Do you know where your children are today? Or have they vanished and been replaced with storybook characters, superheroes, animals and monsters?What about your neighborhood? Have the lovely, sedate homes nearby been taken over by ghouls? Are they covered in cobwebs and ove.... read more
So you have a giant bucket full of candy from last night—or several, if you have several kids. The question today is what should we do with all of it? You can follow Ellyn Satter's wise advice, or you can use this idea provided by one of our very Savvy parent readers.Hallow.... read more
When a sick day strikes, there's nothing better for soothing a fretful young patient than a good book. The idea, of course, is that said book will put the sick child straight to sleep. If it doesn't then the book should comfort and hopefully bring a smile to the face of the sn.... read more
So you are getting geared up to go trick-or-treating with your little one. If it's your child's first time, welcome to the fun! If you're a veteran, then we hope you'll chime in with your stories and suggestions.First things first: are you ready? What is the status of the cost.... read more
The ghosts, spiders, and zombies that show up everywhere during Halloween can be a little scary for little ones. Why not try a few eyeball-themed crafts and decorations instead? It's easy to make eyeballs lean towards the silly rather than the creepy, and even the smallest art.... read more
The bad news, of course, is that your kid is sick, but the good news—once you get past the extra-icky stuff that sometimes accompanies childhood illness—is that you and your child, right in the middle of the day, get to spend some much-cherished one-on-one time together. A.... read more
These last minute Halloween treats are both fun and easy. Surprise your little ones with something special, or take these along to a Halloween party.Clementine Mini Jack-o'-LanternsFor a healthy snack for the lunch box, after school, a Halloween party or just for fun—transfo.... read more
The costumes are picked out, the candy is ready in a bowl, now all you have to do is make your plans for the big night. Trick-or-treating is on the agenda, for sure. But what else does your family like to do? For us, it's usually a pizza and a movie while we answer the door fo.... read more
Two months into the school year, has your child had a sick day yet? If not, can you feel one coming on? The season of coughing and sniffling is definitely here. None of us wish for our children to get sick, but does anyone else secretly not mind terribly when your kid has to.... read more
Has your preschool roped you into planning the Halloween party yet? Or do you love all things spooky so much that you've invited a bunch of costumed two- to six-year-olds over for a pre-trick-or-treat celebration at your house?Either way, let us help! Our Savvy Activities Enc.... read more
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