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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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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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ShopVT 2015 is Here!

  Win BIG this Holiday Season   For the third year in a row we have partnered with Try Vermont First  and are thrilled to announce the launch of ShopVT! A site dedicated to promoting local products that VT has to offer through a series of awesome and exciting giveaways. What’s in it for you? That’s easy! The site is […]

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Holiday Travel Tips for Your Preschooler

The holidays are fast-approaching, and this could possibly mean more travel time with your preschooler or toddler. Here is a process that we’ve used for a 5-hour trip that has consistently worked with our almost 4-year-old to keep her busy and as happy as can be expected on a long car ride. First, we separate […]

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