Posts in category "Halloween"

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming
My oldest son, when he hears the phrase, “Christmas is coming,” says it’s like the equivalent of hearing a Neanderthal dragging his un-manicured talons in vicious circles across a pre-historic chalkboard, you know, if there were chalkboards in pre-history. But, have I mentioned in the last fifteen minutes that all three of my children have... Read more »

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.
As a busy mom, I appreciate all the help I can get. Especially around the holidays. And now the beginning of the whole insane Holiday Season seems to start with Halloween. So, imagine my joy at finding a little help carving our pumpkins this year. Pumpkin carving is a serious tradition at our house. A... Read more »

Don't be a pumpkin bumpkin! Keep them out of the landfill

Don't be a pumpkin bumpkin! Keep them out of the landfill
I stumbled upon a way to keep our carved pumpkins out of the landfill quite accidentally about five years ago. Not having enough time to bag them up, I just put them in the backyard garden. Then never got around to it. Thanks to the squirrels and a Chicago winter, they decomposed quite nicely. By... Read more »
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On Halloween: Five things that scared me as a kid and the adult fears they morphed into.

On Halloween: Five things that scared me as a kid and the adult fears they morphed into.
In honor of Halloween, I’ve gone back and opened up those scary childhood closets, looked under the bed to remind myself of all the things that used to make me afraid. And, as an added benefit (no charge) we’ll see how those childhood fears have morphed into the things that now scare me as a... Read more »