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This is your guide to Halloween in Kansas City. Read more

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James snatched a pumpkin treat, barely cool enough to touch. “Father, what did you do on Halloween when you were little?” Read more

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After the candy and the dressing up, one of the best parts of Halloween is turning a pumpkin into something cool, crazy or scary. The traditional way is to carve out a face or other neat design, but you can’t hand a kid a sharp knife. So ho... Read more

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Packed with protein, antioxidant-rich vegetables, healing spices and complex carbohydrates, this slow cooker quinoa and black bean chili is a great way to ensure your kiddo has the best start to Halloween ever! Read more

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Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead—but don’t stop there. Read more

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On Halloween night, I had Sandi take the boys out to buy some candy. As quickly as I could, I took our decoration out back, disassembled him, and pulled on his clothes. I even stuffed straw into the cuffs and under the cap. Then, I went out... Read more

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Favorite books to cuddle up and enjoy on a fall day! Read more

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Our children bring home quite the haul of goodies once the big night of trick-or-treating comes to an end. And that’s in addition to the treats from any and all of the school parties and other celebrations they attend beforehand. Aye-yi-yi!... Read more

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It’s all over. James and Ian have outgrown trick or treat. We’ve stopped shopping for costumes. Evening jaunts ending with a load of candy and sleepy children are gone. Anxious glances at the clock and the darkening sky are a thing of the p... Read more

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It’s time to pick out some pumpkins and brush up on your apple bobbing skills! There are plenty of exciting ways to enjoy Halloween with your family. Do you love starting new seasonal traditions or prefer celebrating the old-fashioned way? ... Read more

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How do we approach the Halloween holiday with our kids? Many parents view Halloween as light-hearted, impish fun, harking back to their own childhood trick-or-treating as ninja turtles (and wishing they’d saved their costumes for the cartoo... Read more

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I scraped the inside of the pumpkin, cut the face and carved the final details. A jack-o’-lantern with a cheerful demeanor. Read more

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Our Halloween traditions have varied year to year, but one thing has always remained the same: we choose themed family costumes. Read more

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Teenagehood can be tough when it’s Halloween. You’re too old to trick-or-treat, but you’re still looking forward to Halloween. What’s a teen to do? Having a Halloween party is one option. Read on if you would like some low-cost ideas fo... Read more

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Homemade costumes were nothing new to me. In my trick-or-treating days, manufactured costumes were a frivolous extravagance and never indulged. That didn’t matter to me, though. I had my imagination. Read more

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Are you a store-bought or homemade costume mom? I always kind of thought I was more of a buying a piece here and there, and then maybe adding a few creative accessories from home kind of mom. But, make a costume from scratch? Well, that see... Read more

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There are so many cute projects, and the transition to fall is such a fun time. So when I asked Gracie what we should make for Halloween, I was super surprised (and delighted!) to hear her say, “Candy....from fabric!” Oooooh, now that is a ... Read more

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I am making simple but darling treat bags for Halloween. (Really, you could use them for anything, just switch up the label! Once you know how easy these are to make you’ll want to make them for everything...I already do!) Read more

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The pumpkins were carved, the Halloween lights were strung, candy was sitting in the bowl, and my kids were in their costumes. Everything was ready for a night of trick-or-treating. As the sun began to set and it started to get dark, my childre... Read more

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Fall is one of my favorite seasons for many reasons, one of which is how fun it is to decorate with fall goodies.  I love buying pumpkins, gourds and mums to spruce up our house and bring in such beautiful colors. Most of my fall decorations can ... Read more

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