In Which I Figure Out My Christmas “Thing”

Remember how I told you I wanted to share my Christmas celebration with my family?

Happy Vanniversary

Fourteen years ago, I got hit by a van and had to fight for my life.

Why I Bought Myself a Christmas Present

At some point you’ll want to ask yourself what you’d like your Christmas to be, instead-of-or-in-addition-to what it already is.

In Praise of Pumpkinmas

What’s Pumpkinmas, you ask? Pumpkinmas is a pumpkin-themed autumnal gathering. A celebration in which all invitees bring a pumpkin or a pumpkin-themed dish.

The Cost of Homemade Halloween Costumes

My daughter wanted to be a plague doctor for Halloween.

Why I Wear the Same Halloween Costume Every Year

I was having a hard time fathoming spending money on something as frivolous as a Halloween costume, but I made the trek to a costume store with several friends to see what I could find.

It’s Equal Pay Day!

Good news: the gender pay gap is shrinking!

The Cost of Halloween Decorating

What would Morticia do?

All I Want For Christmas Is What My Parents Got: The Myth of the Merry Middle Class