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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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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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5 Great Local Lunch Date Ideas for Couples on a Budget

If you’re like my husband and me, you know how tricky it is to manage a household budget with kids. We are very organized when it comes to planning and shopping for groceries, maintaining a stock of household items, and minimizing baby product purchases. As homeowners, we have consistent bills each month that we need […]

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Bullying in Schools: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

I’ve got some pretty ridiculous parenting nightmares floating around in my head. For instance, my biggest fear while pregnant was that my kid would pretend to be an animal all the time. (Totally freaked me out and of course, came true. She loves howling at the moon with her neighborhood friends…) But one of the […]

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Planning to the Extreme: How Hyper-Organization is Driving me Insane

I know some people (myself included) are in the school of thought that too much planning is never a bad thing. “Measure twice, cut once,” amirite? My friends, this couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve mentioned a few times in my previous posts that I have OCD and extreme social anxiety. Well, part of that means […]

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