I didn’t always love Vermont. Writing those words, I realize how odd that may sound to people. But the truth simply is, I didn’t love Vermont. You see, I’ve lived in Vermont since I was born, except for those few...
Before deciding to move to Vermont, we had visited the state about six times. All six times, we stayed in the Waterbury-Stowe-Morrisville area. Aside from the things we experienced and observed on those six trips, the majority of our...
Cooking has always been one of my passions. It’s how I show love, how I heal, and how I experience new cultures without leaving my kitchen. My muffins are a great example of this. For a long time, my dream...
There's a certain sense of nostalgia aroused in my taste buds involving Jello and dips and chips when I recall summer picnics and pool parties that my parents hosted for our friends and family when my brother and I...
Ticks. The mere mention of the word, “ticks” makes me cringe. In general, I am pretty squeamish. I don’t like spiders or snakes or frogs. (How it is that I married an outdoorsman, no one will ever understand). But my fear...
Its spring! We made it through the long, harsh New England winter. Today, I threw open the windows, opened the back door and released my toddler out into the warm morning air. He runs around the yard playing with...
Well, it's that time of year again when my Facebook feed gets flooded with parents cursing the evils of Daylight Saving. Whether we're jumping ahead an hour in the spring or "falling back," moms and dads seem to consider...
I love Vermont. I do, truly and deeply. Having not always lived here, a lot of what Vermont offers is new and shiny for me, like fall foliage (all too fleeting) - and snow. (I grew up in Florida....
Every parent expecting a new addition to the family has had this thought: Is the new baby going to steal the spotlight away from my firstborn? Will we be able to make the time to give all of our babies the appropriate...
4 Soups To Warm Your Soul, Body, and Pocket One of my all-time favorite chefs are life-partners David and Luise, creators of healthy vegetarian recipes and Green Kitchen Stories. They have numerous curated books filled with gorgeous photographs of food...
If your family enjoys the tradition of picking out a real tree for Christmas you know there are a lot of choices out there! We have gathered together our team's favorite places to either buy or cut down your own...
My current work schedule is a four day work week. This means my work days are a little longer, but in exchange I get Fridays off to spend with my children plus an extended weekend. It’s pretty great! The...
Ever since I was a little girl I have LOVED Halloween. Even now, I love decorating the house, carving pumpkins, coming up with creative costumes for the whole family, and giving out candy on Halloween. What I love most about...
Autumn in Vermont is, by far, my season. The shift from hot and humid summer days to cool and crisp autumn days leads our family to slow our rhythms and turn our attention inward preparing for the long winter...

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Fishing with Kids in Vermont

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In Vermont, fishing with kids is both a pastime and a tradition. At one point, it seemed like every family did it.  These days, teaching...