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Nature Play

Encouraging Children to Play in Nature

Have you ever taken a walk outside in nature with your children and watched them gather little objects that they find interesting and magical to play with? When children are outside regularly without constant access to toys or playsets, their curiosity can turn towards natural objects and healthy exploration of the world around them. If […]

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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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Ultimate Summer Guide

The Ultimate Vermont Summer Guide: 90+ Activities for Summer Fun!

School is out and summer has begun! Which means it’s only a matter of time until you hear those words that can drive any momma crazy – “I’m bored!”  We are here to rescue you from those dreadful words with our Ultimate Vermont Summer Guide full of ideas for some family fun! We’ve done the […]

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Molly's Crunchy Crafts

Molly’s Crunchy Crafts: Handmade Items You Have to Check Out!

{Disclaimer: We’re working with Molly’s Crunchy Crafts to bring you this post, however, the opinions are all our own!} I especially love handmade gifts. As a knitter, I have a great appreciation for the hard work and love that goes into creating items for others. When approached with the opportunity to work with Molly of Molly’s […]

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Raising My Biracial Babies While Living in Vermont

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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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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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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