Halloween Safety: Glowing in the Dark

The following post was written by editor Kara Fleck and has been revised since the original 2010 publication.

This October, my family is heading to our local Zoo Boo.  We love this event as an addition to traditional trick or treat and attending gives the kids a chance to dress up in their costumes more than once during the month of October.

Before we take our little trick or treaters out in the the night, I”m taking care to add an extra element of safety (and fun) by helping my kids to glow in the dark.

Well, okay, the kids themselves won”t actually be glowing, but I am adding in two simple elements to help their costumes glow.

1. Reflective Tape

Found in the automotive section of our local big box store, a package of reflective tape cost me $2.07 for 30 inches.

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Staying Connected with Far Away Family

The following post is by contributor Catherine Way.

I live in Darwin in North Australia.  My in-laws live around the corner from us.  My parents live in Canberra, in the south of Australia. My sister lives in Singapore.  My sister- and brother-in-law live in California, USA.  In today”s society, this is a common arrangement. Many people live far away from their extended family.

How can you stay in touch when your family is spread around the country or around the world?  Does this mean that your children miss out on important connections with family?

There are plenty of ways to stay connected with far away family.  And as an added bonus, while you connect with family around the world, your children have an authentic reason to learn about geography and cultural differences.
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