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How to Talk About Halloween with Your Kids

“Mom, there is one holiday I wish we could just skip all together.”  “What holiday is that?”  “Halloween.”   With spiders and webs all around, floating ghosts, ghoulish loing faces popping up all over the neighborhood, I can see why my daughter would rather skip Halloween.  Stores have scary images scattered […]


Visiting Grandma for Halloween

Yesterday, I brought Lucy to visit my grandmother who is in her 90s, living in an assisted care home.  First Lucy dressed up like a princess to see her great-grandmother.  Then she decided that costume was too itchy so she changed into her pink ballerina outfit.  Actually it was her […]


It’s Candyland Around Here!

I must admit.  Dressing up and getting candy is a pretty cool combination for a kid (and us as parents!).  We’ve had a lot of fun this weekend.  Friday morning:  Kindergarten costume parade at school. Friday night:  Husky Howl – fall festival at school. Monday morning:  Free train ride at […]