Tag: halloween

Crazy grateful

Each Thanksgiving, I take inventory of the things I am grateful for.   While I am never more or less appreciative, one year to the next, there are times where events like births or deaths act as glowing reminders of all that we are blessed with (and, more soberingly, how quickly those things may be lost). This

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Gain an Hour? Not So Much.

It’s been several years since I’ve been excited to “gain an hour.” Gone are the days of staying out that extra hour at the bar because I know I’ll get to snooze through the time change. Now I’m angling to get into bed as soon as possible on a Saturday night because only extra super

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Letting My Daughter Make Her Own Choices (Even When This Makes Me Cringe)

Last year my then 2-year-old decided to be an electrician for Halloween (like her daddy). I was over-the-moon about this! Working in the field of women’s rights, I know that girls are often steered away from non-traditional jobs/fields even though they are more likely to provide higher wages and better economic stability. So when my

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The Scariest Thing About Halloween

Last night I asked “A” what he was thinking of being for Halloween this year.  His response was less than enthusiastic.  “I don’t know.  I haven’t thought about it,” he told me.  Frankly, I couldn’t have been more shocked than if Count Dracula himself appeared in front of me.  This was the kid who had

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