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It's Coming

I make no secret that I don't like Halloween. Even as a child, and in spite of the fact that my parents let us dress up and go trick-or-treating, I would have rather been doing something else. Now as an adult, I can see the fun side... I love the pumpkins and beautiful fall decorations. Heck, I love chocolate as much as ever!

And yes, I let my kids dress-up and trick-or-treat too. If some day they don't want to, we'll find something else to do. For now, I hand out goodies to all kids of all ages and enjoy the smiles that come from fun costumes and bags full of candy!

So in the "spirit" of Halloween, I'm going to offer up a few of my favorite fall fun activities that do not involve eye-balls, skulls, blood, or half-dead creatures of any sort.

Here's a simple project that you probably did as a child: Go on a nature walk and pick up some of the beautiful leaves. If you are up for it, help the kids discover what kinds of trees the leaves came from. Otherwise,…

A Fine Line

We all walk it. That fine line between doing too much and too little. I'm a fan of balance, but I've yet to find it.

So here I am.... days since I've written anything worthy of being published because I'm stretching myself in other areas. Stretching and balance... hmmm suddenly I feel like I need to squeeze in a workout... Back to topic.

I read a tiny article in a nondescript paper just a few weeks ago that helped in a small way to bring more balance to my crazy schedule. It's simple, but does take some thought. So here it is. Do you find yourself with 10 minutes here or there through your day? Do you usually spend a day cleaning the house and dreading it for the 6 days prior to it? Why not take those 10 minutes at random and forget an all-day cleaning spree?

There are times when I have a few minutes before picking up the kids at school. It might be a few minutes while I'm waiting for the laundry to dry, the water to boil, or while the kids do their homework. B…