The Halloween sail

The Halloween Sail

It's Halloween today and I'm wearing orange and black. When I glanced at myself in the mirror this morning, I had to chuckle as I was reminded of a long-buried childhood memory that didn't come to mind until I saw these two colors together. I've blogged before that mine was a family of sailing enthusiasts, and that we spent many childhood vacations on the family sailboat. Once upon a time, as we were pining through winter and wishing for the summer sailing season, my Dad informed us that he … [Read more...]

The switch witch trick worked!

Halloween 2013

I've blogged before about how important it is to me that we raise Zoe with normal, healthy eating habits and no unnatural sugar cravings such as the ones I've been plagued with all my life. Before age two, I tried really hard to limit her sweets but for about the last year and a half, I've been a bit more relaxed about it. She loves chocolate and ice cream and gets them from time to time, but not ALL the time - and certainly not every day. For a couple of weeks now, I've been dreading the … [Read more...]