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
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
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
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
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
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