• 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…

  • Aimee,  Blog & Buzz,  Daytrips,  Enrichment Activities,  NEK Moms Contributors

    It’s Strawberry Season in the Kingdom

    Although from Florida, the “Winter Strawberry Capital of the World,” I never picked my own strawberries growing up. This is strange because 1. I love strawberries and 2. fresh strawberries are so much better than grocery store berries. Since I’ve been in Vermont my husband and I have intended each summer to pick our own but other things came up and we always missed the season. Not this year. Last night a girlfriend told me that the strawberries were ready at Peak View Berry Farm in Brownington (754-6319 or 323-9292); in fact, she had already picked a flat of delicious berries on Wednesday and insisted we needed to waste no…