by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories I’ve had a lot of less-than-stellar moments in my short career as a mom. It would be too depressing for me to delve into them all, but trust me when I say that the list is long and varied. This latest one, though, is a doozy even for… Read more »
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Oh those gullible children! Last year, when Jimmy Kimmel challenged parents to trick their kids into believing that they ate all of the lil ones’ treats, it was no surprise that the tots’ reactions weren’t subtle. The video of the kids’ reactions went viral, and parents everywhere had a blast watching at the lil ones’ expense. The gag was so successful that the late-night talk-show host decided to try it again. This year’s results are just as fun - and even more endearing when you get to the kids at the end of the clip - as before. Take a look and have a good laugh - chances are your tots would fall for the trick, too! http://bit.ly/PxZuGq
While Halloween 2012 had a strange and somber tone for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, we were glad to see that many of you were still able to get out and have some fun. After all, there’s nothing that brings a smile to people’s faces quite like a grinning kiddo in costume. Check out these Instagram snaps of some of the cutest trick-or-treating tots out there, thanks to you, our readers! View Slideshow › http://bit.ly/PNj0Qs
Ghosts and goblins gave way to some of the cutest Halloween costumes in Hollywood last night! Rather than opt for traditional spooky costumes, celeb tots went cute, snuggly, and Disney for the occasion. From Buzz and Jessie to Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, check out how celeb families dressed to go trick-or-treating this year! View Slideshow › http://bit.ly/PpaBRW
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An Illinois school district is banning Halloween this year in what the superintendent says is an effort to address low test scores and avoid cultural and religious conflict.
But parents aren’t pleased - and not just because they’ll be dealing with disappointed kids. Shepherd made the decision in early October without allowing parents to weigh in, saying that asking the community for input would have been a waste of time.
“We knew what their response would be,” he said. “We know they would feel strongly [about banning Halloween in the school district]. So, the reason we didn’t go forward with the community hearings is because we knew they would be upset.”
Instead, he sent out a letter saying that the decision had been made.
Read on to find out what Mr. Shepherd’s letter said and how parents reacted. http://bit.ly/TbISlZ
by Jamielyn Nye posted in Life & Home Tonight is the night…the night the kids get their once a year “sugar high.” Halloween is the only day I let my kids go crazy on candy. I figure once a year is fine. Then tomorrow I’m throwing it in the trash (of course I’ll pull out… Read more »
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by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Lisa Loeb is gearing up to celebrate Halloween with two kids in tow for the first time. The singer, who welcomed son Emet on June 15, recently admitted to People she’s having a hard time getting used to having two kids under age 3 to run after! “She’s really… Read more »
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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!
See recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes. http://bit.ly/RsdcXL
by Molly Balint posted in Products & Prizes I’m guessing I’m not alone in this little problem I have. It’s called, “I have a zillion digital pictures on my computer and phone and not a single printed photo to show for it!” Do you have this problem? It’s pathetic really. For my oldest daughter I… Read more »
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Keep your kids safe on Halloween! The holiday is a childhood favorite filled with costumes, loot bags, and tons of candy. But before heading out on your evening adventure, download a few safety apps to your iPhone. Source: Thinkstock View Slideshow › http://bit.ly/PkupWy
Remember how when you sorta grew out of Halloween, there were still times when you were able to throw together a costume with items you had on hand, because at the last minute someone would convince you to dress up? This can work for a baby or toddler costume, too. The one above was inspired […] http://bit.ly/T2ryjj
by Andrea Updyke posted in Mom Stories Have you heard of Shot@Life? Their mission: A movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. This year Halloween is special to me for a few reasons. It’s the first year Calvin gets to be in on the fun and also the first… Read more »
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by Sara McGinnis posted in Life & Home Whether “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy has you stuck inside this Halloween, or you’ve got a kid set on a Fear Factor birthday party, there are plenty of freaky-fun challenges out there to entertain a crowd. How far is your child willing to go? Find out! Thanks to years… Read more »
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I came upon these printable paper dolls from Mr. Printable and shared them with Scarlett. At five, she is very into drawing, cutting, gluing, and painting. This is one of my Mommy sweet spots, so I’m thrilled with this phase. Oh, you didn’t know? You don’t have to be good at all aspects of parenting. […] http://bit.ly/XMAdKA
Halloween is right around the corner, and along with awesome handmade costume options and go-to choices from big-box stores, you can also get crafty and make your own from something you probably have hanging out in the garage: a cardboard box!
These box costumes definitely stand out from the rest and are easier to put together than you think. But if DIY isn’t your thing, we’ve even found a few cardboard costumes you can purchase ready-made. Along with being really special, these costumes are eco-friendly and a great way to repurpose old boxes into a cool costume this Halloween. Click through for some cardboard box costume inspirations and easy-to-follow directions. View Slideshow › http://bit.ly/PgRMAl