We all know that it takes a village to raise a child. But in some cases, it can take a village to even conceive a child. There are so many people who would love to start a family but...
One of the most popular gift trends for birthdays and the holidays appears to be experience gifts. For those unfamiliar with the term, “experience gifts” refers to giving family and friends the gift of an experience. This includes but is...
If Vermont is known for anything, it’s our sense of community. I always thought this, but after moving out of Vermont for a couple of years, I quickly realized how much this rings true. Vermonters are (mostly) very neighborly, considerate,...
Are you new to Vermont and wondering where to get a freshly-cut Christmas tree this year? Or maybe just a live one, even if it is pre-cut? Or maybe you have always had an artificial tree but want a...
When did coffee become so popular in Vermont? There are countless Vermont coffee shops all over the state.  I was never a coffee drinker until about 6 years ago. It started with an occasional stop at the convenience store to...
When I had my son a few years ago, I knew a little about what labor doulas do, but I hadn’t heard of a postpartum doula until I met Allison Hicks. Like most new moms, I went to my postpartum doctor...
Last Easter, when my son was about a year and a half old, I’ll admit: I was unprepared. The Easter Bunny and I did not coordinate schedules. There was no great planning session, no Pinterest pinning. In fact, my...
If you’re like me, you’ve been watching Marie Kondo on her Netflix show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, and you may have your own box of “Konmaried” possessions to get rid of. There’s something wonderfully calming about Kondo’s presence,...
The holiday giving season is right around the corner… and it will be upon us before we know it. Before moving to Vermont, each year my husband and I looked forward to giving our loved ones gift cards to restaurants...
Apple picking in Vermont is as good as it gets! There is something about the chilly fall air, the aroma of apple cider donuts, and the crispy crunch of newly fallen leaves underfoot that warms the soul. You can take...
Ah, the creemee. A truly wonderful Vermont-made creation that can't be beat on a hot summer day.  For those not from the 802, the word creemee can be perplexing, but for all of us living in Vermont calling it "soft...
School is out and summer has begun! Which means it’s only a matter of time until you hear those words that can drive any momma crazy – “I’m bored!” We are here to rescue you from those dreadful words with...
Even though the snow continues to fall, and the first day of summer is still a few months away, I feel like it will be here before we know it. Summer is the season I most look forward to....
{Disclaimer: We are working with Eco Bean and Greens to bring you this post.} As a mom who cooks, A LOT, I am always thrilled to have the opportunity to have a family meal out. We recently went to Eco...

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