A Guide to the Best and Worst Halloween Candy

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Do you rifle through your child's Halloween treat bag looking for the goods? Of course, they're not for you, but you don't want your child eating tons of unhealthy, sugary, processed foods, after all! But someone's got to do away with all that temptation, and when there's a Snickers, Kit Kat, or … [Continue reading]

A Tale of Two Families

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When we decided to have a house built in the country this spring, the builder guaranteed us we would be moved in by the end of August. Now, September has come and gone and our builder guaranteed us that we would be in by the end of October. And we get on our knees and pray each night that we will at … [Continue reading]

Halloween Safety

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As you start to prepare your little ones' costumes for Halloween, make sure you remember to keep safety precautions at the top of your list! Twice as … [Continue reading]

4th Annual Costume Cutie Contest

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The moon hangs low in the sky on this dark All Hallow's Eve and your little one is looking for trouble... You run, but you can't hide! He's out to … [Continue reading]

Making Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

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Since I am in the throes of savoring all things fall and enjoying as many spiced ciders and pumpkin lattes as I can keep down, I figured now would be … [Continue reading]

Music for the Mind

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My mother dragged me to piano lessons for 12 years. Every Tuesday, we hopped in the car and drove to the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where I … [Continue reading]

Second Graders Try a Seven-Course, $220 Meal

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How would your child react if you sat him or her down at a fancy restaurant for a seven-course meal fully prepared by one of the best chefs in the … [Continue reading]

Heavy on My Mind

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I haven’t felt like myself lately. I feel like I have nothing interesting to say lately and no topics to write about. This is partially because … [Continue reading]

No-Bake Baby Bullet Cheesecake

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As is the case with many New Englanders, fall is my favorite season! The cool and crisp nights, the colorful and crunchy leaves, the hay bales and … [Continue reading]

A Little Haunt Won’t Hurt

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I’m a big fan of Halloween. BIG. FAN. From the time I was a child, I loved every creepy little thing about it. A few little ghost stories never hurt … [Continue reading]