Legend tells of a a phantom ghost which comes to town to leave goodies at the door of girls and boys around Halloween . . . in the form of treats and treasures from the Dollar Store. For those unfamiliar with the tradition of “BOO-ing” or “ghosting” around Halloween, someone in our neighborhood starts the BOO rolling, leaving a bucket […]
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Tots can keep busy decorating the outside with dishwasher-safe stickers, then enjoy the snacks and drink stashed inside. Available in seven colors. Visit store.goodbyn.com, and enter the code REAL2011 at checkout to save 20 percent. *Discount available from October 1, 2011 until November 30, 2011, or while supplies last.
Each time I read the Wall Street Journal (which is less rare an occurrence than you might think), I learn something new. Last week, I learned my husband and I were slacking on the lunch making front. Or, more specifically, the lunch note making front. According to the article “To Pack an A-Plus Lunchbox” many parents send something extra in their child’s […]
Looking for some bake sale inspiration or just feeling nostalgic for sweet treats from your childhood? Gretchen Holt-Witt’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook is here, just in time for all those back-to-school sugar bonanzas. When I was little, I was a sucker for anything involving cheesecake. So I was always willing to plunk down a few quarters […]
One of the things that is both most amazing and most maddening about Middle is that when he fixates on something, he never lets go. He is like a pit bull, or at least what I think pit bulls are supposed to be like, since people describe this sort of I’m-not-letting-go-till-I-get-my-way as acting “like a pit bull.” (Which makes me […]
Or: What do you do when your 4-year-old has much older brothers? Last night Middle was telling me about the short story he read in English class yesterday, and I asked if I could read it. It was “Charles,” by Shirley Jackson. The only Shirley Jackson story I ever remember reading was—of course—“The Lottery,” and I was surprised by how […]