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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!

DIY Costumes for Babies & Kids

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. Do you know what your kiddos are going to be this year? My girls keep changing their minds. One day they want to be spiders, the next day they want to be princesses.

Most years, I like to make their costumes myself. It’s fun to do and often cheaper than buying one, especially since they’ll only wear it one night.

If you are also looking to make your own Halloween costumes, click through this great round up of DIYs. There are tutorials for every skill type – from no-sew, to more advanced! 

DIY: Make Nursery Bookshelves Out of Rain Gutters

I love the idea of displaying books in a nursery. We currently have ours displayed in a tree bookshelf, but we’re slowing running out of space.

The other day when I was visiting my sister-in-law, I fell in love with this bookshelf she made out of rain gutters. I would have never guessed they were rain gutters!  It’s a great, inexpensive way to display the books of your little ones AND it’s super easy to make.

Paint Pumpkins with Baby This Halloween!

My kids love painting. We always have to keep painting supplies on hand so that they can get creative at a moment’s notice.

A couple of years ago, when Liam was still a baby, we bought a giant pumpkin and stripped Liam down to his diaper. We went outside and let him have so much fun painting the pumpkin (and himself). He loved it, and he really loved being able to play with the hose after while we cleaned him off. 

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Dos and Don'ts of Shopping with Baby

When it comes to shopping with a baby, things can get complicated. Gone are the days when you could just jump in the car, pop into the store, take your time to look around, and stroll back to your car without a care in the world.

In my three years of being a mom, I’ve developed some definite “dos and don’ts” when it comes to shopping with a little one in tow.

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