Traditions Change … But Happy Everything!

By: Sandy Churchill I love Halloween! I love Thanksgiving! I love Christmas! I love Easter! I love the Fourth of July! As you can surmise, I am one of those folks who gets excited about any reason to celebrate—to get together with family and friends, craft, cook, converse, and do myriad seasonal things that comprise … More Traditions Change … But Happy Everything!

4 Spooky Edible Crafts to Ring in the Halloween Spirit

By: Kathleen Blandin With Halloween approaching, you may be curious about how to get your little one into the spooky holiday spirit while shielding them from the scarier Halloween things. A simple way to get spooky is to combine things they already love: crafting and food! Show them a little bit of spook doesn’t have … More 4 Spooky Edible Crafts to Ring in the Halloween Spirit

Halloween Safety Tips

  Planning on going Trick-or-Treating or dressing your child up this year? Keep the following important safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind. ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with … More Halloween Safety Tips

The Switch Witch

By: Heather Desmond O’Neill Call me a glutton for punishment.  We’ve incorporated one more “tradition” in our house around a holiday.  The Tooth Fairy has made a few visits lately.  Buddy the Elf leaves magic Christmas Pajamas on Christmas Eve.  Lucky the Leprechaun has made a few appearances around St. Patrick’s Day.  The Easter Bunny … More The Switch Witch

How the Signature Mom Bloggers Celebrate Halloween

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, we asked the Signature Mommy Bloggers how their families will celebrate this spook-tacular holiday. Martianne – We keep Halloween simple here, having the kids make costumes on their own, using things they have or things we can acquire at little to no expense.  So, this year, Luke will be a Minuteman. … More How the Signature Mom Bloggers Celebrate Halloween

The Teal Pumpkin Project – Providing a Safe Halloween for All

For many kids with food allergies, Halloween can be extra frightening. Finding safe treats to enjoy can be challenging for children– chocolate, eggs, nuts, soy, and wheat are commonly found in Halloween treats – but they’re also common, and in some cases, life-threatening, food allergens. So what is a child with food allergies to do? … More The Teal Pumpkin Project – Providing a Safe Halloween for All

Signature Healthcare’s Asthma “Camp”

Asthma is a lung disease that has very, very serious complications, yet the most effective tool in management is awareness and education. Unfortunately, this disease is one of the most common long term diseases in childhood, and children with asthma will experience attacks described as wheezing, shortness of breath, incessant coughing, chest tightness, and breathlessness. … More Signature Healthcare’s Asthma “Camp”

Costume Character

By: Sandra L. Churchill Another Halloween has flown by and memories of costume challenges, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating will be scrapbook-ready when I have a moment to download the latest pictures. It occurred to me that costumes have been central to our family fun and teamwork over the years. We have sewn, glued, painted, beaded, … More Costume Character

Old Halloween Costumes

By: Anne Marie Holloway  “Mom?” he speaks my name quizzically. “How long have you known me?” he continues with a furrowed brow. I am elbow deep in old dress-up clothes and October decorations, focused on trying to figure out how to convince my kids that using the hundreds of costumes we currently own as costumes … More Old Halloween Costumes