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Will You Show Some #ShelterPetLove for Adopt-A-Dog Month?

Will You Show Some #ShelterPetLove for Adopt-A-Dog Month?

Of all the dogs in American homes, only 29% were adopted from a shelter or rescue. Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted, but 2.7 million still lose their lives each year for lack of a home. Seventeen million people will acquire a pet within the next year. The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund® and the Ad Council, hopes to encourage these prospective pet … Read entire article »

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November 1 is National Brush Day

November 1 is National Brush Day

Four minutes. Four minutes a day is all it takes to keep our mouths healthy. As a mom, I can attest to the frustration that is involved with getting kids to brush their teeth. It starts when they are little, and they kick and scream before letting you pry their mouths open to scrub off they day’s meals from their teeth. As they get older and take on the job themselves, toothbrushing becomes a lightning-fast activity, nearly … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Charity, Halloween, Health, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

Animal Planet Pet Parade and Costumes

Animal Planet Pet Parade and Costumes

We love to dress up as a family on Halloween and go trick or treating. Our family is sure to include the animals in on the fun.  For the forth year in a row Animal Planet is hosting a virtual Halloween a pet parade featuring its line of costumes. When they contacted me about dressing up one of my pets for their pet parade I just knew that I had to get this dinosaur costume! This … Read entire article »

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Animal Planet Pet Parade and Costumes

Animal Planet Pet Parade and Costumes

Halloween is almost here!  We love to dress up as a family and go trick or treating. Our family is sure to include our dog Snowball in on the fun.  After all, he is part of the family! Dress up your pet with one of these adorable pet costumes from Animal Planet. This year my favorite is the peacock costume and I couldn’t wait to snap a picture of my dog Snowball all dressed up. The … Read entire article »

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Wild Pooches at Animal Planet Pet Parade

Wild Pooches at Animal Planet Pet Parade

If you’re like me you love dressing up your pet and taking him/her trick or treating with the family. This year be sure to dress your pet up in one of these amazing costumes from animal planet!  I am absolutely in love with this Zebra costume!  My kids had a blast dressing him up.  They sure got a kick out of the costume.  Even Snowball knew to pose!  They also list some ideas for some really … Read entire article »

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Fabulous Fall Getaways

Fabulous Fall Getaways

Fall is actually one of my favorite times of year to travel. My friends at TravelingMom.com have created a beautiful and FREE ezine listing some of the best fall getaways for families. If you’re looking for vacation inspiration or even just a few day-trip ideas, you’ll enjoy their suggestions. I’ve actually taken several of the trips suggested, and I agree that some locations are just better in the crisp fall air. New England is at its best … Read entire article »

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The Most Comfortable Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

The Most Comfortable Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

For my son’s first Halloween, I bought him a dragon costume with a hood. He hated it. I think I snapped one picture of him in it before I had to just change him into regular clothes. But I learn from my mistakes so last year my 14 month-old son wore pajamas. Now, lest you think I am some sort of Great-Pumpkin Hating Halloween Grinch, these weren’t just ANY pajamas. These were skeleton … Read entire article »

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Halloween Adventure with the Heffalump

Halloween Adventure with the Heffalump

Confession: I am a total Halloweenie. What’s not to love? Harvest time, crisp autumn air, playing dress up, and lots of treats! Last Halloween, my daughter just started to grasp a little of the fun of dressing up, visiting our neighbors, and getting a bag full of candy. This year I’m hoping to introduce the joy of the “spookables”, as my dear friend and cartoon alter-ego Tigger calls them…and Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie has plenty … Read entire article »

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Looking for some last minute spooky fun (besides trick-or-treating, of course)? Halloween Books: Head to the Library to read one of Debbie’s Best New Halloween Books for Kids Halloween Internet Fun: Send Spooky e-Cards from the World Wildlife Federation; Find out your Vampire Name Halloween Recipes: Having a party? Make one of these Terrifyingly Tasty Treats using these Halloween Recipes; or these simply creepy Halloween lunches; or visit The Expatriate’s Kitchen for another Halloween Recipe Carnival Pumpkin Carving: Take … Read entire article »

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Go Green for Halloween

October is a great month to consider our impact on Mother Earth because it is harvest time! One of the best things parents can do for the environment is to show their children the joy and beauty of our planet. Here are some ideas for a Green Halloween: Enjoy the Fruits of the Fields: Focus on the harvest by visiting local farm stands. Talk with your children about where your food comes from and how buying local … Read entire article »

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