I love Halloween! It has always been one of my favorite holidays, but the one thing I don't like is having all that candy in my house. Can you imagine the sugar high my kids get? I have a hard enough time managing my own sugar intake; after 10 pm Reese's Buttercups are my weakness.
This year we decided to set up a trade with them. I went to Toy R' US and bought some fun things on the clearance rack, for instance, coloring books, bouncy balls, whoopy cushions, stuffed animals etc. I spent a totally of 22 bucks ($11/kid). I recommend buying the items without your kids, that way you can buy them a couple gifts keeping within your budget. I did have a family trip to Disneyland planned already, so as an extra surprise I added a "Family Experience Card" to announce the trip to Disneyland. I really like the idea of a "Family Experience Card," which is getting everyone together for an evening or a day to enjoy each others presence. It could be something simple like a family bowling night or a camping trip.
These are great suggestions and tips on how we can substitute processed sugar for healthier choices.
Think you know about sugar? I thought I was armed with sweet knowledge but after watching this incredible documentary, I was proven wrong. Below is a Trailer for "Sugar Coated." You can find this on Netflix.
Intrigued? Sugar is everywhere. This is a famous lecture that Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF did 7 years ago that spurred a well-known dialogue about the substance - but you have to watch to find out just what that conversation is.