It is no trick that this year’s Halloween will be a lot different than before and more families are wondering how to trick-or-treat at home. Due to the pandemic, the CDC says participating in traditional trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating is considered a high risk activity for spreading the virus. As a mom, it can be hard to tell your kids they will not be going door to door this year.
It’s nearing the time of year when witches and warlocks come out of the shadows and excited kids (like mine) hit the streets for annual trick-or-treating. Our school has canceled the Halloween parade; I hope the trick-or-treating won’t be too, like in some communities. Everyone knows Halloween and candy go together like PB&J, but before your mini ghosts and goblins load up on sugar, give them some spooktacular Halloween treats for kids to fill up on first.Continue reading 9 Spookily Easy Halloween Treats for Kids
Halloween this year will be much more intimate than before. Do not just settle for watching scary movies: get spooky AND creative and try out a Halloween experiment with your family. These six easy experiments will keep the family in the festive spirit while showing science in action. They require few supplies that you more than likely have at home. The entire family will be thrilled with a pumpkin volcano, magic potion, witches brew and more.Continue reading 6 Easy Halloween Experiments You Can Do at Home
Spooky season is upon us and it’s the perfect time to lift your mood. While the festivities could be a bit different from usual, there’s still no reason why you and your fam can’t get on your costumes and have some fun. Now’s the perfect time to plan what you’re wearing. A fun way to accessorize outfits and get into the spirit is with some spooky Halloween nails.Continue reading 23 Spooky Designs for Your Halloween Nails
My 4-year-old daughter shows an interest in drawing, but she often gets frustrated because she does not know how to do it. We have some picture books with step-by-step drawing lessons in the back to teach kids how to draw the books’ main characters. One of the things I noticed about these step-by-step drawing lessons is that drawing is just connecting shapes.Continue reading Teach Your Kids How to Draw with Shapes
Remember that time when hand sanitizer was in short supply? That was only eight months ago! Now that we are in cold and flu season (and the COVID-19 pandemic continues on), it would be great to know that you will always have hand sanitizer, well, on hand, right? Here is a homemade hand sanitizer recipe that uses items you might already have in your bathroom.Continue reading Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe
Halloween may look different this year (thanks, COVID), but you and the kids can still get dressed up. Check out these tips and ideas for easy Halloween costumes, some of which use items you may already have at home.Continue reading Ideas for Easy Halloween Costumes
Looking forward to Halloween this year? You’re not alone: according to research from Zulily, 32% of moms say they are planning to celebrate the holiday because it’s a nice break. And the great thing is you don’t have to spend all month planning to create something fun.
Tackle those back-to-back fall holidays with festive ideas, crafty tips and playful ways to help friends and family celebrate. Here’s how to stretch decorating ideas — and dollars, from Halloween pumpkins to Thanksgiving turkeys.