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Holiday Craft Fair Shopping Guide: Support Vermont and Shop Local

If Vermont is known for anything, it’s our sense of community. I always thought this, but after moving out of Vermont for a couple of years, I quickly realized how much this rings true. Vermonters are (mostly) very neighborly, considerate, and supportive of their community. It’s why I chose to move back here, and why […]

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Vermont’s First Universally Accessible Playground: Oakledge For All

Oakledge for All—Vermont’s First Universally Accessible Playground As I reflect on my journey as a parent of a child with special needs, one major theme emerges—it’s hard. Crazy hard, on so many levels—from day to day challenges, educational challenges, medical challenges, relationship challenges with your partner, friends, and community, and the ever-present guilt that most […]

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Six Places to Buy, Sell, and Donate Konmaried Kids’ Items

If you’re like me, you’ve been watching Marie Kondo on her Netflix show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, and you may have your own box of “Konmaried” possessions to get rid of. There’s something wonderfully calming about Kondo’s presence, and she manages to make the most mundane tasks (like folding clothes) seem soothing and tranquil. […]

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