We love the tradition of “Boo-ing” your neighbors and it’s something we look forward to every year now. It’s a fun and easy way to add a little excitement to the Halloween countdown, it helps build community in your neighborhood and its just some simple old fashioned fun.
Are your kids counting down the days till the candy filled insanity of Halloween like mine are? While you are putting the finishing touches on the costumes and stocking up on candy to give out, keep in mind there are parents who are literally terrified of Halloween, and for a good reason.
There are 15 million Americans living with food allergies, and for some these allergies are very serious, even life threatening. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. According to FARE, hat’s around two in every classroom. The number of people who have a food allergy is growing, but there is no clear answer as to why, and every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department – that is more than 200,000 emergency department visits per year. A reaction to food can range from a mild response (such as an itchy mouth) to anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially deadly reaction.
Imagine now being a parent of a child with one of these allergies. Your child just wants to go out and have fun on Halloween just like their friends, but there are literally thousands of potentially dangerous food and candy items that could cause a reaction.
Now imagine being one of the kids affected by a food allergy. We all know how hard it can be growing up and wanting to fit in, and with Halloween as one of the biggest yearly events kids look forward to, not being able to take part the way everyone else does is tough. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project™ comes in.
If you’re looking for a new and dynamic way to spark your child’s creativity and have tried the rest, you need to check out The Saratoga Film Academy. Classes are enrolling right now, and you can find out more here. Today I have a special interview with Jon Dorflinger, who founded The Saratoga Film Academy, and we talk about what inspired him to start the academy and his passion for filmmaking.
Have you seen the gorgeous new space for The Bundle Store yet? Talley and I went to visit last week and IT. IS. GORGEOUS. So much space, a separate super comfy nursing room, a space for classes and much more.
I’m helping Amber from the Bundle Store launch this great new location with an exclusive, limited guest list VIP party on Tuesday, October 20th at the shop. We’ll have sips and bites to nibble on, exclusive deals, really sweet giveaways, gift bags and much more.
The leaves are falling, the pumpkins are out, and soon enough you WILL be faced with a sick kiddo. Toddler age can be especially difficult when they are sick because of the limitations with cold medicine and cough drops (and you know, the usual toddler stuff) but there are a few items that can help make this cold and flu season slightly more tolerable for everyone.
The weekend is here, for us that means the start of Nutcracker rehearsals, some lacrosse, some sheep shearing action (ed note: see below, not our own sheep) and I am keeping my fingers crossed there will be a cider donut or two in there somewhere. Now let me give you the rundown on the local goings on so you can pick your perfect local family weekend. xoxo