I've had a few realizations that helped me get along better with my teens during COVID-19. When the world came to a pause in March, it didn’t seem like a big deal. At first. As the news started to unfold,...
I have always avoided taking my children to the grocery store if at all possible. Going shopping by myself gives me some ‘alone’ time and my shopping is done faster and more efficiently. In addition, I tend to leave...
Before I had my son, as in, when he was kicking my bladder and making me rush to the bathroom every five seconds, I dreamed of a life with him, where we baked bread together every morning and I...
Growing up, I was the definition of a girly girl. Most of my clothes were pink and purple. I refused to wear jeans because they were "too plain." I enjoyed dressing up for any occasion. At Christmas, I always wore...
The other day I took my son in for a doctor’s appointment. He checked out fine and when we were leaving, the doctor asked my son if he wanted a sticker, and my son said yes. During Covid, children...
Almost a year ago, I breathed a sigh of relief when Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race. Amidst all the talk about Black Girl Magic and visions of a new America, I knew the danger she faced...
One dreary quarantine day, my 9-year-old son, Easton, randomly asked if he could get a pet snake. I doubled over in a fit of laughter. He had to be joking, right? Wrong. He was serious. I quickly changed my tune...
As I write this, we have been in a state of emergency for 185 days. I know that because it started the day my second child was born. In those past 185 days, I have learned something very important...
A sleepover is a right of passage. It means your child is growing up. That said, your child's first sleepover can be nerve-wracking, both for you and your child. My children's first sleepover was with their grandparents. My children were...
There’s an old Yiddish folk tale about a man who is feeling overwhelmed by his home life. As a single mom, I feel overwhelmed by my Covid home life. The man goes to see the Rabbi and complains, “My house...
Yesterday I dropped a PlayStation controller on my child’s face. Actually, it fell off of a shelf four feet above the ground, directly into the eye of my newborn. The baby everyone describes as the Gerber baby now looks...
This coronavirus pandemic is so stressful and terrible. Thanks to coronavirus, I have been on the verge of tears on an almost daily basis. The routines that we all took for granted suddenly disappeared overnight. I have had to change...
My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching halt and I found myself, as many other people did at this time, watering plants...
Now is the time for women to take the helm as leaders through this current crisis. Why? Because we are familiar with the labor pains of change. Leaders keep referring to the time we are in as unprecedented. As if...

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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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