Try some of these Trick or treat ideas instead of candy — both non edible and alternative Halloween treats for kids! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels for Halloween — It’s a HUGE family joke my kids bring up every year now 🙂 To my defense, they were pumpkin & …
Today’s post is one of those that I’m both excited and sad to write —
Excited because I’m working with a group of amazing moms who are all focused on making a difference in the lives of children!
But also sad because it means that there are kids who are going without food every day.
Creative ideas on how to get rid of extra Halloween candy! I’m always amazed at how much candy we accumulate during the week of Halloween! I think my kids must look extra good in their costumes on some years because we end up with waaayyy more candy than I think we should have — and …
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #40Pounds #CollectiveBias I’m sure the last month at your home has been a whirlwind like ours — all the craziness that comes with starting a new school year. But in the midst of all that happens during …
While I’m a BIG fan of Halloween and all the fun that goes along with it, I’m always bothered by the amount of candy we accumulate during all the holiday festivities. Let’s see, there’s the trick-or-treat event at the zoo (we love the zoo in the Fall!), the kids’ class parties, all the “You’ve been …
This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Sometimes kids so want to make a difference in the world and do something AMAZING – yet their age can get in the way. Like many kids, my daughter is a HUGE animal lover. She’s in love with …
We had a mishap at our house this week – our youngest leaned on the soap holder while showering and ripped it (along with some tiles) off the wall! I realized that I have told my kids to rinse their hair really well, check the water before getting in, and step on the bathmat when getting out – but I never said anything about leaning on the soap holder.
So, I got to thinking about other things that kids should know that we may have forgotten to tell them – here are a few:
As part of a post sponsored by Collective Bias®, I visited Walgreens to learn more about annual flu vaccines and their amazing “Give a Shot, Get a Shot” campaign which helps kids around the world to stay healthy.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not crazy over shots but I do get my flu shot every year. When I attended grad school for Public Health, I learned about the benefits of getting regularly scheduled vaccines for kids & adults.
I do so love the holidays! Yes, I know they get crazy and busy (and I never seem to get all the baking done that I would like to) but it’s a time to connect with family and reflect on all the joy that we have in our lives.
And for our family, it’s also a time to give to others. Some years, we adopt a family and help provide them with a meal; other years, we’ll adopt an angel from a tree or donate toys to Toys for Tots. There are so many ways to give back and make the season a joyous one for others.
I love the month of November!
I know that most kids think it’s just the time between Halloween and the beginning of the holiday seasons, but for me it’s a great time to be thankful for a number of things.
I hope as my kids get older, they too begin to appreciate some of the following: