Tag Archives: halloween

October Meal Plan: The Comfort of Routine

I don’t have much to say tonight.  I almost didn’t post.  One of The Aunts, my Gramma’s sister, passed on today and I didn’t hear until just about an hour ago.  So I’m sad and thinking of her farmhouse among … Continue reading

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Treats at School

After I wrote this year’s Halloween mantras — “The Post About the Treats” — I got a pretty nice response from several people who said that the philosophy J. and I adhere to these days, as far as all that … Continue reading

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The Post About the Treats

Every year around this time, as people’s thoughts turn to Halloween, I see a lot of questions floating around the internet.  What should we do about the candy?  Do we let our kids have candy?  Why can’t Halloween be done … Continue reading

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The October Meal Plan, and When Things Fall Apart

Last night was the last of the $3 per person dinner nights in our house, but I don’t have a photo to share with you.  Sorry, but I couldn’t photograph that meal…because it all fell apart. Literally.  Our evening was … Continue reading

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November Meal Plan and Thankfulness

Not to get all churchy on people, or anything — this is a completely nonreligious, ecumenical blog — but yesterday the visiting pastor at our church had some words of wisdom during the Children’s Moment that I think are worth … Continue reading

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End of Month Round-Up: What Uber-Mom Did

The other day I asked, in the post “What’s an Uber-Mom to Do?”, what the correct response to the school Halloween party (sorry, “Fall Celebration”) might be given the fact that the menu was not designed well for my particular … Continue reading

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What’s an Uber-Mom to Do?

Oh, the world is full of slippery slopes, when you start really thinking about food and kids and trying to stand by your principles and all of that.  Bettina of The Lunch Tray yesterday referred to me as an “Uber-Mom,” … Continue reading

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Tricky Treats

It’s almost Halloween, and as much as I may not fully throw myself into participating (for example, ours is one of the only houses on the street lacking inflatable ghosts, scarecrows staked into the yard, and other various eye-catching decorative … Continue reading

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Halloween Confessions

It’s that week in the blogosphere (side note: I HATE the word blogosphere).  You know what I’m talking about.  Some of the food bloggers are writing about boycotts of certain candy companies; some are planning to boycott trick-or-treating altogether.  Some … Continue reading

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