Tag: Halloween candy

Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Big, Fat Halloween Weight Gain

Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Big, Fat Halloween Weight Gain

There were many years when we would spend the whole month of October, and sometimes, even some of September, planning out my kids’ costumes for Halloween. The problem was there were way too many costume choices, and the stores started promoting the holiday way too early. This has had the combined effect of – a) working my kids up into a…

What NOT to do with the Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

What NOT to do with the Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

“You know what I’m thankful for, Aunt Tracy?” asked my niece. “What?” “All this leftover Turkey!” she beamed as I surveyed the inside of my refrigerator. I gave her a withering smile. I’m always thankful for a little bit of leftover turkey. But this year, we had so much turkey leftover, we needed a veritable chicken coop to keep it…

A Belated Visit from the Halloween Candy Fairy

A Belated Visit from the Halloween Candy Fairy

True to my word, I did not buy any Halloween candy until, literally, the day OF Halloween. Based on my past experiences of raiding the candy bags for a week before Halloween, I knew that this was a really, really smart plan. It assured that a) I would not gain five pounds in stolen Halloween candy weight and, b) there…