According to the articles I’ve read, the Mother Wound is a loss or lack of mothering that has an impact that can be passed down through generations. Putting a name to this concept is compelling. It is a catalyst...
I can remember being a child and thinking that choosing adoption was the most altruistic thing that anyone could do. That is, anyone but me.  You see, I didn’t set out to begin motherhood by choosing adoption. In fact, I...
Okay Meredith, even though you suck at socializing, let's give it a go. Oh God, they’re talking about wine… I don’t know anything about wine. Shoot. Okay, just nod your head and wait for the next topic to come...
Caffeine is not just in coffee. Today we find caffeine in energy drinks, candy bars, tea, and soda. The natural boost from caffeine releases dopamine in our brains, which adults with ADHD swear helps them stay focused. But is...
I think we can agree that our new coronavirus-inspired lifestyle has been less than fun and has likely been filled with many ups and downs. Today, I want to lighten the mood and share some pandemic confessions from a...
Disorganized was simply not in my vocabulary. I never imagined I could ever be a disorganized mess. I’m not saying I didn’t have piles, but they were organized piles. I was never disorganized to the point that I didn’t know...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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Five Full Days of Daycation Ideas for Families in Vermont

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Need some family-friendly Vermont daycation ideas? A couple of times a year, my son’s daycare closes for the week. My husband and I can’t usually...