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Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why Being A Parent During Halloween Is Awesome!

It's Halloween! Are you excited? You should be... especially if you're a parent. Sure, you're not hitting a Halloween themed Happy Hour. You're not up for partying until the wee hours of the morning anymore (we're assuming). You know what, though? The best time to enjoy Halloween, aside from childhood, is as a parent. Here's why...

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Top Ten Reasons Why Being A Parent During Halloween Is Awesome!


1) You get to pick the candy- Did your parents hand out lame candy, or maybe candy that they liked but you were just, "meh" about? You're the captain now, my friend. Your house. Your candy bag. 

2) 90% off day- Speaking of which, you also get to partake in one of our top 3 favorite holidays, "The 90% Off Post Halloween Sale." It's a beautiful day, my friends. Bonus points if you can snag non-descript candy to use as stocking stuffers.

3) Nothing melts your heart more than seeing your baby in an adorable costume- Babies in costumes are a clear sign that there is still good in the world. Take lots of pictures, guys. 

4) Family costumes- You have to let loose, be silly, and dress up as a group at least once! Again, take lots of pictures.

5) You get to relive the magic- This is one reason why parenthood is awesome. You get to relive the innocent magic of Christmas, the tooth fairy, and trick-or-treating all over again. 

6) You can go trick or treating AND watch scary movies- So much winning! Well, that is if your little monsters will fall asleep after all the chocolate and excitement. Godspeed!

7) You’re old enough be nostalgic about and enjoy Hocus Pocus- It's a timeless classic that unfortuntley, younger generations just can't appreciate. 

8) Adorable preschool/daycare parties- It's right up there with adorable babies in costumes, except with sweet crafts, snacks, and hugs. 

9) Pumpkin painting and carving- Pinterest has opened a whole new and exciting chapter in the world of gourd decor. Go ahead and check it out. We'll see you back here in an hour, and 2,000 pins later. 

10) Seasonal beverages- We're beyond college Halloween parties. After the littles are in bed and you're all settled in for the night, you get to crack open a pumpkin saison, or mix up an "adult" apple cider. You've earned it! Now enjoy all the awesomeness that is Halloween in parenthood. 


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Top Ten Tuesday: Adorable Halloween Costumes For Pregnant Bellies

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Are you lucky enough to be pregnant this Halloween? You HAVE to make the most of it and dress up that adorable bump! If pregnancy brain is keeping your creative juices from flowing, we got ya covered! We scoured the interwebz for you and locked down the ten most unique ways to outfit your belly this Halloween.  


Adorable Halloween Costumes For Pregnant Bellies



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Kool Aid Man | Penny Pinching Mom


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Baby Bump Ahead | Source: Pinterest



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Preg-O-Cado | Redbook Magazine





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Willy Wonka Family | Source: Pinterest





Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball | Costume Works





Baby Wants A Treat! | HuffPost Canada





Mummy and Baby |





Baseball Baby |





Thing One, Things Two, Thing Three | Source: Pinterest 


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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.