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Holiday Content Break!

  The holidays are here! We are excited to spend some time off with our families and enjoy the beauty of the holidays in Vermont. Until the first of January, we will be taking a break from posting new content here on the blog.   We will still be posting some links to old content on Facebook and Twitter, […]

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ShopVT 2017 is Live!

BVTMB wants our readers to shop local and support families in our community. The holidays are here and as busy moms, we need a few of Santa’s elves to help us finish our long to-do lists! We want you to take the time to enjoy the true warmth of the season and have a twinkle in […]

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Practical Strategies for Holiday Budgeting and Organizing your Gift List

Every year, when the leaves start to fall, I can’t help but get excited. I love all things fall: apple-picking, carving pumpkins, Halloween, baking pretty much anything that involves cinnamon, and consuming anything and everything pumpkin spice flavored. But, while I’m enjoying all things fall, thoughts begin to creep into my head about the upcoming […]

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Ten Things I Learned While Taking My Children’s Holiday Photos

Every year, I become excited about dressing my kids in festive clothing and capturing perfect holiday photos for our Christmas card. You know exactly what I envision: my adorable little ‘elves’ smiling beautifully for the camera with neatly smoothed clothing and gleaming eyes.  Something straight out of a Pinterest page.  The type of holiday photos that make […]

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Cultural Appropriation at Thanksgiving: My Daughter and Chris Hemsworth

  A few weeks ago, my secret boyfriend, Chris Hemsworth, shared an Instagram photo saying he stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are fighting against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Now there’s plenty to talk about in terms of the DAPL, and it’s well worth educating yourself on this issue, but what caught […]

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Mindfulness and the Holiday Season

I went to a physical recently.  I haven’t seen my primary care doctor, whom I love, since I became pregnant and gave birth to my youngest last November.  As I sat in her office I confessed something.  “I am TOTALLY exhausted.  Like down to my bones exhausted.  Do you think I’m anemic?  Do I need more […]

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