December 18, 2017

Candy more precious than gold


By Julie Samrick Several orthodontists in our town offer a candy buy back the day after Halloween. Our orthodontist says he does it because so many kids break their appliances with sticky, chewy candy. Most parents I know would like to see it gone for a plethora of other reasons, our own waistlines included, but… Read more

Sexy teen Halloween costumes: What to do?

sexy teen costumes

If it’s Halloween, it’s time for kids to dress up and indulge in make believe. But along with costumes for ghosts, goblins and the latest pop culture icons (Duck Dynasty, anyone?) parents are often taken aback by the sexy outfits marketed to teen and preteen girls. Read more

Neighbor will hand out chubby letter to kids instead of treats on Halloween

chubby letter instead of treats on Halloween

  Vying for the title of “worst house on the block,” one North Dakota woman has decided to forego apples and toothbrushes this Halloween in favor of a letter chiding parents of “moderately obese” trick-or-treaters for letting their kids eat candy.   “You are probably wondering why your child has this note,” the letter starts. Read… Read more

Halloween Safety Tips

Trick or treaters on the porch

Children are 4 times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other night of the year, according to experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  They are also more likely to suffer burns and eye injuries.  The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety… Read more

10 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

If you’re like me and you’ve already opened the bags of candy (so returning to the store isn’t an option), check out these ideas from the Frugal Living section of MSN 

Sandy Will Likely Postpone Halloween for Many


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins the Mayor of New Haven when he tweeted “If conditions are not safe on Wednesday for trick or treating, I will sign an Executive Order rescheduling Halloween.”  One Mom isn’t happy about this despite Hurricane Sandy’s wrath.  Read more 

Remembering Halloweens Past


By Michele Knowlton It’s almost Halloween (and from the look in some stores Christmas is even closer!)  Halloween is probably the holiday that has changed the most since I was a kid.   Back in the olden days, Mom got little paper or waxed paper bags and we filled them with loose candy- candy corn, maybe… Read more

CLOSED ‘UNREAL’ Candy Giveaway

candy bowl

A few years ago young Nicky Bronner was upset when his Dad made him toss most of his Halloween candy, calling it “junk.” It was then that 13-year-old Nicky first wondered what it takes to “unjunk junk food.” After lots of hard work his dream has come true as UNREAL candy products are now debuting… Read more

How Adults Spoiled Halloween

apples halloween

A funny look at how Halloween has evolved, from a night of terror to what one writer calls a soccer carpool crowd where kids are chauffeured around town in mini-vans and coddled way too much. When I was a kid… Worth the read

President Says Kids Should Have Candy on Halloween

In a light appearance on Jay Leno, President Obama said the First Lady’s lectures about healthy eating need a break at least one day a year.  She usually gives fruit and raisins to trick-or-treaters. “The White House is going to get egged,” he added. See the clip.