Trick or Tweet: Join our Bloggy Costume Party

Part of the joy of Halloween is seeing the costumes that parade by your front door when you pass out candy.  Just as we've perfected the virtual party via Twitter, there's no reason why we can't use a blog post to march up to each other's figurative door and show off our costume. After all, this is social media. So consider this open thread one big Halloween party with B.Y.O.A.B. (bring your own apple bobbing). ...more

If you're easily offended by everything, don't read this...

Recently I've noticed that there are a certain amount of people who are easily offended by just about everything.  These people offend me.This week's chief offender is former Dancing with the Star Julianne Hough who dressed up for Halloween as some character I've never heard of, from some reality or TV show I couldn't care less about...but from what I've read, this character is apparently black.  ...more
elaineR.N.  I think we've used the word racist so much that our kids are going to be ill ...more

Red Riding Hood Costume

Little Red Riding Hood aka Kate     My adorable niece, Kate, wanted desperately to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween- ...more

Octonauts Halloween Costumes

It's been almost 10 months since the Octonauts entered our family's lives and my boys are still absolutely bananas over those loveable little deep sea explorers! We've already had one Octonauts-themed birthday party and if the obsession continues, we might have another one in February!...more

Bunch O' Grapes - DIY Costume Guide

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(INTERVIEW) Nerdy Apple Bottom: 44k Comments, CNN and One Viral Post

Nerdy Apple Bottom wrote a post. About her son. As many parenting bloggers are wont to do. And she posted it on her blog as well as BlogHer, and 44,000+ comments later, people are still talking about her son's Daphne costume. Except now that it is on CNN, Forbes, and the newspapers around the country, the discussion is no longer about whether or not her son should wear a Daphne costume to school for Halloween, but has crossed the line into critiquing Nerdy Apple Bottom's parenting in general. ...more

Not viral, by any means, but when my blog got a surprise (to me) spot on the NY Times website, I ...more

Halloweeniac: It's Not Easy Being Queen

Every town has one: a Queen of Halloween. It's a heavy burden (mostly because full size candy bars are expensive!) but I love it! Read more at Pajamas and Coffee. (pic of my house:) ...more





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Adventures in Thrifty Halloween Costumes

When it comes to Halloween costumes, I have always pulled the working mom excuse and bought costumes for my kids.  Sometimes we got hand-me-downs or found deals at costume swap events, but for the most part, we forked over large sums of money for costumes. This year was different!  I was somehow inspired to make my daughter’s costume and it cost less than five dollars.  If you’re already crafty and can sew, move along, you will be seriously underwhelmed! ...more

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How Should a 30-Something Mom Dress?

My husband and I were strolling at The Galleria this weekend with the boys, when we passed American Eagle Outfitters. "Wanna go in?" he asked, "or are you too old?" As we peered at the ultra-slender mannequins in the window, wearing denim miniskirts and skinny jeans, I said. "No, the biggest size they sell is a 2!" And yes, I'm too old. First of all, I love American Eagle advertising because the models showing the so-called "Women's" clothes are about 16-years-old. Sorry, if your hips haven't spread, you aren't really a woman yet. ...more
I am a 32 year old mom of 15, 13, and 4. I have always shopped at American Eagle, Aéropostale, ...more

Ooh-la-la, Show Me That Sexy Halloween Costume!

Dressing up in a sexy costume for Halloween isn’t anything out of the ordinary. In fact, if you’re looking for a pre-made costume instead of putting something together yourself, it can be difficult to find something that isn't sexy. For many women it’s all about short skirts, plunging necklines, high heels, peek-a-boo cutouts, and clinging fabric. ...more