled with loneliness. Once I hit middle school, I started to hate Valentine’s Day because...

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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...