Halloween? Not This Year

Halloween?  Not This Year ...more

Dressing Up: Tips for Playing it Safe in Costumes

Hallelujah Day Early on, my brother and I dressed up as Bible characters and went to the "Hallelujah Festival" at our Christian school ...more

Halloween with Older Kids: I'm Totally Over It

Halloween is next weekend, and neither of my children have settled on a costume. My son (in 5th grade) wants us to make plans to go trick-or-treating with some friends of his, but he can't decide what he wants to wear. I'm not particularly looking forward to an evening of tromping around just so that he can get all jacked up on sugar. My daughter (7th grade) wants me to make her a costume, but she's not sure what, and also can't I please just drop her off with friends and then cease to exist? ...more
@Waffle-Wednesday I love this!! you are officially my halloween hero.more

Halloween: You Wanna See Something Scary? Give My Kid a Piece of Candy.

This is the first year my kids are aware of the existence of Halloween.  My older daughter, somewhere north of four and a half, is in school for the first time, where Halloween themes began to permeate school activities two weeks ago.  There will be a class party and a "Halloween Parade", which, I gather, is marching around the building in a costume.And thus, this year, the lid has been blown off of Halloween. ...more
also the dyes are horrible. Red 40 and Yellow 5 and 6 are the bad ones. These dyes are banned ...more

Having a Merry But Modified Halloween

Halloween should not be a time for parents of kids with special needs to dwell on Ghosts-of-Halloween-Past or Ghosts-of-Halloween-That-Might-Have-Been, because there's far too much fun to be had. We do, however, need to approach Halloween with clear-headed creativity and flexibility, and prioritize our kids' needs and stamina. So, if you're in the market for Halloweening advice, let me dump some on your head, courtesy of personal experience, friends' adventures, the Internet, and the Twitterverse....more

I went to a neighborhood halloween party where a boy in a wheelchair had an Emeril costume, ...more

Halloween costume tips to keep your kids safe

Halloween is nearly upon us - that special day of the year when ghosts and goblins, super heroes and fairies come out for tricks and treats and a night full of fun. While it's an exciting time for kids, it's important for parents to take some precautions to insure the day is a safe one. According to statistics, children are four times more likely to be injured on Halloween night than any other night of the year. ...more

A few tips for those of us who will be handing out the candy:

- Light the ...more