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...
We are back with our last and final day of Shop VT 2013. It has been so much fun sharing all of these amazing local businesses with you all and we hope you have found some great gift ideas for...
While the weather is still winter-like in many ways, it is technically spring and I thought it would be a good time to discuss outdoor toys. I have recently made a few shopping trips (due to an influx of birthday party...
If Vermont is known for anything, it’s our sense of community. I always thought this, but after moving out of Vermont for a couple of years, I quickly realized how much this rings true. Vermonters are (mostly) very neighborly, considerate,...
I have been enthusiastic about celebrating holidays ever since I was a child. I really enjoyed all the routines and traditions that go along with them. Both of my children take after me in this respect and they both love...
Free and easy Halloween costumes are the best costumes. My children love Halloween! Mostly, they love candy. They enjoy dressing up in costumes, but they have no interest in making their own costumes. I have no interest in shelling out...
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...

Local Holiday Events

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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...
Well, it's that time of year again when my Facebook feed gets flooded with parents cursing the evils of Daylight Saving. Whether we're jumping ahead an hour in the spring or "falling back," moms and dads seem to consider...
Ditching carbs and getting a good wine buzz are secondary to my New Year's resolution list. Achieving total happiness is at the top of my chart for the New Year and it's a happy resolution worth repeating! Historically, the New...
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...
Hold on to your hats for this one. I’m fairly certain I’m either going to make enemies with this blog post or at least ruffle a bunch of feathers. Holiday Cards. Let’s chat about them. Do you send them? Love...
My seven-year-old son wants STEAM toys for Christmas this year. What are STEAM toys? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM toys incorporate those topics and teach kids important skills they will use later in life. After...
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...

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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...