"Any family with a new baby can use a helping hand." That's the motto of Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, a longstanding nonprofit that pairs new families with a trained volunteer. The group's first-ever Good Beginnings Baby & Child Expo Extravaganza will raise funds for services that can include at-home visits, meal prep and support for pregnant women on bed rest. Good Beginnings executive director Alison Lamagna describes the expo as "a place for people to come together and learn about some of the resources and products that are out there for parents." Workshops and special events range from Cloth Diapering 101 to the Baby-Wearing Fashion Show. Little ones can get up to speed at the Crawling Olympics.
If you're looking for a great camp where your child can play outside, check out Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp at the Waldorf School. Campers build forts, fairy houses, and toy boats, play nature games, eat cherry tomatoes from the garden, make delicious whole-foods snacks, and create art from…(more)