This month kicks off the fall holiday season in the strangest year of all of our lives, and moms everywhere seem to be asking the same thing: what do we do about Halloween? From helping older kids deal with expectations-vs-COVID-reality, to finding safe ways for littler kids to celebrate, Meagan and Sarah unpack it all in Episode 281. We also touch on some tips for dealing with our own holiday disappointment as moms, and share some insight about holiday traditions in general to set the tone for the next few months. Enjoy!
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 281:
- This episode was inspired by the comments on this post in our Facebook group
- This post in the Facebook group also goes into listeners’ thoughts on trick-or-treating specifically
- We mentioned our episode Supporting Kids’ Behavioral Health As The Pandemic Stretches On: Voices 50
- Sarah used Primary.com as the base for Violet’s mostly-homemade deer costume last year
- Sarah’s family reads Pumpkin Soup (affiliate link) by Helen Cooper every year, and then makes this recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Apple & Bacon
- tSarah mentioned that Oriental Trading is a great place for getting small toys kids love
- Meagan mentioned an old (!!) episode about moms and pressure and holiday traditions
- A listener suggested these skull eggs for a fun Halloween egg hunt