Trick or Treat

Halloween Switch Witch: How I Get My Kids to Give Up Candy

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

Obviously I'm not going to try to convince my kids NOT to dress up and miss out on an experience that they look forward to with friends. I'm also not the house that hands out toothbrushes or apples in an effort to deprive the neighbourhood kids of their sugar conquest (no crying on my stoop, thank you).

How My Family Celebrates a Healthier Halloween

Lisa Borden | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

In reality, Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding dongs than we should tolerate. From the toxic candy, to the phthalate-laced costumes and the insane amount of waste generated, it's challenging to consider it good, clean fun. Thankfully there are a few things we can do to make sure our kids don't hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don't ridicule us.

Here's a Tip: Don't Hand Out Fat-Shaming Notes to Kids

Darlena Cunha | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Perhaps by now you've seen the letter handed out by a woman in North Dakota to children she deems to be "moderately obese" who she thinks shouldn't be consuming candy this Halloween. There are so many things wrong with this I hardly know where to start.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Halloween

Ward Anderson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

It's almost All Hallow's Eve and people from age three to age 99 will be dressing up in costume, eating candy, and partying the night away on this spooky, festive occasion. Most people know the history of Halloween at this point but here are five random facts about Halloween you just might not know.

The WORST Halloween Candy?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living

Growing up, there was nothing more satisfying than opening your trick or treating pillow case to find piles and piles of chocolate bars, classic candi...

Kids Shouldn't Worry About Halloween Calories

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 12.16.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Kids have started getting excited about the bounty of candy they'll be getting and their parents are getting anxious. There is so much focus being put on the issue of obesity recently that we have become terrified of every calorie and fat gram we consume and are unfortunately, passing this fear on to our kids.

Halloween Candy: Should You Stop Your Child From Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living

For many children, Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the year. Not only do they get to dress up as ghouls or witches or superheroes or ...

She's Too Sexy: How To Handle Halloween Costumes And Your Daughter

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living

In the 2004 teen flick Mean Girls, there's a joke about teenage girls and Halloween. Lindsay Lohan's protagonist Cady makes the observation that Hallo...