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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

How to paint your big pregnant belly

Painting a pregnant belly

A question we’ve received from readers more than once is this: What type of paint is safe for painting my pregnant belly? Well, this confirms there are tons of women out there as weird as I am. However, I’m not a dermatologist or even a paintologist, so I am usually hesitant to make a guess, […]

My Star Wars Halloween costume dream come true

Princess Leia and Yoda are a fun Mom and Baby Halloween costume

BuyCostumes offered me the chance to review any costume of my choice. I want to thank them for helping me realize a dream. I immediately wanted to become Princess Leia! I figured that as the mom of three young boys this costume would come in handy over and over again (I can be my own […]

23 Halloween costumes for bald babies

Bald baby costume: Minion from Despicable Me

I had three bald babies and a ton of costume ideas. If your baby is lacking hair, you can execute on one of these Halloween costumes (to be fair, Whitney thinks most of these costumes are also cute with hair). CHARLIE BROWN We love this simple outfit for a baldie and Emily McCall pulled it […]

Whitney’s Halloween Retrospective


Here are the things Julian and Scarlett have dressed up as through the years. 2004: This set of newborn giraffe pajamas were the first thing I ever bought for my unborn baby who was due October 16th. I pictured I’d be strolling around the neighborhood with him on Halloween. Wrong. I had a C-Section on […]

7 tips for frightfully good Halloween photos


Rookie dad and camera gadget junkie Brian Russell wrote to us and offered to share photography tips  for Halloween. His own twins Max and Wyatt are a bit too young for candy, but not for costumes. For parents wanting to capture the night’s special moments on camera, it can seem like a trifecta of tricky […]