Tag Archives: Halloween

Gilding the Gourd

Gourds are taking over our house these days. From big orange pumpkins to misshapen varieties that make us giggle in disbelief, they are scattered over tables and on the front porch. The latest is the traditional jack-o’-lantern my daughter carved and painted for Halloween: But at the beginning of the month we picked up these: […]

Why we confuse our kids on Halloween

There was a Canadian woman in Northern Ireland who was well-known in the neighbourhood for taking her kids out trick-or-treating on Halloween night. It’s not a tradition in that country the way it is in Canada, so this was thought a bit odd. Her trick-or-treating sparked conversations – about how different she was. About how […]


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