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Even Monsters Need Haircuts – A Halloween Book Review

October 23rd, 2012

Even Monsters Need Hair Cuts by Mathew Mcelligott   Even Monsters Need Hair Cuts is a cute book my daughter picked out from her book fair at school last year. It tells the story of a young boy whose father owns a barber shop.  But one night every month the little boy goes out late…

How to Make Halloween Marshmallow Pops

October 17th, 2012

    My son’s class party is next week for Halloween, so I started going through my treat list. I came across these marshmallow pops that I had made for him last year and had to share them with you. Who doesn’t love ooey gooey goodness on a stick?   What you need to make Halloween Marshmallow…

Pumpkin Jack – A Favorite Halloween Tale

October 16th, 2012

    There is something special about Halloween.  Our kids already love to dress up and have fun, but there is nothing more special than a Halloween pumpkin.  We head out to the fields and pick ourselves the perfect pumpkin.  We carve it up and discard it after Halloween.  Don’t we? In the book, “Pumpkin…

20+ Ideas for Candy-Free Halloween Treats

October 15th, 2012

  If you’ve been a Jersey Family Fun reader for a while you know about my love-hate relationship with candy. As every candy-filled holiday approaches we try to give you alternatives to candy or at least ideas of how to use that leftover candy quickly. We’ve shared the following articles with you and will update…

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Have You Met the Switch Witch?

October 11th, 2012

  I admit it I have a Love Hate Relationship with Candy. I love it, but I am also mom to three little boys. In an effort to teach them healthy ways and set a good example, I try to keep their and my access to candy under control. I’m always looking for ways to…

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny ~ Cat in the Hat Book Review

March 25th, 2012

  With all the  Easter stuff happening  around New Jersey I thought I would tell you about one of my sons FAVORITE books as a small child.   For Easter, in 2004, the Easter Bunny left Branden It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny in his Easter basket. It quickly became a favorite and a must read…

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? St. Patty’s Day Activity

March 17th, 2012

  “When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do!   Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” Thanksgiving isn’t the only…

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My Love Hate Relationship with Candy

October 29th, 2011

First written for Halloween 2010, but updated for 2011.   I admit it I have a sweet tooth, a particular weakness for chocolate. On a rough day, chocolate melting in my mouth can slow things down. Pour it over an ice cream sundae; include it in a baked treat; it tastes all the more sweeter….

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Bones – A Halloween Poem

October 15th, 2011

A little poem from my son’s Kindergarten Poetry/Song Book complete with illustration.

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Five Little Pumpkins – A Halloween Poem

October 7th, 2011

A little poem from my son’s Kindergarten Poetry/Song Book complete with illustration. Just in case you can’t read the words through his coloring here they are: Five Little Pumpkins Author Unknown   Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “Oh my it’s getting late.” The second one said, “There are witches…