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,...
Here is your list of family-friendly weekend events around Vermont for the month of November, courtesy of Busy Btown. There’s no denying that it’s a bit darker and colder out. The shopping season has officially commenced (for you early achievers)....
Here is your list of family-friendly weekend events around Vermont for the month of October, courtesy of Busy Btown. It’s October, and officially fall! The leaves are changing. The air is cooling. The corn stalks are high, and the pumpkins...
Fall is here! Hooray! Fall is a lovely time of year. The weather is crisp and cool and the leaves turn into a magnificent rainbow of colors. Fall also brings many fun activities which are only around this one special...
Busy Btown here again, reporting for the BurlingtonVT Moms Blog with some family-friendly weekend events around Chittenden County for the month of July.  The month of July kicks off the way it does every year… with a BANG! Well, with...
Have you ever been to place in Vermont and thought to yourself, “How did I not know about this?” After making Bristol our new hometown recently, I’ve had that thought many times. Here are my top five places that...
Busy Btown here, reporting for the BurlingtonVT Moms Blog with some family-friendly weekend events around Chittenden County for the month of June. The warmer weather is finally here, and the rain should be letting up soon (pretty please!) Like many...
Oakledge for All—Vermont’s First Universally Accessible Playground As I reflect on my journey as a parent of a child with special needs, one major theme emerges—it’s hard. Crazy hard, on so many levels—from day to day challenges, educational challenges, medical...
Green Up Day is your chance to make a difference in your community! Started by Governor Deane Davis in 1970, Green Up Day occurs on the first Saturday of May every year. It's a statewide event for volunteers all over...
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,...
On January 31, 2019, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, along with Susanne Young (Secretary of Administration) and Beth Fastiggi (Human Resources Commissioner) announced the new Infants in the Workplace program, which took effect February 1st. Even though my children are now...
For Christmas this year, I want to shop local as much as possible.  I find that locally owned toy stores have a much better selection of high-quality and educational toys. I also find that the smaller stores are less overwhelming...
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...

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Vermont Mom’s Favorite Vermont Breweries

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there are kind of a lot of breweries in Vermont. And they’re good. Really good. World-class even....