Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends with fall activities. Vermont fall offers countless options for seasonal enjoyment. So, Burlington VT Moms Blog...
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...
Strawberry season is upon us here in Vermont and it’s one of my favorite times of the summer. Fresh, farm-picked strawberries bring back a vivid childhood memory of my mother and me. I can see the left side of the...
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...
Rainy days have the ability to turn my children into the most stir-crazy beings I know. A rainy day during summer break takes the insanity to a whole new level. I had to come up with a plan and...
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...
Summer break is just around the corner here in Vermont. I love having my kids home with me and look forward to all of the fun outdoor things we can get into. However, I dread rainy days. I hate...
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...
My family loves to spend time outside. If we are able to hike, bike, swim, canoe, ski, or snowshoe… that’s where you will find us. We’re not particularly athletic or fit, we just can’t sit still. Our innate need...
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...
My family of city slickers packed up our entire lives 7 months ago and moved to the country – final destination rural Vermont! Before moving to the green countryside of Vermont, we lived in our nation’s third largest city; in...
I really like to eat good food. Cooking it, not so much. I would venture to guess that my family eats out more often than the average family (though we have really been making an intentional effort to keep...

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Eight Indicators of Spring from a Seasoned Vermont Mom

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As I sit here, sipping my lime White Claw and binging Girl Scout cookies after a rare smooth, and easy bedtime routine with my...