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Oct23
Best Children’s Halloween Books

Best Children’s Halloween Books

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We love books around here and, what’s this? October is National Book Month. I just don’t believe how conveniently these holidays spring up for me. We’ve talked about costumes, taking great care to avoid overpriced store-bought costumes, we’ve talked about easy (and cheap) projects and treats you can make with your kids to celebrate Halloween […]

Oct13
Still talking about Halloween. (Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes)

Still talking about Halloween. (Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes)

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Halloween is quickly approaching and I’ve lost 4 Ebay bids for a Red Mystic Force Power Ranger SPD. I’m starting to feel the heat. I tried pulling out a Fireman dress up outfit we have and suggested a Fireman does a lot of really good things too! A Fireman is almost exactly the same as […]

Oct10
Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

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Before we begin, I think it’s important in the name of transparency after Monday’s post, for you to know I have managed to steer my daughter away from ‘Gothic Child Prostitute‘ (as a related aside, Gothic Lolitas are all the rage in Japan. Thanks for the link, Mary.). Madison is now interested in being a […]

Oct06
Sometimes even I can’t believe how cheap I am. (Halloween: Best DIY Costume Ideas)

Sometimes even I can’t believe how cheap I am. (Halloween: Best DIY Costume Ideas)

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When I was pregnant with my daughter along with planning her bedroom and hoping for a girl I could shop for, I also browsed Halloween costumes thinking of all the costumes I’d create for her. I made her into a small monkey one year and an absolutely adorable chicken the next year. Then, at the […]

Sep25
Family Day: Share a Meal. (Best Ideas for Mealtime with Kids)

Family Day: Share a Meal. (Best Ideas for Mealtime with Kids)

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Today is Family Day which means it’s a day to eat dinner with your family. This ‘holiday’ was started in 2001 by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Researchers at the center have “consistently found that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are […]

Sep18
Welcome Hat Fans. (National Hat Month: best hat pictures)

Welcome Hat Fans. (National Hat Month: best hat pictures)

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I thought I was terribly fond of hats, hats made me feel good and I liked them. I had a soft spot in my heart for hats really. You people are maniacs for the hats and I can’t believe how many pictures of hats I now I have sitting in a folder titled, “The Internet […]

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