My son was born on September 11, 2003: the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, on the Pentagon, and on the airplane that nosedived into a field in rural Pennsylvania. The events of September 11,...
I am the mom of an incredible, funny, and charming four-year-old who is autistic and legally blind. I also work for Inclusive Arts Vermont, a non-profit focused on making our state more accessible for people with disabilities. A significant...
Much of my family’s past year was spent inside our home, away from family, friends, and most other sources of socialization. We were lucky to be able to stay home safely during this time, adjusting our schedules to work...
Hello, summer! It's not over yet! What are your summer goals for our remaining days of warmth? If you’re a parent, summer usually involves camp drops offs, childcare dilemmas, and hopefully squeezing in some family fun in the sun....
I am one thousand percent team #FreeBritney. I have to admit, however, that something about the movement doesn’t sit right with me. If you’re not up on the news, the queen of 2000s pop, Britney Spears, is currently in a...
So, you want to have a playdate. The kids deserve it, why not? It’s been many long months of ‘stay home’, ‘stay away from others’, ‘don’t hug’, ‘don’t blow kisses’, etc, but now what? The Centers for Disease Control...
The riveting performance of Amanda Gorman at the Presidential Inauguration somehow breathed new life into a literary form that is oftentimes overshadowed by fiction, history, mysteries, and memoirs. I love words that move me, I love words that paint a...
I am a mom to a biracial son and I struggle to write about my relationship with racism and white supremacy. I am trying to educate myself and protect my son and I am afraid for his well-being in...
Thrift stores are such fun places to explore! Especially when it's raining and I have nothing else to do, shopping at thrift stores is a great way to get my family out of the house. I love finding bargains! My...
Amidst all the movement in support of Black lives, I had to sit with a deeper question of my vision for what we are fighting for. As this year’s Black History Month ended, I reflected on my commitment to...
Horseback riding has been on my bucket list for a long time. Every year, I keep saying that I will finally go horseback riding, but I keep making excuses. This year, I decided that my whole family deserved a treat...
I will be proud if my kids grow up to be garbage men. Louder now for the people in the back! Yes! It’s true. Frankly, I’d be proud if my kids grow up and work in any trade. Plumber, electrician, carpenter,...
The last day of school is finally here! It felt like the last of school would never arrive. 2020-2021 has been a very long school year. With all the pandemic precautions and transitions between virtual and in-person school, things have...
Are you curious about writing for Vermont Mom? Do you want to meet an amazing group of people? Being a Contributing Writer for Vermont Mom is a volunteer position with some fabulous perks! It's true. We have the most fun,...

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