Have you seen the real estate market lately? It’s an awful time to buy, but a great time to sell! We had zero intentions of selling our home. It was our first and forever home together. That is, until...
A friend told me about a poem she recalls from her birth class. The gist of this poem is that your child takes his first steps away from you on the day he was born. My only child, a...
My personal struggles with ADHD came to the forefront when I became a stay-at-home mom before my 2nd child was born. There are five ways ADHD makes me a "bad" mom, but through reflection and practice, I've learned to...
I recently heard about ADHD task bracelets and I was instantly intrigued. What even is an ADHD task bracelet? Basically, it's just a bracelet that helps remind you of all the things that you need to do throughout the day....
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...

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Get ready for part two of our Vermont Mom favorite Vermont gifts of 2021! We’ve got a fantastic series coming your way. And this...