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Author Archive | Kayla Tornello

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Preschool Prep – Learn from my Mistakes!

My five-year-old son graduated from preschool in June and will be headed off to Kindergarten soon. At the same time, my three-year-old daughter will begin her preschool experience. This time around, I know everything that my child will need in order to be ready for preschool. As a novice preschool mother with my son, I […]

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Why It’s Okay to Talk to Strangers

My son is the most outgoing person I know. He absolutely loves talking to strangers. When he was two years old, he convinced two teenagers to read him a story at the library. Last week, I lost sight of him for a moment at a local park. When I located him, he was sitting on […]

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The ABCs of CSA

When I first moved to Vermont nine years ago, I decided that I wanted to start eating better. I slowly started cooking meals that required fresh ingredients, and not just something from a box or a can. After buying a house two years later, I planted a small vegetable garden. My husband and I loved […]

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Kids’ Picks at the Shelburne Museum

The first time I visited the Shelburne Museum, I was completely intimidated. The museum grounds are huge and filled with so many interesting things. Unfortunately, it is impossible to see everything in one visit, particularly if you have children in tow. Now that I have visited the museum countless times over the past several years, […]

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