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4 Halloween Traditions I'm Excited to Pass on to My Kids

Is it just me, or does Halloween seem to be the craftiest holiday? I mean, every holiday makes for fun family crafts, but Halloween just has so many! And who can forget trick or treating, pumpkin carving, getting dressed up in costumes, and having themed parties?!

My family always had so much fun at Halloween — and now that I have two boys of my own, I am so excited to continue some of those traditions as well as start our own.

Here is a list of four family traditions I will be continuing with my little ones!

How I Shop for Baby's Holiday Outfits

I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of parenting is picking out cute outfits for my kids. And kids’ clothes today are cuter than ever! I love all the teeny tiny options.

Now with the holidays coming up, there are so many outfits I will need to buy. There’s Thanksgiving (day and night, because we like to hit up as many turkey meals as possible), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, special church services, and New Year’s Eve. My kids will have to be stylin’. 

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Instead of Trick or Treating, Why Not Trunk or Treat?

Trick or treating is one of the most fun parts of Halloween. But for some people it isn’t an option. Either they don’t live in a neighborhood where they feel it is a safe choice, or they live in an apartment complex and don’t have anywhere to take their kids to trick or treat. Well, I’ve got a great option for ya: TRUNK OR TREAT! 

Why I Wish My Kids Could Have Met My Great-Grandmother

Not a lot of people get the privilege of knowing their great-grandparents, but I was really fortunate to have a close relationship with mine for most of my life. My great grandmother, who we called Gigi, was amazing in so many ways. She hasn’t been in Heaven long, but I miss her every time I smell chicken n’ dumplings, see a handmade quilt, hear a hymn or hug someone goodbye. I have so many reasons I wish my boys could have met my Gigi.

My Halloween Dilemma: Should We Do a Family Costume?

Now that we are a family of four, I feel like the pressure is on to go “all out” for our Halloween costumes. We’ve got two adorable little boys who would look cute even dressed as paper sacks… but Mommy and Daddy would look silly.

My dilemma is this: Should we dress all alike as a theme? Or should we dress as individuals in whatever we like the most?

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