How To Prepare for Halloween like My Husband Does

Tomorrow is November 1st and it marks a very special occasion.It’s the day of the year where I beg my husband to bring down the Christmas decoration boxes and place them in the dining room so I can stare, longingly, at them in excited anticipation of decorating.He’s one of those scrooges that thinks it’s “inappropriate” and “crazy” to start decorating for the holidays in July.Whatever....more

The Psychic and the Poltergeist: A Halloween Tale

(This is an excerpt from my latest book Confessions of a Reluctant Psychic, which is currently a work-in-progress.) ...more

When It Comes to Pumpkins, Teal Is the New Orange

Put a teal-colored pumpkin outside your home and you'll be helping to make sure that allergy kids will be able to participate safely in all the fun and excitement of Halloween.The teal pumpkin will signify that your home will provide non-allergy food and non-food goodies for the allergy kids, as well as the candy and other more typical Halloween treats....more

When It Comes to Pumpkins, Teal Could be the New Orange

Put a teal-colored pumpkin outside your home and you'll be helping to make sure that allergy kids will be able to participate safely in all the fun and excitement of Halloween.The teal pumpkin will signify that your home will provide non-allergy food and non-food goodies for the allergy kids, as well as the candy and other more typical Halloween treats....more

If You’re Any of These Things for Halloween I Will Judge You

 Thinking of being any of the following for Halloween this year?  Well you might want to rethink that if you don’t want me giving you the malocchio from the grouchy confines of my apartment (no one invited me anywhere this year and I’m taking it out on you). Ken Bone Just don’t....more

I'm tapping out of Halloween this year

“Mom, where did Halloween come from?” My 9 year old asked me from the backseat of the car.I stopped at the light, flipped on my blinker and then launched into an awkward, halting story about “All Saints Day,” “holy people,” “scary stuff,” and how that all relates (or doesn’t) to dressing up, ringing doorbells, and getting candy.“People don’t really celebrate “All Saints Day” or “All Hallows Eve” anymore, honey. But…I guess we dress up and get scared and say ‘trick or treat’ because it’s fun.”Or something…I added in my head, sighing....more

Finding The Perfect Family Costume

My Halloween costume last year when pregnant with Greyson....more

6 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

I know it's only the middle of September, but Halloween is coming. The pumpkins are getting fat. You need to buy candy and find a good costume STAT.At least putting together an Instagram worthy costume doesn't have to be difficult. Chances are you already have what you need tucked away in your closet and beauty cabinet.If you are stumped for ideas, here are six costumes you'll be able to put together in an afternoon.Halloween in Your Closet: 6 Easy Costume Ideas...more

Awkward celebrations: Halloween

It may be hard to believe, but Halloween was virtually unknown in Norway until the turn of the century. During the last 10-15 years though, Halloween has been adopted in Norway in a big, but not always in a good way....more

Fezzes are Cool

As costumes go, this year was really not all that difficult....more
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