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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.” […]

Oct02
Pink is my favorite color but only in October.

Pink is my favorite color but only in October.

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A friend called this week to let me know she’d found a lump in her breast and it concerned her doctor. She’s going this week for a mammogram to get a better look at it and in the mean time I am attempting to not totally freak out. I am trying not to freak out […]

Sep27
What not to wear this Halloween.

What not to wear this Halloween.

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Remember last December when I highlighted the gifts you’d give my kids if you hated me? I thought it would be fun to share the costumes I came across which perplexed my delicate sensibilities or which my kids will wear over my dead body. Your daughter wants to be a mega star, get her started […]

Sep25
Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

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I’ve spent a good number of hours looking at the inventive costumes people come up with. We’re a family with a lot of respect for the DIY costume. My husband once spent almost $100 making this Shriner costume (complete with little car) and I almost killed him. I’m cheap you see. I’ve been browsing all […]

Sep18
Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

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Each year I start shopping for costumes in mid-October and then end up at the party supply store buying whatever’s left and spending a million dollars on it. This year I will likely do the same thing but I will have looked at all the options before I spend a million dollars on costumes for […]

Sep06
It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

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You don’t have to wait until September 19 to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We celebrated in August and I plan to make it a monthly affair at my house. Like many a preschool boy, my son is obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners, as well. I’m eating with my hands […]

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