Stay Away Sugar Witch! Why I Don’t Make Halloween Candy Forbidden

Halloween is nearly upon us! Soon we’ll be carving pumpkins, dressing up and strolling the neighborhood in full trick-or-treat mode. And with Halloween comes candy. I’m over at Babble sharing a post entitled, “I Don’t Agree With Taking Kids’ Halloween Candy Away From Them.” In the article, I talk about how when I became a […]

Monday Musings ~ October 26

Happy last Monday of October! I’ve been gone from these parts for a bit. I was visiting my sister and her family in Iowa, working on all the work that needed to be done, and participating in all the October happenings. So let’s get caught up! 1. Check out this amazing treat box The Popcorn […]

Monday Musings ~ October 12

Happy Monday! It’s Columbus Day, which means no mail. I still dutifully check my mailbox every day, so I dislike mail holidays (especially as a freelancer expecting checks). School is in session and I’m working, of course. Do you get Columbus Day off? 1. I realized over the weekend — when it was 100 degrees […]

A Bounty of Pumpkin Desserts

This post originally ran in September 2013. But in the spirit of pumpkin and full, I’m sharing it again for new readers and those of you searching for pumpkin recipes. It’s the most wonderful time of the year … fall! I absolutely love the season of apples, pumpkins, harvest festivals, falling leaves, sweater weather, jeans, […]

The Ways to Be Happy

Sophie and I have a bedtime tradition. Every night, after her teeth are brushed, pajamas on and she’s tucked in bed, I ask her the same question I’ve been asking since she was very little. What’s your favorite thing you did today? The only “rule” we have when answering the question is you can’t say, […]