I like the Wizard of Oz theme. I was always in to scary costumes with my kids but there are some others that can be fun and easy to do (also, I prefer makeup over any masks - it's amazing how a bit of makeup can change a whole look):
one year my son went as Davy Crocket
Any kind of animal or fairy or princess
Sesame Street characters (those can be relatively easy to put together)
Harry Potter stuff?
Renaissance Costumes (peasants or royalty)
Superhero costumes (though any girl superhero costume might be too sexy for a little girl)
My kids never went to any schools where this was an issue and I liked it that they could dress the way they wanted within reason but I've always wondered about it. The theory behind such a policy makes some sense but I honestly don't know if it really makes any difference in lessening the isolation, bullying, neglect, popularity contests and cliques, etc.
As my grandkids start to enter the school system, I'll be curious to read what others say about this.View Thread
I deal with a chronic pain condition and I'm also allergic to chlorine so can't do water therapy. I do exercise a little every day with some light aerobics and walk as I can but I'm wondering if your experts have any further tips for those of us who may have some mobility issues. Where/how to start moving when every movement causes pain?View Thread
I think Louise is on to something.... reduce the choices a bit so kids have only healthy choices available most of the time. Healthy food can be appetitizing if done right.
The blog was very interesting and the ideas so simple and straightforward. I'd heard of the food revolution and how people are really getting behind this and now I understand why. It makes so much sense.View Thread