Posts tagged "halloween"

Stupid things I never thought I'd do as a mom

As much as I dislike Facebook postings from parents to children who: a) don’t have a page and b) can’t read, one of my biggest motherhood pet peeves is when parents write thank you notes in the voice of their child who can’t write and, in many cases, can’t speak yet.   Once I became a mom,... Read more »

First Halloween, now Valentine's Day?

You know how I told you that I hated Halloween until my daughter started getting into it? Well, I don’t despise Valentine’s Day as much, but I’ve never been a fan either.  Well, guess who emailed the pre school teachers to find out what Valentine’s treats Amelia could bring to school tomorrow? Yep, yours truly. ... Read more »

Happy New Year! ?

Happy New Year!  ?
Since our favorite curmudgeon Andy Rooney retired, we could use a good rant. It’s been awhile, and I typically hand off rants to my husband, Scott, but he’s been too swamped with work. I know he’d probably do this rant better than I, but well, the emotions are just as valid. WTF is up with having Christmas decorations and presents in the... Read more »
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I don't like Halloween

At one, Ame wore a Minnie Mouse outfit from her older cousin Mariana.
I know, it comes as a shock to you that I, who dresses up more than once for her TV job, does not care for Halloween at all. It’s not for moral issues or dental concerns. Believe me, the candy part or the pagan dress up does not concern me. I just don’t like it.... Read more »

Happy Halloween!

Khadine's little tiger, Dylan
A few weeks ago, I wrote about passing on my love of Halloween to Dylan. On that post, I mentioned that Dylan was not at all afraid of all the Halloween decorations he was encountering, and absolutely loved all the monsters and ghouls he saw. Just as I was congratulating myself on having such a... Read more »

Boo!

“We’ll chop off your head, then we’ll laugh when you’re dead“- ‘Scared Shrekless’, which premiered last night and amused us immensely (it’s on again tomorrow is you missed it!) Wow. I find myself with a whole other blog already written (this is a rare thing, as I am usually scratching my head around Tuesday wondering... Read more »
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Trick or Treat!

Halloween is just around the corner and, like our Sunday guest blogger Khadine, I too love this Holiday. Back when we were kids, my Mother used to make our costumes. I remember always wanting to be something pretty; ballerina, fairy or princess were usually my top three favorites during those years.  I just loved dressing... Read more »

Halloween Fever

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. I am one of those people who start planning their costumes three or four months in advance, who start decorating their house for Halloween the last week of September, and who puts on a costume just to answer the door to hand out treats on the big day.... Read more »

My Hometown

You’ll soon know why I asked my friend Randy Southern to write today. He has some powerful stories to tell. Our town may never recover from his move, but a new life with his amazing new wife Holly has made it bearable for us to say bye.  Once a place touches you like this, the... Read more »
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Looks Can Be Deceiving

  Last Week’s Blog > “The Corporate Traveler’s Wife” A big thank you to both of my guest writers who filled in the last two weeks; their entries were wonderfully entertaining. Chelle will soon be writing her own blog on ChicagoNow.com called, “The Sunny Side of Naperville“, and I’ll be inviting Angi back to tell us how life... Read more »