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Simply Healthy Halloween Treats: Banana Halloween Ghosts

When my daughter was young, she was a fruit fanatic. I was so happy that she craved fruits and didn’t care too much for other sweets, and I like to think that I contributed to that a little by encouraging healthy habits. Making good food fun is a great way to keep kids on track with …

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Plan a Perfectly Scary (and Safe) Halloween Party for the Kids

Many families are choosing to hold a Halloween party for their kids instead of having a night of Trick or Treating. A fun Halloween party with their friends can mean an evening of games and entertainment instead of one with endless candy and a stomach ache. Planning a (gently) Scary and safe Halloween party is …

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Halloween Gourd Friends

Fall has arrived and pumpkins have arrived with it but today, I’m not really looking at the pumpkins.  Instead, I am looking at the cute little bags of gourds that are lining the produce section of your local grocery store. Usually, these little treats are found in a bag of about 12 gourds.  They are …

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Halloween Grab Bags

by Sirena Van Schaik People often say, “Halloween, it’s just about the candy,” and although I often agree with them on some level, I don’t really think it is a bad thing. To me, Halloween is one of the truly whimsical holidays around. There is no deep meaning, although there is a history, and children …

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Halloween Crafts: Ghost Ornaments & Coffee Filter Bats

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. -William Shakespeare Some of the best craft projects can be made from common household items, and here we’ll learn …

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