25 Tips for A Safe Halloween Celebration

Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays. What was once a children’s night for trick-or-treating and volunteer-run school Halloween carnivals, is now widely celebrated by adults as well as kids.The National Retail Federation says more than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34....more

Are Kids Ever Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

I see you: finger hesitant on my doorbell and costume half-hearted. I see you: never alone, the safety in numbers, fearing a monster much different than that which scares ghouls a full head or more smaller than you. ...more
I say if a sixteen year old wants to trick or treat let them... But they better be in a costume! ...more

Trick or Treat

I have never gone trick or treating before. My friend Sam and I tried last year only to have someone scold us that it's a little too late to be knocking on people's doors. It was 9 PM and their lights were on. I mean older ones have more guts staying up later to go collect candy on Halloween. Did I mention it was only 9 PM? Back in the Philippines, it's more customary to visit the dead than to go trick or treating. I didn't mind because it usually means I'll get to see my cousins, and spend time in the cemetery eating balut and drinking sago-gulaman. ...more

Spooktacular Playlist

Happy Halloween! You have your costume, carved your Jack O’Lanterns now all you need is your music! Let’s get this spooktober playlist started shall we…....more

If Your Beard Is Real, Then You're Too Old To Trick or Treat

Tonight is Halloween. It’s truly one of my favorite holidays. I don’t like all of the evil witchcraft and Satanic stuff that surrounds Halloween, but I love hearing the sweet little voices shout out “Trick or Treat” while they are wearing flowing Princess costumes or red and blue Spiderman costumes.Each time the door rings, my dog goes utterly insane. She has on her Halloween “Security” costume but no one gets to see her because I have to put her in the bedroom and shut the door. She is only six pounds but she is scratching at the door like a caged tiger....more

Trick or treat strategies for special needs kids

Trick or treating can be a fun experience - out after dark, fresh air, free candy...but for special needs kids who thrive on routine and predictability, a special day - and night - can be challenging....more

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. -- Inspired by SouleMama  ...more

Too Scary For Beggar's Night?

I tend to ask myself that very question every year around Halloween.We are lucky enough to have a neighborhood that is very ‘festive’.  Some neighbors dress up to pass out candy, most of them decorate their front porches in some way and everyone has a great time… almost....more

Ever wonder what the Dentist gives for Trick or Treat?

Have you ever wondered what the neighborhood dentist gives for Trick or Treat?  Why candy of course!  And dental supplies!  :) ...more
Now that is funny! One would guess that candy would be the last thing they hand out, but NOOOO. ...more

I Should Have Gone Dressed as Sad Panda.

So yesterday was Trick-or-Treat day at my husband's workplace. I got the kids all ready--Maya was a frog and Naomi was a kitty, and we were to go office to office to collect treats. Sounds simple, right?  ...more