Category Archives: Halloween

Happy, Healthy Halloween

As we rounded the bend to yet another display and another handful of candy, one of the “treaters” said to me…”It’s your favorite night of the year, right?” As we laughed knowing that she was being sarcastic and making light of the fact that we typically try to keep our candy and namely sugar intake to a minimum, it made me think. I don’t necessarily love the onslaught of candy that the Halloween is known for, but truth be told, because our focus is balance, I don’t mind the occasional treat (or trick) here or there. I do try to do my best to keep it all in moderation, though, so I thought I’d share a few of my tips for enjoying a healthy and Happy Halloween!

Halloween can be the start of a downward spiral. Use these tips to have a happy, healthy Halloween and set the path for success for the holiday season.

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31 Fun and Frugal Halloween Activities

You may remember that we celebrate Halloween around here in recognition of the triumph over darkness. That being said, though, no matter what holiday we celebrate, we try to keep it frugal or at the very least budget-friendly. A recent study showed that the average American spent roughly $78 on Halloween festivities…I don’t know about you, but to me that seems a bit steep. So, how can you have fun, celebrate the holiday, and still stay on budget? Check out these 31 Halloween activities that will cost you next to nothing.The average person spends nearly $100 on Halloween. Save your budget and enjoy these fun and frugal Halloween activities that cost next to nothing!



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Halloween—Celebrate It or Skip It?


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Growing up in a Christian household, there were a number of activities we skipped out on. Halloween wasn’t one of them.

While I wondered why some other parents forbid their kids to participate in the annual Halloween celebration at school and wouldn’t even allow their children to sit on the sidelines of the yearly parade of costumes through the gym (a practice I eventually wished my parents didn’t support as I got older and more self-conscious), I didn’t think much about it. We also had family traditions, which might have included leaving a bowl of candy on our porch and heading out for trick-or-treating ourselves because let’s be honest, no one is actually going to come 3 miles out in the country to trick-or-treat. But, just in case…

The older I’ve gotten, though, I haven’t supported the holiday any less, and I am actually more excited for Halloween this year than maybe I have ever been. Why you ask? Because, I *should* (crosses fingers and closes eyes tight making a wish) get to pass out candy to little kids in fun costumes from my own home this year – an event I have never gotten to do before. (Remember the bowl I just mentioned?) Continue reading