Halloween is supposed to be fun and simple but for many families it’s evolved into a source of excess stress and expense. Let’s just take it down several notches, shall we? In Episode 11 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I share 7 tips -- ranging from big picture perspective shifts to tactical strategies around costumes, decor, and dealing with candy -- to help you de-stress your Halloween. (Added bonus? You get to hear what Asha sounds like when she's punchy!)
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If you're not seeing the Soundcloud player, you can listen to Episode 11 directly on Soundcloud.
And here are links to things/people/resources we mentioned during the podcast:
- Minimalist Parenting (we talk more about de-stressing holidays in here)
- Edit Your Life Episode Episode 9: Simplifying Birthday Parties
- Bibliomotion (fearless publisher of Minimalist Parenting)
- #dornlovefest #kohmance (the hashtags we use on social media when we’re getting schmoopy on each other)
- Asha and Christine on Halloween (via Christine’s Instagram)
- Delivering our manuscript in costume (via Christine’s Instagram)
- A roundup of no-sew Halloween costumes (via Boston Mamas)
- Pajama-based Halloween costumes (via Rookie Moms)
- 10 cute (and free!) Halloween printables (via Boston Mamas)
- Halloween candy alternatives (via Boston Mamas)
- More clever Halloween candy alternatives (via Boston Mamas)
- How to handle the Halloween candy craze (via Boston Mamas)
- Candy buy backs + donation (via Boston Mamas)
- Magic Beans (a toy store that does candy trade in)
- Mummy minion door DIY (via Boston Mamas)
- 13 tips for easier pumpkin carving (including not carving it) (via Parent Hacks)
- Kids’ Halloween costumes: 10 tips from Parent Hacks readers
- Turn picnic supplies into Halloween decorations (via Parent Hacks)
- 8 tried-and-true tips for your child’s first Halloween (via Parent Hacks)
- A great hack for remembering how much Halloween candy to buy year-to-year (via Parent Hacks)
- In support of teenage trick-or-treaters (via Parent Hacks)
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Image credits: thumbnail via Pixabay; Edit Your Life graphics by Christine Koh