Halloween Grows Up

November 1, 2016

As I sit here in a chocolate-induced haze after Halloween night, I have mixed emotions about how the night unfolded. This year, Halloween was different — different, good, but also different, bad. Or maybe I mean sad. This was the first time our whole family wasn’t together for Halloween. So yeah, that makes me kinda sad. Both […]

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Picking The Perfect Pumpkin

October 13, 2015

Every October my mother used to love to go pumpkin picking with my kids and me. We’d usually drive to an orchard that had both apples and pumpkins and she would delight in watching her grandkids romp around the trees looking for apples, and sampling a few along the way. When the boys tired of […]

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A Halloween Do-Over

November 12, 2012

Hurricane Sandy blew in two days before Halloween and with it, took many of our trees, along with power in the majority of our community. With numerous downed electrical lines, spooky dark streets and trees blocking roads, trick-or-treating would have been dangerous. The Village cancelled Halloween, promising to re-schedule it at a later date.  We […]

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I’m A Guest Blogger Today!!

October 29, 2012

Check out my guest post on the wonderful blog, Life in Pleasantville.  My post, “Bye-Bye Halloween?” explores my angst when the costume catalogs start arriving and I realize only one of my three kids would still want to dress up.  I start to wonder if we will turn into one of those houses that shuts […]

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