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From scary costumes to the rules of trick of treat, we have Halloween covered. Learn what costumes are popular this year, treats to give out and what to do if you got tricked!

When are Children Too Old to Trick or Treat

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The weather is changing and school supplies in your local department store are being replaced by all things fall. Scarecrows and pumpkins glare out at you as you walk down...

Should Teachers Be Able to Cancel or Change Halloween at School?

Its just a few days from the BIG DAY! You know, the day that kids (and adults) get to dress up as anything they want and pretend happily for the expanse of an evening to be something they are...

History of Halloween – A Pagan Festival in the British Isles

Halloween began as a pagan festival in the British Isles. It spread across the Atlantic with Irish immigration, and has become one of the most popular holidays in North America. Origins of Halloween Ireland is the birthplace of Samhain (pronounced sow-in),...

A Child’s First Halloween – Trick or Treating with Small Children

The night of goblins and ghouls, princesses and super-heroes is right around the corner. And for many parents, a child’s first Halloween is a time to celebrate and go all out in order to make it a memorable night....

The Pressure of the Christmas Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at least it’s supposed to be. In actuality, countless people become entirely overwhelmed by the “demands” that the Christmas season brings. It’s hard to make merry when your to-do list grows exponentially leading up to the big day. Why do we...

The History of Candy Canes

It is one of the universal symbols of Christmastime. Although I’m not entirely convinced that children are really thrilled with the taste of a candy cane, their special nature makes them irresistible. Their unique shape makes them perfect for decorating Christmas trees, and their mint flavor makes them more...

Taking Your Kids Out of School to Travel

It’s ironic really. When your kids are little and not restrained by the confines of a school calendar, they are generally too young to appreciate most of your adventures in travel. Taking a 3 year old to Disney World, or the Southern Cape of Africa, is sort of a...

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