As a mom of 3 kids, I always try to stay ahead of potential problems. With my educational and career background as an automotive technician, I am skilled in vehicle maintenance.  While we are all faced with many fears and...
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...
The Chinese art of Feng Shui is based on ancient principles of energy flow. We can understand how acupuncture works by unblocking channels, or meridians, and creating a healthy flow of Qi (energy) and blood. Pressure work on acupuncture...
I am not on board with Marie Kondo, and minimalism is definitely not my thing. Don't even talk to me about a new way to fold.  I am a maximalist, and I want table lamps, extra pillows, snuggly blankets, houseplants,...
In my last post, I mentioned that when I’m getting ready for an outing with my son, I pack something that I call a ‘God Help Me Bag’ (GHMB for the purposes of this post). A GHMB is a...
My goal this year is to reduce food waste. That's easier said than done with a busy family, however. I want my family to lead an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. However, I find this task is overwhelming. I narrowed down my focus...
I use some crazy cleaning strategies in my house. I get desperate for a solution to the mess. Crazy cleaning strategies are the only ones that actually work in my house. I have tried the more usual methods, such as...
I know some people (myself included) are in the school of thought that too much planning is never a bad thing. “Measure twice, cut once," amirite? My friends, this couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve mentioned a few times in my...
When I returned to work after maternity leave, my husband switched to working second shift so he could be at home with our 4 month old son during the day. I’m not going to lie, the idea of leaving...
Three years ago, I gave birth to a precious baby girl, which has provided me with the opportunity to finally shop in the ninety percent of the store that is dedicated to the color pink. For years, I dreamed...
As fall brings cooler weather, I realize that my kids’ coats and shoes are completely out of control. The haphazard pile of cold weather necessities is taking over my house. You see, there is no coat closet at the door...
Every year, when the leaves start to fall, I can’t help but get excited. I love all things fall: apple-picking, carving pumpkins, Halloween, baking pretty much anything that involves cinnamon, and consuming anything and everything pumpkin spice flavored. But,...
I dreaded the end of summer this year. Once summer ended, I had to deal with my daughter’s messy room. My son’s room wasn’t in much better shape. How on earth could such a small human end up with such...
The drive to simplify has become a national phenomenon in response to our national consumer excesses. Instead of buying more and needing more, there has been an upswing in the popularity of simplicity. Whether this is overall minimalism or...

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Outdoor Autumn Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy

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Autumn is a magical time of year in Vermont. The weather may be cooler, but there are so many outdoor autumn activities that your whole...
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