A Spooktacular Thought

Yes, Halloween, for those who celebrate, is only a couple days away.  My oldest is fifteen, so will not be trick or treating this year, my middle is twelve and student body president, so therefore will be handing out candy to the littles at the school, which with the weather, will be the only trick or treating my little does this year.  But this being said, the kids safety is not what worries me on this wonderful day.  It is the safety of my animals.

Will my critters suffer this halloween?  Well, I don’t dress them up, so that is one stress gone.  We didn’t do jackolanterns this year, so I don’t have to worry about the cats knocking one over and burning down my house ( when I was a kid, they didn’t have battery tea lights).  On that note, glow sticks make a great option, as well!  I wont be home, and our road is closed anyway, so we get no trick or treaters, so I don’t have to worry about the pets escaping.  But, I do have to worry if they get a piece of candy.  Probably next year more so than this year, as by then the little will be feeding it to them.  I also have to worry about my horses, some people can play cruel tricks and scare them, so the next couple days, as I did tonight, I will be checking parts of my fence.  Also, I worry about my little black kitteh, as some people are superstitious in a bad way and don’t realize how much luck, I mean love they give us.  Keep you pets safe and happy and healthy, so you can spoil them at Thanksgiving (just kidding).


PS:  Raisins can cause renal failure in dogs so be especially careful with those!

MommyCon Philly


If you get the chance, GO!  That is my word of advice regarding MommyCon.  Xsa (pronounced x-sa for those of you, like I, who don’t get the opportunity to meet people with names outside of Joe, Jim, and Bob), is a wonderful lady who is very down to earth, with a touch of wild child.  I love that she has brought so many people together.  The speakers that she has chosen are very interesting, and very funny.  They give any parent a good belly laugh, which us sleep-deprived, pooped on parents need more than we get.  Bumni, from The Honest Toddler, is comical and practical.  She lives in Canada, and yes, Kathy Bello, I introduced her to Funky Fluff.  I love taking with people who share my values!  And The Leaky Boob will bring a tear to your eye, as you recall all your breastfeeding troubles, and the incredible feeling of triumph or the knowledge that if you failed, it’s ok and that it doesn’t mean that you have failed as a parent, nor should you feel guilty.  And Jamie Grayson.  Need I say more?  The Baby Guy NYC has the most honest reviews on products.  And he has a way with babies, which is saying something considering he is an Uncle rather that a Daddy.

I can honestly say that I have never seen so many babywearing Moms and Dads.  It was a great family affair, one I hope to repeat.  I believe that it was definitely worth the VIP ticket, and an amazing experience to meet all these wonderful Mommas.  Not to mention, the amount of donations that came in to benefit families that utilize The Rebecca Foundation Cloth Diaper Closet.  The families will certainly appreciate the quality donations that good hearted families gifted so that they will see more adorable bums.