From the category archives:

Halloween

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

Parenting trend: skulls for the soft-skulled crowd?

August 31, 2011

What do you guys think? Love or shove the skull-and-crossbone trend on babies? On one hand, I get that it has a punk rock flavor and appreciate the irony of an edgy, yet toothless, human being. On the other hand, something about the association this symbol has with death just weirds me out. In the […]

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Halloween lessons from *Using Our Words*

November 2, 2010

We met Amy Heinz at BlogHer and I started following her on Twitter. When the conversation turned to costumes, I asked her to share her Halloween story here. Amy blogs at Using Our Words and during the daylight hours, she works in Marketing at Yahoo! When my first son, “Big”, was about a year old, […]

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

Our first happy Halloween

November 1, 2010

Finally. The convergence of low expectations and my children’s age and understanding. We had a fun time over the weekend. Our first Halloween sucked. I tried to force Holden into a chili pepper costume. He cried. I tried to rally him to be in a stroller so I could trick-or-treat with my friends, show him […]

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Halloween cuteness

October 27, 2010

This is my favorite format of a Mom’s Group picture, so I am reposting it from last year. If you have the chance to imitate it, please do! I saw this photo on the Facebook page of a former co-worker and he gave me permission to publish. Thanks, Rookie Dad Eric!

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

Swaddles and buntings: Baby Halloween costumes that bind

October 19, 2010

What’s totally cute for a blobby baby that cannot crawl away from you? A swaddled up costume, of course! If your baby’s best trick is not rolling over on the floor, please consider these flipping adorable costume choices for kids who will likely sleep their way through Halloween. If, however, you hope to carry your […]

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Activity #55: Feed your baby pumpkin

October 14, 2010

Simple, cheap, healthy baby food nominee of the month: pumpkin. The fall fruits and vegetables provide a ton of great choices for easy baby food. With all the whipping and mashing, we are pretty much all eating baby food this time of year. One of my favorite go-to, easy peasy options is pumpkin. Just open […]

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

My favorite pregnant costume: Quinn from Glee

October 12, 2010

Pregnant Chicken (a blogging, bacon-loving mom of two) compiled a fantastic list of 25 kick-ass costumes for pregnant chicks. My favorite is Quinn from Glee because I can totally picture hugely pregnant Whitney squeezing into her old cheerleading uniform. Bwah ha ha ha. So, if I had a big ol’ belly and a cheerleading uniform, […]

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Slings and carriers: Baby Halloween Costumes

October 6, 2010

For wee babies experiencing their first Halloween, I think the baby carrier costume is the most practical (that is, if you leave the house). Your baby is cozy and snug against you and you have your hands free. Here are a few adorable sling costumes to try: Spider: add white or silver (or glow-in-the-dark) web […]

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

How to: Turn any pajamas into a clown costume

October 4, 2010

I know clowns are a little out of fashion, but my son is passionate about them. He has an old school aesthetic when it comes to clowns, so the first piece of his costume I worked on was the collar. When it was done, I realized that the rest of the costume could be nearly […]

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Halloween: It’s the most! wonderful! time! of the year!

September 27, 2010

This photo, posted to our Facebook page by Stacie, is my current favorite homemade Halloween costume.  We are big into Halloween at RookieMoms.com because we love the creativity it inspires in parents. Those who are experiencing their first Halloween as a mom or dad have the opportunity to do whatever they like because as we […]

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

Building your costume box: Baby Dragon Halloween Costume

September 9, 2010

I saw some cute ideas for homemade Halloween costumes on Parents.com. The shtick for their costume story is using items you have around the house. I love the eco-geekery of that idea. This baby dragon is a pair of pajamas, a pilot-style baby cap, and SPONGES! Get out the hot glue gun, baby. The problem […]

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Halloween costumes to buy right now

September 7, 2010

We were getting ready for our favorite holiday and found these cute costumes on one of our affiliates (so if it looks like one massive ad banner, you’re right). DIY gals, see our clever Rookie Mom Halloween Costume Guide for Babies. Ten cute costumes for babies from buycostumes.com:

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