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Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Plea for Parent-Friendly Time Slots

Let me begin this post by saying I have the utmost respect for teachers. A few of my closest family friends teach elementary school for a living. For the most part, my kids’ teachers communicate well with me about any issues that arise and willingly adapt their teaching styles to meet my kids’ learning needs. […]

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Raising My Biracial Babies While Living in Vermont

Raising kids is tough. Give birth to a child who is biracial or mixed race in Vermont, and things get a little more interesting. I’ve always been filled with questions. I question the weather, my relationships, myself as a mom, as a wife, as a friend, my insecurities, my religion, my political stance, my education, partner, sense of self, […]

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Delicious Snowflake Chocolates on display.

Spring Moms Night Out with Snowflake Chocolates Recap!

We had a fabulous time at our Spring Moms Night Out with Snowflake Chocolates last week! Snowflake Chocolates, based in Jericho, with a second location in South Burlington, opened their South Burlington store after hours for just us! Every piece of chocolate at Snowflake Chocolates is handcrafted from family recipes in small batches. And we got to try […]

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Take a VT Tax Credit as You Save for College with VHEIP!

{We have partnered with VHEIP to bring relevant and important information to BVTMB readers through this sponsored post.} April is Financial Literacy Month! We’re excited to work with the great people at VSAC, administer of the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan (VHEIP), to bring you information that will help you make solid college-planning decisions. No matter what […]

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Vermont Teddy Bear Company

A Family Tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company

{Disclaimer: We are working with the Vermont Teddy Bear Company to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} In the early 1980s, an enterprising Vermonter named John Sortino discovered that there was a shortage of teddy bears made in the US. He decided to make his own teddy bears in his garage […]

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Vermont Wooden Blocks in use!

Vermont Wooden Blocks: The Absolute Coolest Blocks Ever!

{Disclaimer: We are working with Vermont Wooden Blocks to bring you this information. However, all opinions are our own!} Recently, the blog writers were given the opportunity to win a set of Vermont Wooden Blocks and I jumped at the chance. I knew right away that these would be a huge hit with my 5 year-old son, […]

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Waking Kids Up on Weekdays: This is How We Do It

While my kids often wake up early on weekends to take advantage of their rare opportunity to watch television or play video games, allowing my husband and me to “sleep in” until 8 a.m., waking kids on weekdays presents a unique set of challenges for all of us. Without the allure of limited screen time […]

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