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Healthier Halloween

Halloween is truly a kid's holiday—good friends, creative costumes, event-filled parties, all with a cool spooky theme—who could ask for more? Oh yes, one more thing, the treats—lots of sugary candy treats! With all the fun of this holiday comes a parent's worst fears, too many sugary treats in your kid's possession and the arguments that ensue over this treasure trove. If you don't feel like contributing to the neighborhood children's tooth decay, consider giving treats that are healthier.     Here are some suggestions:   Naturally flavored and sweetened... read more

Video - Green Halloween: healthy and earth-friendlier treats & treasures

  Corey from Green Halloween inspires you to “think outside the candy box” when it comes to treats and treasures for trick-or-treaters. Visit Green Halloween for more links and details on carrying out the tips in this video. Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter founders of Green Halloween® and authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. Stay tuned to learn how easy it is to compost pumpkins, food scraps (including candy), and natural décor. Check out... read more

Video - Green Halloween: composting Halloween décor and edibles

  One of the most important steps you can take for the planet is to avoid tossing food-waste into the trash. Lynn from Green Halloween shows you how easy it is to compost natural décor, edibles (including candy) and other food-scraps left over from Halloween festivities. Visit Green Halloween for more links and details on carrying out the tips in this video. Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter founders of Green Halloween® and authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the... read more

Video - Green Halloween: Halloween dECOr

  Corey from Green Halloween shares some great tips for greening your home for Halloween with natural, recycled, upcycled and sustainable décor. Visit Green Halloween for more links and details on carrying out the tips in this video. Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter founders of Green Halloween® and authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. Stay tuned for Lynn’s video recipe for truly non-toxic face paints. Check out "Sustainable Season's Greetings"... read more

Video - Green Halloween: DIY face paints

  Lynn from Green Halloween demonstrates how easy (and fun) it is to make Halloween face paints to DIY for. Visit Green Halloween for more links and details on carrying out the tips in this video. Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter founders of Green Halloween® and authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. Stay tuned for treats and treasures your trick-or-treaters will love (and Mother Earth will thank you for)! Check out "Sustainable Season's Greetings" by... read more

Candy Crafts: Creative Ways to Use Up Unwanted Halloween Treats

by Loralee Leavitt and Elaine Bassett   Also see our article, Candy Experiments, for more great ideas on using up unwanted Halloween candy.   Candy is a traditional part of Halloween. But since it contains so much sugar, corn syrup, and artificial dye, many parents don’t want their children gorging on Halloween loot. Whether you’re planning a Halloween party, or using up candy after Halloween, these activities will help your children enjoy their Halloween candy without eating it.     Candy Mosaics   With so many colors and textures, candy makes perfect art... read more

Be a Holiday Helper!

In 2003, one of our Mothering community members, Tracy, started the first Holiday Helper thread. Over the years the Holiday Helper program has helped thousands of families and we are proudly continuing the tradition this year.  FAMILIES IN NEED To be eligible, a member’s family must have significant financial need. The member must have been a Mothering member for one year and have posted 500 times. In the interest of privacy and security, Families in Need remain anonymous to the community and are identified by a number. Only the... read more

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