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A House Divided About Winter

When I was pregnant with my second child, I worried about how I was going to deal with two kids. Among my many worries, I felt unprepared on how to deal with discipline issues when one child was misbehaving and the other was doing what I asked. With one child, I could just tell him […]

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Resolutions for a Lifetime

In the last few years I’ve stopped making a New Year’s resolution. I make enough resolutions throughout the year, that by the time New Years rolls around my biggest goal is just to stay awake until the clock strikes midnight.  I especially won’t make gigantic, life-altering New Year’s resolutions. That’s a lot of pressure to […]

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Our Magniloquent Epistle

  We write a Christmas letter every year. It’s a lovely tradition and gesture, but every year as we prepare to write it, I can’t help but think two things: Our life is a bit depressing. Our life is super BORING. “Seasons Greetings! The year progressed from January to December once again.  We worked, the […]

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Season of Surprises

My kids love surprises like a bear loves blueberries. It doesn’t really matter how big or small the surprise is, they’ll sniff it out and filled with glee, move into that “blueberry patch” until every last ounce of chocolate, stickers, movies, or whatever the surprise may be, has been scarfed down, chewed, and digested. Then, […]

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Where to Buy or Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In and Around Burlington

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 Christmas tree in and around the Burlington, Vermont area!   Healthy Living – Make-A-Wish Vermont will […]

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Snowflake Chocolates Moms Night Out Event Recap!

We had a blast at our Moms Night Out with Snowflake Chocolates two weeks ago! Snowflake Chocolates  based in Jericho, with a second location in South Burlington, opened their South Burlington store after hours just for us! Every piece of chocolate at Snowflake Chocolates is handcrafted from family recipes in small batches, coated in the […]

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(Far From) Home for the Holidays

This year will be the tenth time I have celebrated the holidays in Vermont after moving away from my hometown in Ohio. I moved here one week after I graduated from the Ohio State University and two days after I got married. It was a lot of changes to get used to, all at once, […]

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Preparing your Vehicle (and yourself!) for Winter with Burlington Hyundai

Winter is Coming! {Disclaimer: We have partnered together with our sponsors, Burlington Hyundai, to bring you this information about vehicle winter safety!} It’s that time of year again! If you’ve driven on I-89 lately, you’ve seen the huge signs broadcasting the line “WINTER IS COMING” in a bright, lit-up, all-caps display; a steady reminder that it’s […]

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How to Save Money Skiing and Snowboarding (Even if you hate winter right now)

Let me clear the air and start by saying that my wife writes for this moms’ blog that you read and love and I’m a consultant for 15 or so ski resorts (possibly the same ski resort(s) who have purchased ad space here). So now that I’ve broadcasted my potential conflict of interest, let me […]

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