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Easy 3 Ingredient Halloween Sugar Cookies

My sis and I were talking and out of the blue she says "Remember when we were little and you used to make those sugar cookies?"

I can't believe she remembered.  My sis and haven't baked cookies together in years.  She laughed when I told her I still bake those cookies.

The recipe was simple: 1 stick of butter, some sugar and flour.  
Sometimes we would get all fancy and mix in some of the flavored extracts my mom kept in the pantry or top the cookies with sugary sprinkles or a dusting of sugar.
Nothing compares to the smell of cookies baking in the oven and it's one of my favorite ways to spend quality time with the kids. I always enlist the aid of my three boys and little lady when I'm in the kitchen.  

Funny seeing my kids whipping up stuff in the kitchen on their own, making their own snacks or following along a recipe from one of my cookbooks. 
What makes this recipe so perfect is that it's only 3 ingredients and even though the first batch rarely turns out…
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25 Family Friendly Halloween Movies + a Killer Candy Corn Popcorn Recipe

Halloween is just a few days away and now is the perfect time to grab the remote and queue a few movies for a Halloween Family Movie Night.

Most of these movies are available on DVD or via your fave streaming channel (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. or you may even find a couple of them airing on cable. Once you’ve found the perfect flick it’s time to think about snacks and nothing screams “Halloween” like candy corn. My kids and I like to whip up this easy Candy Corn Popcorn. It’s super easy to make and perfect for snacking.
Ingredients:
2 c. popped popcorn (stovetop, air-popped or microwave)
½ c. candy corn
½ c. M and M’s candies

DIrections:
1.  Pop some popcorn
2.  WHILE THE POPCORN IS STILL WARM, dump in the candy corn let it melt slightly.  Stir a bit to mix the candy corn throughout.  Some pieces won't melt and that's okay.  If you want a little EXTRA candied corn, you can heat the candy corn in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds and pour on top of the cooked popcorn.
3. …

7 Tips for a Safe Halloween

October 31 will soon be here.  Before the kids put on that costume, now is a good time to talk to your kids about Halloween safety.

There was a time when I didn't believe these tips were important until a few years when a car narrowly missed hitting a group of neighborhood kids.  Talk about a terrifying experience.

Here are 7 tips for to help trick or treaters of all ages have a safe Halloween

1.  Decorate using reflective tape.  Add a few pieces of reflective tape to your child's costume and trick or treat bags.  This makes it easier for others to see your trick or treater.  If you don't have reflective tape, consider using glow sticks or a flashlight.   

2.  Set a designated time to trick or treat or a specific number of houses.  

3.  No running. Make sure little ones look both ways before crossing the street.  This is a great time to practice pedestrian safety with your kids. 

4.  Stay with the group.  Cross the street together as a group and trick or treat as a group.  No on…

Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment Coming to SF / Oakland Bay Area October 17-27

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment playing the Bay Area October 17-27!! The best part of a Disney On Ice show is the priceless look on your little ones face!
Do you love Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, Ariel, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Mickey, Minnie and many more?  

We LOVE Disney on Ice and are so excited to partner with Feld Entertainment to host a giveaway of a family 4-pack of tickets to the upcoming performances in the SF Bay Area (Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA  and SAP Center in San Jose, CA)

To enter, click HERE to visit the Three Boys and an Old Lady Facebook page and leave on comment using emojis to share what song you're excited to hear.
Need help?  Try guessing this one.  




@Walmart Exclusive: The PAW Patrol is shifting into high-gear in PAW Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue

The PAW Patrol is shifting into high-gear in PAW Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue, an all-new feature-length special episode. 

Walmart is the EXCLUSIVE home for Ready, Race, Rescue and DVD will be bundled with a digital copy of the 44-minute episode for a retail price of $14.96.  Click hereto purchase your PAW Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue DVD.
PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, continues to be a favorite with preschoolers and is the top-rated kids TV DVD franchise for the fourth year in a row. 

Ready, Race, Rescue follows the success of PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups as the pups take to the track for the Adventure Bay 500 and need to speed into action when legendary race car driver, The Whoosh, can't compete.

A Ready, Race, Rescue-themed Kids Zone, PAW Patrol costumed character appearances and fun activations were featured at NASCAR's event in Richmond, VA, on September 21, 2019. In the lead up to the event, seven influencers across the country will 'Race Across America'…

Another Great Read for the Kiddos: Awesome Achievers

We are HUGE readers here in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household and always on the lookout for fun books to share.

Thanks to our friends at Running Press Kids for sending us copies of Awesome Achievers in Technology (ISBN: 978-0762463367) and Awesome Achievers in Science (ISBN: 978-0762463381) by Alan Katz and illustrated by Chris Judge. 

We are no strangers to Alan Katz.  His fun, rhythmic text is a favorite!  Check out one of our faves, I'm Still Here in the BathtubSo any opportunity to read and share his books is welcomed.

Over the Summer, Alan released two amazing books Awesome Achievers in Technology andAwesome Achievers in Science.  

Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell--Jobs's boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? In Awesome Achievers in Technology we see many of the most relevant figures in tech history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! 
Everyone has heard the names Ne…

Pitstop at the Tina Turner Museum and West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

During a recent road trip my family and I made a pit stop at the Tina Turner Museum. I’ve traveled this stretch of Interstate 40 several times and have never stopped thinking that it’s one of those pit stops that looks close and once you exit the interstate you see the attraction is hundreds of miles away.
Our usual stops on our road trip between is Memphis and Nashville is a pit stop in Jackson, Tennessee, home of Casey Jones. You know the story of the legendary Casey Jones, the railroad engineer who is the subject of legends and stories of lore. It was early, no one was hungry, no one had to pee so instead of pit stopping at our usual spot we just kept on riding towards our destination. As we neared Memphis, my kid noticed a sign touting a Tina Turner Museum, Welcome Center complete with aquariums and a gift shop. Hmmmm… Interesting.
We laughed a little thinking of Nutbush City Limits, the town made famous in a song Turner sung back in the day and after a few giggles decided it’d…