Christmas in our house always seems hectic! There is shopping, wrapping, decorating, and attending holiday parties, in addition to all the normal Christmas stuff. Our families reside in PA, so since we spend Christmas traveling I hadn’t given much thought...
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...
Festivals and Events Sam Mazza's Harvest Festival This harvest festival located at Sam Mazza's has family fun for all! This year they have TWO dates to choose from: Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 12. Pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting,...
7 days from now 136 million Americans will be bracing themselves as they head out on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. If this is you… keep reading (and hey, even if not, we have some...
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...
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...
As I sit here eating my kids’ Halloween candy, I am reminded that my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are just around the corner. Most of all, I get excited thinking about the holiday fun my family and I...
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...
Get ready for part two of our Vermont Mom favorite Vermont gifts of 2021! We’ve got a fantastic series coming your way. And this one is no exception- Vermont Mom's favorite Vermont gifts for guys has got you covered. This...
We are back with day 3 of Shop VT 2013, your local holiday gift guide, brought to you by us and Try Vermont First! Today we have one stop shops, gifts for the parent, stocking stuffer ideas, and gifts for...
‘Tis the night before Christmas, but in our humble abode All of the creatures are vibrating, on Christmas overload. The stockings were…oh dear, let me see, I meant to hang them up, oh where can they be? The children are hyper, sneaking canes...
Holidays are stressful times for our pets. So what can you do to give your pets a happy Thanksgiving? Pets often get overlooked on Thanksgiving. Everyone is too busy focusing on preparing (and eating!) food and gathering with family. If...

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Essential Winter Gear for People of All Ages

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The only way to enjoy winter in Vermont is to make sure you have cold-weather gear. You don’t need a lot, but there are...