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Halloween Costumes: Dress Up For Spooky-Yet-Safe Fun

Halloween is a chance for kids to put on creative costumes and pretend to be something else for the night. But whether your little one is dressing up as a pretty princess or frightening ghost, you’ll want to make sure they stay safe. And that’s where these tips come in. They’ll ensure your kids trick-or-treat without putting themselves at risk.… 

Fall Harvest Underdogs You Didn’t Realize Were Michigan-Grown

When it comes to Michigan produce, it can sometimes feel like cherries, apples and blueberries get all the glory. But those three are just the tip of the grown-in-Michigan iceberg. There are, in fact, loads of other less obvious fruits and vegetables to be found here—especially this time of year. Here are three in-season fruits to help expand your taste… 

Trick-or-Treat Downtown Rochester

On Oct. 19, join your friends and neighbors in Downtown Rochester for Trick-or-Treat Downtown, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner and a Halloween Fest! Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat downtown from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Nearly 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and the participating businesses will be marked with window signage. Trick-or-Treater traffic will be one way… 

Go RVing in Michigan!

Summer may be winding down but camping season is still sizzling. GoRVing.com offers some great ways for families to get out and enjoy the outdoors. (Last week GoRVing and Port Huron KOA invited Metro Detroit Mommy to enjoy a couple of days of family time and fun at the campgrounds free of charge so that we could share our experience with you. )… 

National Petition to Move Halloween

A Change.org petition to change to move Halloween has more than 71,000 signatures.  The Halloween & Costume Association started the petition in hopes to create a “safer, longer, stress-free celebration.”  The petition hopes to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October.   If the petition gains 75,000 signatures, it will be presented to President Trump for consideration. The petition sites… 

Scary Fact: Halloween Drunk Driving Crashes Are Eerily Common

Halloween’s supposed to be all about scary-good fun, but research shows that All Hallow’s Eve may be deadlier than you realize. That’s because Halloween drunk driving remains a major problem. For some, this night is more about booze than boos. Approximately 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the entirety of 2015. But according… 

Tips for a Healthier (and Safe) Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time of year for kids and parents alike. As families gear up for parties, trick-or-treating and spooky fun, the Healthier Michigan team has some tips and recipes to make one of the season’s not-so-healthy holidays a little healthier. Enjoy candy in moderation. Kids collect thousands of calories worth of treats on Halloween, not to mention all the sugar.… 

Ashton Orchards Cider Mill in Ortonville, Michigan

It’s fall and we are out and about in Metro Detroit, checking out cider mills.  If you are looking for tasty cider and yummy donuts check out Ashton Orchards Cider Mill, which is located in Ortonville, Michigan on Seymour Lake Road. (just east of Sashabaw Road).  Website Ashton Orchards is a smaller property that sells fruits, vegetables, bakery items, and apple cider. They… 

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