Make It: Nice Krispie Treats

With the holidays just around the corner, your child will likely be coming to you with requests for treats to take to his class parties (hopefully, not the night before!).

However, gone are the days where you could buy a box of Duncan Hines cake mix and whip up two dozen “homemade cupcakes.” Today, kids’ treats must be allergy- and special-diet friendly. In other words:

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31 Days of Halloween Family-Friendly Movies

We’ve all been there: set out the Halloween-themed snacks, turn out the lights, get halfway through watching a Halloween movie with your young children only to realize that it’s way too scary for their innocent eyes. This list of family-friendly Halloween movies will help you maintain Halloween spookiness while also giving you a heads up of which movies will make the kids creep into your bed after watching them.

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Halloween Costumes that Stand Out by Chasing Fireflies

Do you have a habit of holidays and birthdays sneaking up on you? Where does the time go? We all have the best intentions of pulling together the most clever Halloween costume of the year for our kids. The problem is that those intentions don’t start until November 1st and they fizzle out by Thanksgiving!

Spend an afternoon with your child and have a conversation with them about what they (and you!) would like to reap from Halloween this year. Is the goal simply for your toddler to look adorable? Do you want to wow the crowd with a dynamic family costume this year? Are they studying a particular era in social studies class that interests them? Find all of this out, then head over to Chasing Fireflies to find costumes that truly stand out from the rest. 

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World’s Best Cut-Out Cookies

There’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than with a huge platter of homemade cookies and sweets. Everyone has their favorites, but if you’re a sucker for a good old fashioned cut-out cookie, then this recipe is for you. We are confident enough to boast that this just may be the world’s best cut-out cookie recipe. With cream cheese as the secret ingredient, these cookies will melt in your mouth and give your other holiday goodies a run for their money. So pop on the apron, turn up the holiday tunes, and get baking!

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7 Spooky Snacks for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween comes with its fair share of dressing up, face painting, tricks, and of course treats. While October 31st is notorious for bags of candy and sugar galore, there’s no reason why you can’t also incorporate some healthy food into your child’s Halloween. We’ve rounded up 7 creative, fun, and yummy snacks that will be sure to leave your little ghost howling for more!

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Tips, Tricks & Treats for Great Halloween Photos

Tips Tricks and Treats for Great Halloween Photos

What do ghosts, princesses, and superheros have in common? They will all be coming out after dark this Halloween night; you know, when our cameras struggle to capture decent photos. 

Halloween can present some challenges for photographers, but if you’re like us, you’re not going to pass up an opportunity to capture your kid looking cute just because the light isn’t right. Today we’re going to give you some tips, tricks and treats for great Halloween photos.

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DIY: Haunting Halloween Ghosts

DIY Ghosts

Halloween is just around the corner.  You have seen the decorations for weeks (sometimes months in some stores)!  Purchasing several things to decorate can add up.  It helps when you find a do it yourself idea that doesn’t cost a lot and still looks great!  We are here to share a great tutorial on how to make haunting Halloween ghosts.

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18 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Favorite Books

These days, many kids choose their Halloween costumes based on their favorite t.v. and movie characters. That means that this year, you’ll probably see a lot of Elsas from Frozen, minions from Despicable Me, turtles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pirate Jakes from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So, why not instead turn your child to their favorite books for inspiration? Many of the most beloved children’s book characters have a whole series of books built around them. Therefore, one potential perk of dressing your child as one of these characters is that it might even give them a little motivational boost to try out a newer (or older) book in the series!  And–getting your child to read more is always a win-win situation, right?

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Unique Halloween Costumes for Siblings

It’s that time again. Time to tap into the creative corner of your mind and come up with something fun to dress your little ones in for Halloween. Make your October even easier by dressing your kids in coordinating costumes. Not only is it less thinking on your part, there really is nothing cuter than seeing the whole cast of Frozen on your doorstep. Now where do you find a bunch of coordinating kid costumes? What if this year you bypass the big box stores and pick costumes that are original, unique, and not something every other kid on the block is wearing. If you don’t have the time this year to whip up something homemade, or you just need inspiration to figure out what you could recreate yourself, we’re here to help. Check out these unique Halloween costumes, especially designed for siblings.

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Sexy Halloween Costumes based on children’s stories: Yay or Nay?

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We all know that Halloween has changed from scary ghosts and creepy ghouls to candy and costumes.  The modern day Halloween is very different from the original, in more ways than one.  Not only do we dress our children but adults also get in on the fun. Are these costumes based on children’s books and movies taking it too far?

 You be the judge!  

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Affordable, Candy-Free Halloween Treats


There are many reasons to avoid the handing out sugar this Halloween. Many children can’t have candy due to allergy restrictions or age. Or, if you don’t allow your children to eat  these types of treats, it makes no sense to hand it out to other children. But don’t worry, the kids won’t notice the difference! We have cooler options than the boxed raisins and pretzels.

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