I don’t know about you, but I miss the days where I could dress my kiddos in whatever I wanted them to be for Halloween. A pumpkin. A cute puppy. A borrowed (and free) costume from a friend. Whatever, as long as it was cute. Now that they’re no longer babies and are way more opinionated on their costumes, the whole process has gotten a lot harder and way more annoying. It doesn’t help that children can change their minds at the drop of a hat (or new movie). So, here it is: the process of my children deciding what they are going to be for Halloween.
Does your child often beg for one more book at bedtime? Does he prefer flipping pages over changing TV channels? Then congratulations: your child is a bookworm. And since your child loves to read, it only makes sense for her passion to inspire this year’s Halloween costume. Whether she enjoys the ridiculous rhymes of Dr. Seuss or the adventures of Pippi Longstocking, your tot is sure to be pleased by these 13 page-turning costumes. http://bit.ly/122wq2i
by Denise Cortes posted in Life & Home I have a confession to make: I used to hate zombies. Like, really really hate them. They just creeped me out — I have this thing about decomposing flesh. Decomposing anything, really. But, thanks to my dad, I’m scarred for life. These days, thanks to Walking Dead… Read more »
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by Jennifer Borget posted in Mom Stories This Halloween you may notice a different shade of pumpkins in your neighborhood. That’s because Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) is encouraging families to paint a pumpkin teal and start a new tradition of passing out non-food items for Halloween. Teal is the color representing food allergy……
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If you have a child who suffers from wheat, dairy, and egg allergies, Halloween can be an especially tough time. Here’s a delicious, special Halloween treat that you can whip up for your child without wheat, butter, and milk. Pumpkin, chocolate chips, and cinnamon glaze come together for the perfect Halloween combination that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Use fun, Halloween-colored cupcake liners to make the treat extra festive. If your kid doesn’t like chocolate or cinnamon, no problem. This recipe is equally delicious as a pumpkin cupcake with vanilla glaze!
Recipe adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes With Cinnamon Glaze
1/3 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup nondairy milk (soy, almond, or rice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup brown rice syrup or honey
1 tablespoon margarine or coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all purpose flour, almond milk, brown rice syrup, and coconut oil. This recipe can also be made using wheat flour, but from my experience, the gluten-free flour creates a lighter, fluffier cupcake and actually tastes better too!
* To make cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
* Whisk together oil, sugar, nondairy milk, and vanilla. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gently whisk flour mixture until well combined. Fold in pumpkin, but do not overstir or the batter will become gummy. Fold in chocolate chips.
* Fill liners two-thirds full. Bake for 24-26 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely.
* To make icing: Whisk together rice syrup, margarine, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using a fork, drizzle icing atop completely cooled cupcakes.
Category Cupcakes, Desserts Yield 12 cupcakes
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The Challenge: Get A Pumpkin Photo Back in 2009, when I first met my now husband, Eric, he was playing banjo for a bluegrass band in Connecticut; one of our first weekends together he took me to see a show, and the leader of the band said, “You better not take him back to Long […] http://bit.ly/11FSUWB
This year’s hottest Halloween costumes may not be based on superheroes or princesses, but rather some tiny green creatures. If your tot has gotten swept up in Minecraft mania, then chances are they’ll be begging to dress as one of the game’s characters when they go trick-or-treating. From store-bought finds to DIY creations, we’ve rounded up some Halloween costumes that are sure to score with your little gamer.
Sometimes we put our kids in costumes that may be a bit overambitious - whether by our choice or, more likely, by theirs. We can only hope that they don’t trip over their princess dress trains or jab anyone in the eye with their elaborate pirate swords. Here, this tiny toddler wobbles his way into our hearts as he attempts to do the nearly impossible: stand still for a photo. In a mini-minion costume from Despicable Me, the little one battles for balance and ultimately loses with an epic face-plant. But don’t worry - his muffled “I’m OK!” reassured us all that he, indeed, was just fine. http://bit.ly/1CrRTwD
This post contains affiliate links. Since I can still fit into my 9th grade cheerleading outfit (that’s a brag, not a humble brag), I have used it on Halloween to coordinate with my son’s football player costume. I bet some of you would like to dress up in partnership with your babes as well. Here […] http://bit.ly/11vqsXf
We love decking the house for Halloween, but for even more Halloween spirit, add a little frightening fun to your kid’s lunch box with these eerie ideas. Not crafty? No worry. Scroll down to see our no-skill needed ideas. Who can resist eating their fruits and veggies when they are … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/11v5Hej
by Kristina Sauerwein posted in Mom Stories Pumpkins. Pumpkin guts, pumpkin rot, pumpkin warts. Carved pumpkins, stenciled pumpkins, perfect Pinterest pumpkins. Squishy pumpkin texture, putrid pumpkin smell, sickly-sweet pumpkin taste. Double-yuck on pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and—prepare for blasphemy—pumpkin spice latte. According to coffee…
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by Kami Bigler posted in Life & Home Many people have different views on Halloween. Some want to be scared to death and others just want to have fun (I’m in the second category). If you have small children you probably fall in the latter category. As a parent it can be a tough job… Read more »
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Among the sidewalks full of cowboys, princesses, Olafs, and Annas you’ll encounter this Oct. 31, there lurks another species entirely - the Halloween mom. She may be incognito or lack a costume entirely. She may be scarfing down candy or slyly sipping a pumpkin martini. We’ve identified the 10 types of moms you’ll meet while working the trick-or-treat circuit. Which persona do you relate to most? http://bit.ly/1rab8ob
Now that October is here, kids are getting excited about Halloween costumes and a fun night of trick-or-treating. But if you’ve got a little one like mine, crazy clothes are scary and no fun at all. It’s totally normal for younger kids not to be excited about donning anything other than their usual, comfortable duds, which makes it tough to find ways to get in the Halloween spirit - without going too far from your child’s comfort zone. Don’t give up! There are simple ways to trick your tot into a costume without a meltdown. Keep reading for 10 ingenious ways to dress your costume-averse kids for Halloween without them even realizing it. http://bit.ly/1EXgxsU
I’ll be honest – I’m not a huge candy fan, and so the idea of buying Halloween candy to pass out to kids who will consume too much, feel awful the next day and alternate between sugar highs and crashes to the dismay of their parents and teachers leads me … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1EVduRY