By now we’ve all read about, watched, and reflected on Simone Biles’ decision to drop out of the women’s gymnastics team competition in Tokyo after performing on the first apparatus of the night, the vault.  When Biles revealed that her...
Most people think food allergies are only diagnosed in kids, but both children and adults can develop different food allergies. In fact, 10.4% of the US population is food allergic, which translates to upwards of 32 million people. One...
Paddleboards are a great way to enjoy the water with your entire family. Paddleboards are easy enough for anyone to use! You can use them on just about any body of water. Paddleboards are also a great way for the...
We can't let the Me Too Movement go. Not yet, anyway. There are some people who believe the Me Too Movement went too far in demonizing men, making them afraid to joke, compliment, touch, or otherwise interact with people who...
As I get older, “move more and feel better” has become my mantra. No matter what exercise I choose, each day that I move more, I feel better. With warmer weather on the horizon, my thoughts are turning to summer...
Thank you so much for coming out to our show, we hope to see you next weekend and have a beautiful night! Everyone cheered, and it was not just the cheers of adoring fans, but it was also the cheers...
My hearing loss was at the forefront of my mind when I was suddenly thrust into this pandemic. How would I navigate the world without lip reading? How would I communicate through an additional sound barrier? Masks are necessary...
The murder of Sarah Everard has highlighted an important issue for women: we aren't safe walking alone at night. Can't women feel safe? Sarah Everard was a Londoner. She was walking home around 9pm and went missing. Then police found...
When I think of getting a shot, having blood drawn, or even going to the dentist, my heart begins to race. My palms sweat. I start to think of excuses not to go to the appointment and bargain with...
There are so many things that I appreciate now because the pandemic took them away. I didn't realize how many things in life that I simply took for granted. When these things were taken away, I yearned for them. I...
I just scheduled my first Covid vaccine. And I feel some odd combination of gratitude, relief, guilt, and shame. I am eligible to sign up for the Covid vaccine because I am fat. I am “severely obese” or whatever you want...
Please note: Vermont Mom Contributing Writer, Mario Trabulsy, MD is a board-certified emergency physician with over 27 years of experience. She is also a renowned and award-winning educator at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, and University of...
What on Earth is a climatarian? In 2015, the New York Times defined a climatarian diet as "a diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change." While this certainly sounds like a worthwhile, noble goal, it also sounds intimidating. But...
Some clothing items are optional but for now, in the age of COVID, a mask is a must! So, now that I am used to the mask mandate, I keep asking myself, "When should I throw my mask away and...

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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...