Boo Hoo! A City Kids’ Halloween

Even though I’ve been living in Manhattan for twenty years, there are still many aspects of city living to which I haven’t grown accustom.  Most importantly, Halloween, served up city style. My kids have no idea what they’re missing as they’ve only lived in our concrete jungle.  So, when they pass this trick-or-treat sign up in our building foyer every year, they get so excited and revved up for the big day.  I, however, look the other way and cringe. I’m the one who longs for a suburban Halloween.  My kids are just fine. The … [Read more...]

Get Out of Your Gourd with Pumpkins

Who doesn’t love going pumpkin picking in the fall?  While my kids adore apple picking and walking through all of the orchard rows to pluck their personal favorites, our pumpkin festivities last well beyond the pumpkin patch.   Although this year we were again saddened to learn that much of the pumpkin crop in Long Island was ruined in August by the high winds and heavy rains of Hurricane Irene, that didn’t stop us from trudging out in the fields with our wheelbarrows to accomplish our mission: to find enough pumpkins so the kids … [Read more...]