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My Favorite YouTube Channels for Everything You Need in Life

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a YouTube addict. My YouTube addiction started after my husband and I decided to cut the cord on our cable TV subscription. Because of this, we no longer have access to any cable networks. At first, I was worried about no longer being able to watch all […]

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The Bellwether School: Gentle Parenting, Education, and Community

{Disclaimer: We are working with The Bellwether School to bring you this post.}   Years before we had our daughter, my husband and I had many conversations about what type of parents we wanted to be. During our childless car rides to the movies and long dinners out together, we would wistfully think about who would […]

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How to Create a Positive Behavioral System in Your Home

Chances are, if you have a school-aged child, your child’s school is currently using a positive behavioral system as part of their school’s behavior management protocol. Positive behavioral systems look different from school to school. My son’s school uses a cash system where students can earn reward bucks for being safe, responsible, caring, and kind. […]

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10 Man-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Let’s be real here: Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly topping anyone’s favorite holiday list. The phrase “man-friendly Valentine’s Day” may seem like an oxymoron. Some of you are probably thinking Valentine’s Day isn’t even a real holiday. Well, Halloween isn’t a real holiday either, but everyone loves that. Isn’t it interesting how, as a society, we prefer […]

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3SquaresVT Challenge: What Our Family of 4 Learned Eating on $99 for a Week

Food insecurity, or the lack of resources, often financial, to acquire nutritious food for every meal on a consistent basis, impacts one in ten Vermonters. The federal government sponsors an entitlement program, known as food stamps or the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and families struggling with food […]

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Bad Valentine’s Day Gifts – What I Really Don’t Want to Receive

Bad Valentine’s Day gifts ruin the romance. There is an image of Valentine’s Day as the most romantic day of the year. Couples eat candlelit dinners while listening to the sweet sounds of a string quartet. Beautiful bouquets of flowers are delivered all over town. However, this isn’t reality. Kids, work, and life in general […]

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