Here are some of the links we’ve enjoyed reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too.


We have lots of fun, easy last minute DIY Halloween treats for you. [Monster s’mores via Say Yes]

Get inspired with these group Halloween costume ideas.

7  helpful tips for taking great Halloween photos of the kids.

Fun free Halloween printable coloring pages to keep little fingers out of the candy this week.

IKEA’s homage to The Shining is Halloween perfection.

Parents are split on collectible Breaking Bad action figures in Toys R Us, but it’s Bryan Cranston’s tweet about it that had us smiling.


Olaf Halloween Pumpkin (and other Frozen characters) via Heather Spohr

We totally admire blogger Heather Spohr for making Frozen character Halloween pumpkins for her kids.

A hilarious parenting podcast to listen to – when the kids are definitely out of the room.

Ooh this colorful leather handbag is a beautiful break from all the black this fall.

A new preschooler educational app that’s so pretty, we can’t stop looking at it.



Laughing at our editor Liz’s list of creative pregnancy announcements she’d like to see.

Thanks to Buck’s Life Magazine for featuring our own Kristen (and Cool Mom Picks!) on this month’s cover.

Should this lawyer have brought her newborn to court?

Why maybe teenage trick-or-treaters aren’t so bad.

Weaning a toddler from a pacifier: Great advice.

Very compelling case for ditching your perpetual to-do list…if we could bear to part with it.

Pinterest board of the week: Check out designer Jessica Stanley Reardon’s Halloween Decor board for tons of fun, and very tasteful ideas.

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