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A New Career? Transition to Teaching with TAP at Champlain College

{Disclaimer: We are working with the TAP program at Champlain College to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} When you have young children at home, your career can become the LAST thing on your mind. It doesn’t seem possible to think of anything else apart from the endless feeding, changing, and […]

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The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and My Parenting Shortfalls

In June, I attended my son’s final Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting of the school year. G just completed his second of what will be three years of preschool. He has been on an IEP since he started preschool at the local elementary school. Therefore, this meeting wasn’t my first rodeo. However, unlike the previous meetings, […]

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The Schoolhouse – An Experiential, Interest-Based Education

{Disclaimer: We are working with The Schoolhouse Learning Center to bring you this post.}  As moms, we hope our kids grow up to be happy (or at least content) and successful (whatever that means for them). For our family, The Schoolhouse Learning Center, an independent K-8 school, has gone a long way in supporting these […]

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Equity and Equality; or Why I Hate Participation Trophies

Lately, everyone is throwing around a bunch of terms about inclusion, cultural appropriation, equity, and equality… I’ve noticed sometimes these words get used in the wrong context, or users don’t really understand the nuances of each different word or phrase. A few of our writers have already started tackling these ‘hot topics,’ like cultural appropriation […]

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Books That Break Gender Stereotypes: Part II

For as many times as I have heard comments about gender stereotypes for girls, I have heard as many comments towards boys. “Your hair looks like a girl!” “Pink is a girl color!” “You’re at the girl table!” Often times the emphasis put on the word “girl” is that of disdain, or disgust.  It never ceases to […]

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This Mom of Boys Is Outraged

I don’t know how to react to the recent news involving Brock Turner and his “20 minutes of action” other than to be outraged. I am outraged at Turner for not only sexually attacking an unconscious human being, but also for not taking responsibility for his actions.  I am outraged by the letter his father […]

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Taming the Tiger Mom

I keep making the same parenting mistake over and over I need desperately need to learn to stop. I need to teach myself to quit being such a “tiger mom” before I end up seriously harming my kids. Already I can see that pushing my three year old son to write his name ended up […]

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Introducing Vermont Day School {Now Enrolling!}

{We have partnered together with Vermont Day School to bring you this sponsored post all about this new school and their programs!} If you’ve taken a drive down Route 7 in Shelburne lately you may have noticed a new sign gracing the roadside. Vermont Day School is officially opening it’s doors this fall and is […]

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Homeschooling Hacks:: Homeschooling in Vermont

Have you ever considered homeschooling? When it was time to send my oldest to kindergarten I was considering homeschooling but all the information and rules seemed completely overwhelming.  What I learned over time was that there is a great homeschooling community out there that will help you out while you try to figure out curriculum, […]

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