Not Pictured

1
This was the picture I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago. In it, you can see my kiddos playing in the sun of the 50 degree January day (seriously) on their new-to-them skateboards. Just after this photo was taken,...
A few days before my youngest son’s second birthday, in 1998, we moved to Southern Africa. We’d been feeling cold and were facing some hard times in Vermont and felt the need for a big change. Selling everything we had, and...
Winter is Coming! {Disclaimer: We have partnered together with our sponsors, Burlington Hyundai, to bring you this information about vehicle winter safety!} It’s that time of year again! If you’ve driven on I-89 lately, you’ve seen the huge signs broadcasting the...
I've been a mom for over 10 years. If you're a mom, then you know what I really mean by that is that I've had an audience and running commentary on my every move for over a decade. I might...
Some days it’s too hot to eat in the summer. Cooking is torturous. Sometimes it seems that the food you eat immediately curdles in your belly because it is so steamy in the world. Our menu at home is pretty...
I recently read an article on Scary Mommy about what it’s like to have a traveling husband. It was hilarious and filled with humor that only a parent of a traveling co-parent may fully understand. However as I sat...
We have been a family of four for almost 3 years now and we’ve NEVER taken a vacation together. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve gone on plenty of trips and adventures but have always vacationed with extended family or...
A few weeks ago we drove home from a Family Reunion weekend at Lake Honeoye in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. I thought about how lucky my children and I are to have this experience year after...
This year I made a New Year’s Resolution to step outside of my comfort zone more often. I’m a creature of habit, so I like routines, structure, and predictability. Typically this way of operating serves me well, but occasionally...
lake, children, bench

Evolution of a Vacation

1
Every summer we pack up and go to Maine for a week-long vacation with friends. We stay at their family camp which is set over a mile into the woods on a tranquil lake. This year will be our tenth...
It’s summer time, which means that a lot of families will be hitting the road.  Last summer my family went on a 3 week road trip.  This was our itinerary: Burlington, VT – Niagara Falls, NY – New York City...
Five years ago I took my children on the most beautiful trip to Mexico and we will never be the same. I had gone two years earlier with just my oldest daughter and decided to return with both. We traveled...
When I sat down to write this post it was suppose to go in a very different direction than it actually did.  I sat down to write this post about mommy guilt and how leaving my children made me...
Last month, my 4 year old and I embarked on an epic adventure to visit family in LA and he was beyond excited. We had left dad and little brother at home and planned to spend a few days...

Stay Connected

10,748FansLike
3,941FollowersFollow
1,711FollowersFollow
2,591FollowersFollow

In + Around Vermont

Five Full Days of Daycation Ideas for Families in Vermont

0
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...