Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. I am old enough to have taken part in the Halloweens that were just for kids. Gaggles of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls would roam the streets, hallways, and buildings in New York Trick or Treating. And there were treats. And there were tricks.

All in good fun.

By the time my kids came along, Halloween was a family affair. You wouldn't send your kids out to roam the streets without adult supervision. Trick or treating was relegated to people you knew and the stores in your neighborhood.

And I felt bad that they were somehow "missing out" on Halloween. But the reality was that I was dwelling on the past; lamenting the loss of the Halloween of my youth - a Halloween they never new so couldn't miss. They have their own memories of Halloween.

This Halloween will definitely be different for most. Not worse. Not better. Just different. And we have the opportunity to turn that different into the stuff memories are made for our kids. We just have to let go of the ghosts of Halloween past.

Now, I'd like to hear from you..What Halloween memories are you making for your kids?

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I'm Mary Kerwin

and I’ve been a teacher for over 40 years, as well as a mother to four children who pay their own bills. I understand the struggle of getting this parenting thing “right”. It’s hard to juggle all.the.things while making sure your children have everything they need to live happy, well-adjusted lives. 


I created this holistic curriculum because I saw a huge gap in what was being taught in school, and what kids actually need to make it in the real world. I believe it’s absolutely imperative for our kids to develop life skills because it will have a direct impact on their confidence and their future.