I may be reserved and nice, but I’m also surprisingly stubborn. As in, so stubborn that my husband once joked I could have a C-section without anesthetics, if I got it in my head to do so. Stubborn plus parenting doesn’t always mix, let me tell ya. It’s been a bumpy road, but I’m slowing learning … More Knowing When to Give Up
For my daughter’s first Halloween, Sue set the bar very high with Amelia Earhart. Once the torch was handed to me, I continued the theme of Inspiring Women in History costumes. In 2011 there was Marie Curie, and the next year we finished the trio with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (Appropriately enough, it was an election year. … More Strong Females in Literature Costumes: Carmen
Anyone else doing the Halloween scramble? Have no fear. I’ve wrapped up all my previous posts on Halloween costume ideas into one handy reference.
What what your best Halloween costume ever? The women-in-history trio I created for my daughter is high on my list, but my personal favorite was: Carrie. Hands down. Unfortunately it was 1999, so I don’t have a picture to share. Most of us didn’t have camera phones or digital camera then (cue gasps from the post-Gen X … More Best Halloween Costume?
Need an easy (and impressive) finishing touch for that last-minute costume you’re pulling together? Here’s a great solution: If you need a wig… And can’t really sew (like me)… And don’t want to spend $40 on an itchy, ill-fitting travesty at a costume shop… Make your own no-sew wig! Pssst: As promised, if you want … More No-Sew Costume Wig
How do parents put up with year after year of the same Halloween costume ideas? Just the thought of a rack of princess-in-a-bag ensembles makes me want to gouge my brain out. Sure, Szaba will probably come to me one day (as soon as next year?) wanting to look like everyone else, but until then, … More Women in History Costumes
I remember hearing “the holidays are hard.” I had no idea how hard, especially when the holidays are a pivot point in losing someone. The saying goes: When it rains, it pours. Well, with the drizzled onslaught of fall at my doorstep—and all the memories that come flooding back with it—I have a new appreciation … More When It Rains, It Pours