Posts tagged "Halloween"

Halloween crafts to do with kids

Halloween crafts to do with kids
Sweatshirts and jackets are coming out and I’m getting in the Halloween spirit and feeling crafty.  Here are some easy and adorable Halloween crafts to do with your kids this weekend. Emojis are big this year and these emoji pumpkins are perfect. Pumpkin apple stamps are a great use for the leftover apples. Lollypop ghosts... Read more »

Partner yoga is a healthy and bonding valentine activity

Partner yoga is a healthy and bonding valentine activity
I do love the concept behind Valentine’s Day. It is a nice reminder to celebrate the love between partners, parents, friends, children and special people in our lives. With that being said, over the years the emphasis has shifted more to the kids and less towards special night between me and my husband. We’ve had... Read more »

Five reasons to love autumn

Five reasons to love autumn
It has been a long summer and lots of happy memories were made. I’m somewhat surprised; as I’ve always been a summer girl, but I am thrilled the new season is here. Here are five reasons to love autumn.  1. Apples.  Hopefully we will get a chance to go apple picking soon, but in the meantime... Read more »
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My family's Halloween in photos

Halloween is a big family holiday in our house.  We put up our decorations every year on October 1 and throughout the month indulge on a little extra candy, bake lots of pumpkin breads and muffins and plan our costumes details. This year I look forward to helping out in the first grade classroom and... Read more »

Redmoon Skelebration: The one Halloween must-do activity

Redmoon Skelebration: The one Halloween must-do activity
There are a lot of Halloween happenings this time year, but the one must-do Halloween activity is Redmoon’s Skelebration. This fall, Redmoon’s family event Skelebration, which debuted with great success last year, returns for its second annual installment of experiential exploration.  Redmoon invites families into its otherworldly playground inside its Pilsen home for a re-invention of the... Read more »

Eight quick steps to painted pumpkins

Eight quick steps to painted pumpkins
We are in a full on pumpkin pandemonium.  Sadly, the squirrels came in and took bites out our carefully carved pumpkins the morning after we carved them.  Discouraged I decided to try something new that will keep the critters away and spruce up our pumpkins this year. Here are eight quick steps to painted pumpkins.... Read more »
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The ten cutest Halloween costumes for your little kids

The ten cutest Halloween costumes for your little kids
At five and seven my kids are quite opinionated about what they will dress up as for Halloween.  I miss the early days where I could decide what costumes they would don on October 31. No way my daughter would agree to be a Tootsie Roll this year. See the gallery below for the ten... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Halloween Chili, Spooky Witches Fingers and Gruesome Eyeballs

Meatless Monday: Halloween Chili, Spooky Witches Fingers and Gruesome Eyeballs
My friend and spin instructor, Tiffany, wrote this week’s Meatless Monday post.  She writes over at Adventures of a Superhero Mother when she isn’t mothering her two adorable children. Please check out her site and share below any special Halloween foods you like to serve. *     *     *   Halloween week... Read more »

I've Come Full Circle with Halloween Traditions

I've Come Full Circle with Halloween Traditions
My mom threw a Halloween Party for my sister and me when we were 7 and 9.   I can’t remember what we dressed as, but I remember both of my Grandmas came and dressed up in handmade M&M and Old Mother Hubbard costumes.  Well, maybe my Gram wasn’t Old Mother Hubbard, but she definitely wore a bonnet and carried a basket.  I wish those... Read more »
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How to Keep Squirrels away from Pumpkins and Costco Turkeys

How to Keep Squirrels away from Pumpkins and Costco Turkeys
Somehow I blinked and the world changed from bright, colorful fall days to windy, chilly, bitter autumn and today is back to sunny and warm.  This week I  turned on the butt warmer in my car for the first time and bought by daughter a winter jacket.  Just like my kids being unpredictable, fall weather seems similar; I never know... Read more »