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Putting Halloween Away

posted Tuesday November 10th, 2009

I always try to put the Halloween stuff away the day after. I might have five overflowing laundry baskets in my dining room at the moment, and be perfectly okay with it — but to me, there’s something unacceptably untidy about having holiday detritus around after the holiday in question is over. Maybe I drove […]


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I Spy

posted Monday November 3rd, 2008

I was really excited for Halloween this year, and not just for the usual reasons. I couldn’t wait for the Kindergarten Halloween Festival and, finally, a chance to spy. It’s a tradition at the girls’ school. (The festival, not the spying.) Every Halloween, all the kindergarteners — and only the kindergarteners — parade through the […]


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Leftover Candy Corn, Anyone?

posted Sunday November 2nd, 2008

After months (literally) of preparation, Halloween was a blur. My main goal each year is to nail the perfect picture of the girls in the their costumes, and til this year I’ve even managed to convince them to dress as coordinating characters (angel/devil; two black cats; vampire and bat). This year all bets were off. […]


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Halloween Writing Workshop at MADE Art Boutique

posted Monday October 13th, 2008

We interrupt our regularly scheduled navel-gazing to bring you this shameless plug — my dear friend Deborah Sussman Susser and I are co-teaching a one-day writing workshop at MADE in downtown Phoenix, on October 25. Check it out. Spread the word. Thanks! (This one’s for everyone, not just moms….) TRICK OR TREAT? with Amy Silverman […]


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