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
Frank Sinatra said that orange is the happiest color, and I must agree. The color orange inspires energy and creativity, and creates a sense of warmth in nature that we all seem to fall in love with this time of year.So it's no wonder that we keep our cameras close by this sea.... read more
The topic of Halloween candy is so sticky for parents that I address it in all of my books. Here's what I said in Your Child's Weight: Helping Without Harming Chapter 4, ''Help without harming with food selection.'' ''Treat candy the same way you do other sweets. Your child ne.... 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
We've been delighting in our wanderings through autumn, and we've tried to keep a balance between nature and leaves and cooler weather fun and that absolutely delicious holiday known as Halloween. But at this point, there's no semblance of balance.We are all pumpkins, all cost.... read more
One of the joys of being a parent is getting to do the fun kid stuff all over again. Stuff like sharing Easter baskets, making valentines, and dressing up for Halloween. You can hardly wait to dress up your nine-month-old in that lion costume and parade her around the neighbor.... read more
It's a little over a week before Halloween, and you still don't have costumes for your kids. Sound familiar? (Raising my own hand, here.) Never fear! You can come up with a pretty great outfit for your kids by sorting through their dress-up drawer and tossing in a few .... read more
Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, costumes and candy. It's also a great chance to explore the spookier side of science with your kids. Below are some spooky, creepy, gross, and smart ideas for experimenting with your kids this Halloween. An Eerie Glowing Sidewalk.... read more
We originally thought we'd write today about the historical origins of this wacky holiday, and how to explain to our little ones why it is that everyone spends the last weeks of October carving pumpkins and obsessing about what costume to wear on the big night.But it turns out.... read more
There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
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