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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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The Joy of Halloween When You’re 3 #sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stride Rite. I received products to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. When I was growing up, Halloween was a


Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Mom

I have a confession. I didn’t put a Halloween costume together this year. I was too wrapped up in what the kids would dress as and figuring out the logistics of their birthday party.


The Ultimate Halloween Trifle Recipe With Pick ‘n Save Halloween Candy #MyPicknSave #Shop #CBias

In preparation for Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®,  I made this Ultimate Halloween Trifle recipe using on sale items from Pick ‘n Save. Are you getting excited for Halloween yet?


Spooky Family Night Making Halloween Treats and Boo Bags #TrickUrTreat #Shop #CBias

For Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, we had a spooky family night with Nestle Tombstone Pizza and I made a couple desserts with Nestle and Wonka candies. We had quite


Baby’s First Halloween and Superhero Baby Girl Inspired Names – It’s a BabyZone Roundup!

We are in my favorite time of year now and approaching my favorite holiday. It suddenly dawned on me that this will be Xander’s first Halloween. It feels like he’s been with us forever.


Halloween Spaghetti

Whether you want to use it for sensory play or serve as a meal, colorful pasta is fun and easier than I thought. When I was little I remember touching things while blindfolded, such as


Rissa’s First Time Trick-or-Treating [Video] #Halloween

Being a Halloween baby, you might be surprised to know that this is Rissa’s first year actually going trick or treating.  Sure, I dressed her up as an adorable little pumpkin last year, but


My 13 Top Scary Halloween Movies

I love Halloween and actually like scary movies.  I don’t care for movies that are just gory for the sake of being gory though (like all those Saw sequels).  The ones that get me


10 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Tricks and treats on Halloween should be fun so let’s all do what we can to keep it that way!  Here are some general safety tips I’ve learned and heard over the years. 10 Tips


Local Halloween Activity: Ozaukee County’s ‘The Haunt’ Oct 25-27 #Milwaukee

Looking for some scary fun this weekend?  You might want to check out Ozaukee County’s The Haunt. Where: Ozaukee County Fair Grounds in Cedarburg, Wisconsin When: Oct. 25-27, 2012; 6pm-10pm Admission: $10/person – Proceeds go to Ozaukee


Local Metro Milwaukee 2012 Halloween Trick or Treat Times

Here is a general listing of 2012 Halloween trick or treat dates and times for the Metro Milwaukee area in Wisconsin. Milwaukee County Bayside: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 pm to 4 pm Brown Deer: Sunday, Oct.


New Frankenweenie Trailer!

I’m a fan of Tim Burton and have a love for Halloween, so I’m looking forward to Disney’s Frankenweenie coming out in October.  My husband is quite the fan of Young Frankenstein so I know


$50 GC Giveaway for Shindigz Party Supplies (US) 11/19 closed

Now that you’ve seen how Shindigz was there for my Halloween party supply needs, you can enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to supply your next party! Whether it’s


Rissa’s Halloween Birthday Party Recap

Last weekend my baby turned one and we had a fun party! I wish you all could have been there. Well, okay, maybe not. It was already a tight fit with all our guests.



Green Hallowen Food: FruitaBu Fruity Mummy Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 6 cups all-natural rice cereal 4 cups sugar-free/natural miniature marshmallows 4 tbsp margarine  2 boxes of FruitaBü Fruit Rolls  Raisins or sugar-free chocolate chips DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, melt the marshmallows with the margarine over low heat. Add rice cereal


10 Ways to Make Your Halloween EEK-O-Friendly!

Kermit was wrong because it is easy being green [on Halloween]! Here are 10 easy ways to make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious: 1. Plan ahead to avoid last-minute shopping which often limits


Trick or Treat: Blair Candy

The Trick or Treat Halloween Hop will be here 10/28 to 11/2, so be sure to come back and enter!  You can see some of the wonderful prize sponsors for the participating blogs here.  Now,



Brian Finally Has a Halloween Costume!

I’ve been having a blast trying out Halloween Costumes for Rissa and myself, but Brian has been feeling a bit left out.  We knew we had a back up costume for him from a few years