Archive for October 2009

October 26, 2009 Best Halloween Strategies

Posted by Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy on Oct 26, 2009 at 11:50 am in News

You’re still trying to decide between the sexy witch costume and the sexy vampire nurse costume, aren’t you? Or is it just that you’re hoping to make it through Halloween weekend without anyone noticing the fun-size candy bar wrappers overflowing from your purse?

What we’re really hoping is that this year you’ll make an effort. Pregnant women’s costume choices range from spooky (pregnant witch) to serious (pregnant vampire nurse), but it’s the women with viable, ambulatory children who we address in this week’s post with our intellectually superior Halloween costume guide.

But we haven’t forgotten our pregnant friends! We have a nice visualization for you up on the front page. Light a candle, take some deep breaths, and try to remember what it’s like not being a bloated, hormonal mess.

October 7, 2009 It’s Time to Have a Little Fun

Posted by Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy on Oct 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm in Surprise!

Yes, we’re having a CONTEST!

Do you have a most embarrassing parenting moment? Of course you do. Would you like to share it with us? And then have everyone on the Internet laugh at you for the rest of your life? SOUNDS GREAT, I KNOW!

Describe your worst, most panic-filled, but-everything-came-out-OK-well-at-least-no-one-DIED parenting moment — bonus point for photos* — in 150 words or less and e-mail it to [email protected] by October 31, 2009. The winner will receive a PANIC KIT! that includes fire extinguishing spray, a photoelectric sensor smoke alarm, a battery-operated carbon monoxide alarm, and several other safety items from the generous folks at First Alert.

The winner will also have their story published on lets-panic.com. Anonymously, if necessary.

Void where prohibited. Wherever THAT is.

*Points rescinded for photos of anything that came out of your baby’s back end. No, really.