Before you know it, that creepy, spooky, super fun day will be upon us again! I’m not the biggest Halloween fan, but I do totally get it as far as the fun factor for kiddos is concerned. A day to play dress-up, socialize with neighbors (our super social 3-year-old LOVES talking to our neighbors…”stranger danger” is a work in progress), AND get treats? Why the heck not? Plus, the fact that my husband and I are involved in community theatre, the idea of creating a costume and putting on fun personas gets us excited.
We go the route of “use whatchya got” and “repurpose as much as possible” in our household. Since we try to live a pretty eco-friendly life, buying a one-time use costume seems like a waste of money and resources. (If you know your little one will get a lot of use out of that costume in … Read More
The name you choose for your little bundle of joy is kind of a big deal, right? There are so many factors to consider when trying to make the right choice. What’s it mean? Does it go with your last name? Does it hold sentimental significance? Is it too weird? Is it too common? Will it suit them for the REST OF THEIR LIFE?! How many syllables? (Seriously, some people find this terribly important.) Does it go with their sibling’s names?
Some of these factors, people don’t find to be very important. Others hold more clout. Then, there are those times when you and your significant other don’t necessarily agree — not just on the names, but the “why”s behind the names.
Our first son’s name is “Hadley Allston” (Allston is my deceased father’s middle name that goes way back). We pretty much adore his name as much as we … Read More