Parenting For Safe Halloween

  You may be one of those parents who feel that trick or treating just isn’t safe anymore. There is risk in approaching a stranger’s home as well as eating what may be given to them as a treat. Still, it seems a shame to forgo a holiday which has always been such fun for…

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Children can eat an unhealthy amount of sweets during the holidays beginning at Halloween. If you prefer that your children not eat so much sugar, consider these healthy alternatives to Halloween candy. Your children, and those who come to trick or treat at your home, can still enjoy a sweet treat but they can be…

Gluten Free Halloween Treats

There are a growing number of people who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance. They aren’t always able to enjoy the treats and goodies during Halloween. If you or someone in your family has to deal with celiac, you may be looking for gluten-free Halloween treats they can enjoy. One problem for anyone with gluten…

Halloween Safety for Teens

For generations Halloween has been a holiday looked forward to by children. Who doesn’t like the opportunity to pretend to be someone (or something) else for a little while? However, the world has changed and safety is more of an issue than it was for your parents. While this doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate, it…

Taking a Careful Look at Halloween Treats

  At one time candy or home-made treats were thrown into the kiddies Halloween bags and their parents were responsible for sorting through it before the kids ate it. For whatever reasons, the treat giver of today is expected to assume part of that responsibility. This leaves many asking, what is safe to give? The…

Planning a Halloween Party

 Celebrating Halloween is all about having fun. No one cares about pagan beginnings, superstitions, or enacting rituals—we’re just having fun pretending for one night to be something we aren’t. And, with a bit of pre-planning, you can throw the best Halloween party ever!These tips will serve you well whether the party is for children or…

Turning Everyday Dinners into Spooky Meals

by Chef Murph When it comes to holidays, the family cook may feel frustrated because they feel they are in a rut. They want to offer their family something different but may not be able to come up with ideas. Consider turning everyday dinners into spooky meals leading up to Halloween. Start with your traditional…