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Oct30
Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

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I’m breaking format this morning because…da da da DAAA…I’m an idiot who is having trick-or-treating anxiety. Yes. Trick-or-treating anxiety. My life is…really very sad. A recap of my life, pre-pathetic-ness: We lived in the city, in a building that did not get trick-or-treaters. We never even bothered to buy candy. We never took Noah out, […]

Oct30
Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

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I swear, I moved literally one mile north and all the activities are different. First we encountered the Halloween Boo, now we’ve discovered the Trunk Or Treat event. Our last elementary school celebrated Halloween with a PTA sponsored party in the evening. This party was great fun for the kids with tons of candy, cupcakes, […]

Oct25
Great Halloween Crafts

Great Halloween Crafts

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You may not know this, based on the tone of my summer time Burning Daylight series. I like doing things with my kids I just don’t like doing things with my kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Which is what my kids think life should be like in the summer: a non-stop […]

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Oct23
The Best Halloween Cupcakes

The Best Halloween Cupcakes

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Remember a while ago when our own Alice Bradley spoke about the term Alpha Mom on television? “I think an alpha mom is somebody who is smart, who is plugged in, who is not afraid to admit that they don’t know what they’re doing all the time but they’re gonna go out there and find […]

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Oct16
How To Take Great Halloween Photos

How To Take Great Halloween Photos

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I have had varying degrees of luck getting halloween photos of the kids in the past. Usually the evening passes in a blur resulting in shots like this picture of my wound up little devil. I thought it might be worth while, now that we’re exactly half way (!) to halloween to share some Halloween […]

Oct11
Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

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A couple of years ago I picked up my friend’s daughter for preschool and noticed a ghost picture in her door. I asked, “What’s that for?” She said, knowing how much I hated my own neighborhood and how much I wanted to live in hers, “I’m afraid to tell you, I think it’ll upset you.” […]

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