• Aimee,  Blog & Buzz,  NEK Moms Contributors

    2012 Flu Season Begins

    If you’ve seen the local news this morning you may have heard that the New Hampshire Health Department has already confirmed its first case of flu. Last year, the flu hit later than usual and was one of the mildest years in history, according to the CDC. Flu clinics are being held throughout the state; locally North Country Hospital began offering its clinic on September 20. You can view the full flu shot clinic schedule HERE. Many pharmacies also offer walk-in flu shot clinics throughout the season. To stay current on the flu in Vermont, bookmark the Vermont Department of Health Flu Surveillance website. Here you can find about the…

  • Activity Ideas,  Aimee,  NEK Moms Contributors

    Play With Your Baby

    Now that Sweet Pea is sitting up on her own I feel like the world has really opened up to her. She’s always been a curious baby but it seems like she has hit an age (13 months) when lots of cognitive development is occurring – and fast! In order to expose her to all kinds of sensory activities without breaking the bank I did some research online and in the used book section of Amazon (amazing what you can get for next to nothing!) and found an abundance of games and activities for toddlers that are practically free. I recently wrote about three activities at Mama’s Recess but have…

  • Activity Ideas,  Aimee,  Blog & Buzz

    Butter!

    This past Saturday I took a home cheesemaking class at the Old Stone House in Brownington. It was lovely as there were only two students (although the first class sold out) so it was really hands on. Jana Lovejoy of Apple Ledge Farm in Coventry was our teacher and she was awesome! Not only did I learn about making cheese, but I also learned a lot about being a full-time farmer. It’s incredible that Jana has any time left over for teaching classes as she is also very involved in the community. Although we learned to make many different cheeses – and most of them would be easy for kids…

  • Amanda,  Blog & Buzz,  NEK Moms Contributors

    Meet the Latest NEK Moms Contributor, Amanda!

    NEKMoms.com is thrilled to announce our latest addition to our growing network of Northeast Kingdom bloggers. Meet Amanda!   I don’t think it matters if you have planned to have a child your entire life or if it was something that was unexpected, when you have children it changes your entire perspective of the world.  I am a single mama that is simply trying to find the humor and ridiculousness in what we call every day life.  I was born and raised in Vermont and spent time traveling in my early twenties until I finally landed back at home knowing that there was no-place else I would rather be.  I have an amazing support system and would…