Tricks to Stop Your Kids (and you) from Overindulging in Treats This Halloween

Tweet MINDFUL EATING TRICKS TO MINDFULLY TREAT! guest post by: Susan Albers, Psy.D. Use the word, “treat” not candy and put it an opaque jar so you don’t see it. A recent study in the 2015 journal of appetite found that children of a lower BMI associated holidays with specific foods.  They hypothesized that children with…

Halloween Fun on a Friday

Tweet {photo source} It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is a mere weeks away. If you’re on a mission to find holiday ideas that are fast, easy and inexpensive, you’ll love this post! I’ve compiled a few tips I’ve discovered over the years that makes planning a Halloween party or just preparing to go to…

Fast and Easy Pumpkin Favors

Tweet My second son’s first birthday was right before Halloween. This made planning a theme pretty easy. Pumpkin favors anyone? Actually my idea for the favors came a year ago. I remember the bliss (seriously!) of lying in the hospital and watching TV. It was like being at a hotel that came with its own…

A Cheap & Easy DIY Toddler Costume

Tweet Every year for Halloween my challenge is this. Create a costume out of the things you have or do it as cheaply as you can. A few ideas from Halloween’s past include: 1. Pumpkin Pi   2. A basketball player and movie star couple. 3. Trash. To make this one I stuck double-sided tape on…

A Batty Idea

Tweet I don’t usually do much decorating for Halloween. But this year with a new toddler in tow, I was inspired to do something fast, easy and out of reach. After finding this bat template online, I scrounged around for some leftover construction paper and created this:   Although it might be hard to tell…

Release the Net

Tweet I have a net that seeks to capture every jumping fish in the ocean, every balloon in the sky of my mind. “Just in case,” it thinks. “I might need it for a rainy day.” The things I need to pack, the conversation I need to have, the idea for an article I need to…

DIY Ornaments

Tweet Yesterday I accomplished the fun and not-so-difficult challenge of creating my own ornaments. While the process was long, the actual tackling of it was easy. You won’t believe how cheap it was either. Basically, you need citrus fruits, ornament hooks, a paint brush, modge-podge, glitter and a cookie sheet. And the results? Pretty sweet.…

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