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Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Growing up in the mountains of upstate New York, I looked forward to everything fall. Falling leaves, brisk air, cider mills, apple picking, pumpkin patches and, of course, picking out my annual Halloween costume. The Halloween costume was weeks in the making with everything from “design planning” to the construction of the costume itself. My […]

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We Don't Do Halloween

Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween

I love cinnamon-scented pinecones, mums, changing leaves, hayrides, and little fun-size chocolates. My middle child sings the best rendition of “Five Little Pumpkins” ever. My family loves fall. But behind the crisp morning air, football, and pumpkin spice lattes, my family hides a dark secret… We HATE Halloween. There, I said it. Ten years ago, […]

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MLK Day of Rememberance: Teaching Your Kids About the Civil Rights Movement

On Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of Remembrance, many of us reflect on the Civil Rights leader and what he stood for: freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. Some use the day in service to others, volunteering for food distribution or other community service projects around the area. If you are looking for opportunities […]

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