I recently submitted my first Vermont EOYA (End of Year Assessment). I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the process is not that hard! These simple tips will get you through it painlessly too.

Vermont EOYA Tips

Managing challenges we face personally, in our work and with our families can be hard. One of the places I turn for inspiration and ideas is books. Today I’m sharing three books that have inspired me lately.

Three Books that Have Inspired Me Lately

Today I’m sharing three easy ideas for childhood photos from infancy through the teen years. These are photos I would include in any photo session, but you can capture them on your own too.

Three Annual Must-have Childhood Photos

Yesterday spring showed up in all it’s glory and I had so much fun capturing some spring photos. A few friends have recently asked how I balance educating four children, self-care and my business. I thought that a day-in-the-life home education and celebration of spring post would be a fun change of pace. I’ll be back next week with some photo tips.

Welcome Spring at Pond Academy

Five Things I’m Embracing as a Home School Parent This is my first NOT Back to School day as a home school Mom and I’m really excited! Today, I am grateful for the unexpected opportunity to home school my children. Honestly, I haven’t been this happy on the first day of school in the 12 […]

Let’s Not Go Back to School — 2021!

In my darkest days with PTSD, reading a big part of the healing process. Today I’m sharing the books to that were most helpful to me.

My Favorite Books to Help with PTSD

Five books sitting on a shelf

My family fostered five kittens for the Humane Society of Chittenden County over the past two months. I had fun documenting the foster kittens’ growth and wanted to share some photos. We had switched to homeschooling our four children back in November and this was the first big project we took on that never would […]

Our First Foster Kittens!

young foster kitten

Today I’m sharing my favorite 2021 Vermont Signs of Spring Photos. This year more than usual, photographing the signs of spring life returning has brought hope and a grounded feeling.

2021 Vermont Signs of Spring Photos

small leaves on a dark background

Public school was a square-peg/round-hole challenge for my kids before the pandemic. Once the novelty of remote school wore off, we were again faced with a tough situation. I was struggling to balance my relationship with my kids against their educational needs, all while starting a new career.

A Former Public School Teacher on Homeschooling Her Kids

father measures ice thickness

On a late fall run through the woods, I could feel that our fall 2020 rhythm wasn’t healthy and yet I wasn’t sure how to shift … My thoughts wandered to the idea that connecting with our own natural, healthy rhythms will still help us in difficult times. I began planning a move away from virtual learning and back to learning in real life at home.

My Unexpected Transition to Homeschooling

Two Children Using a microscope

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Kate Farrell is a professional lifestyle family photographer based in Williston, Vermont, serving the greater Chittenden County area including Williston, Richmond, Jericho, Underhill, Hinesburg, Huntington, Charlotte, Shelburne, Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski and Colchester.