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...
The moment I decided I wanted to be a mom filled me with excitement, curiosity, love, and a whole lot of fear and dread (because let’s be real, the fact that we CHOOSE to grow a human inside of...
Recently, we let some laundry pile up… okay, a lot of laundry. Like, four clean loads to fold and at least that many to wash.  I felt like there was laundry everywhere and the situation was impossible to get a...
When I told my daughter, Violet, that I would be combining her birthday party with her little sister's last summer, I expected some pouting. Instead, she surprised me by announcing that she wanted a Doctor Seuss birthday party featuring...
I have a love/hate relationship with laundry. I love that all I have to get it washed is toss it in the machine.  It’s just so easy in comparison to everything else I do around the house. At least until I...
There was always a busy season. Once upon a time, I had a job where I left my house every day. I traveled to a different building, where I would work with live human adult colleagues at the same time...
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...
Are you a list maker? Do you have lists of lists? Do you have sticky notes stuck all around? Half-used planners from years past? Do you ever stop conversations to write something down? Are you a visual learner? Do...
I used to be a messy person - like, can’t-ever-see-the-floor messy - but have turned a corner in the past few years thanks to one thing: dramatically reducing my belongings. My husband has thankfully been on board for the...
A week or so ago, I found myself multitasking away... Making a dish for a potluck, while helping my daughter happily put together a book collecting her most recent artwork, while on the phone listening to the details of...
Does this sound familiar? Throughout the day our son would leave a tornado of destruction by pulling all of his toys out and not ever really playing with any of them. Toys were piled in a heap, and bins...
I have a new day planner. Yes, I know we are a month into the year. I will have you know this is a replacement planner. (Sidenote: Don’t store your kids wet bathing suits in the same bag as the...
Meal Planning and prepping is probably the number one thing you can do to make meal time go smoother during the busy week. There are lots of ways to do it and with Pinterest you can have endless possibilities to...

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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...