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When your child has a food allergy, trick-or-treating for Halloween can be tricky. Since one in 13 kids has a food allergy, it’s always nice if you can give out candy that most costumed kids can enjoy. People now put a teal pumpkinoutside to let families know that they’re also offering non-food treats. And if you want to pass out candy that most kids with food allergies can still enjoy, here are some safe choices.

  • Almond Joy - Tasty candy bars with coconut and almonds are no good for nut allergy sufferers, but they’re ideal for kids with egg allergies.
  • Enjoy life 100% Decadence S’Mores Soft Baked Bars - These treats bring the flavor of the campfire classic to all kinds of little ghosts and witches with food allergies because they’re made without wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, and gluten! They’re also free of casein, potato, sesame, and sulfites!
  • Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans - They’re made with real fruit juice and they don’t contain the most common food allergens - which are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish.
  • No Whey! Chocolates - A lot of chocolate is off-limits for allergy sufferers, but these are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and vegan.
  • Skittles - Many little trick-or-treaters can enjoy these fruity candies since they’re free from the eight main allergens.
  • Sour Patch Kids - These tart goodies are great for Halloween because they’re made without the common allergy triggers.
  • Starburst - This classic candy is also free from the top eight allergens.
  • Swedish Fish - These chewy treats don’t contain the eight most common food allergens either.

Source: PureWow

As much as we love the convenience of online shopping, we’re not always happy with what we buy and shipping online returns back can be a hassle. But about one third of online purchases get returned, so we’re all for any way that makes it easier on us. UPS reported there were a record 5.8 million returns packages sent back to retailers during the first week of January alone! Knowing what a pain it is for customers and trying to make things easier on everybody, some of your favorite online retailers are working to take the hassle out of returns.

Returning an online purchase to Walmart is about to get a lot easier. The retail giant has a new Mobile Express Returns plan that streamlines the whole process. All you have to do is initiate the return on the Walmart App, then head into the store and scan the code you get from the app. They claim the in-store portion will only take 30 to 35 seconds using a fast-tracked Mobile Express Lane and refunds will be credited to the customer’s account as soon as the next day.

Also following this trend, Amazon has recently started letting customers return Amazon items in 82 Kohl’s stores in the Los Angeles and Chicago areas for free. And Amazon now offers in-store pick-up and returns drop-offs at Whole Foods stores, since they bought the upscale grocery chain.

Source: Moneyish

A group of mothers went on the parenting forum Mumset to share the rude and inappropriate comments they were subjected to during their pregnancy.  Rude comments include:

  • “From my mother-in-law on being told the baby was moving around much more than DS did at the first scan, ‘Oh, well that's because its all so stretched out and the baby has so much more room.’"
  • "Wow, you are HUGE. Have you got triplets in there?"
  • "'Oooh Bella, you're the same size front on as you are sideways' hmm not entirely sure what that meant but I didn't feel particularly flattered."
  • “From a man who was a visitor in my work environment and I had met 30 seconds earlier – ‘Oh you're pregnant? Well make sure you don't have a vaginal birth or your husband will leave you - with good reason!’"
  • "I've never been able to look at my wife the same since she made me attend the birth of our child. She was so undignified and just frankly it's disgusting I had to see her like that."
  • "If you don't breastfeed you're just choosing to poison your child."
  • “When I announced to my boss, she asked if we had planned it and if we were happy...”
  • "After I got pregnant soon after starting a new job, one of my bosses said 'you deserve to be shot.'”
  • “'God you're huge.... in a good way of course.' How could that possibly be meant in a good way?!”

Source: The Daily Mail

Have you ever watched one of those “Tiny Homes” shows on HGTV and seriously considered the idea of getting into on? Well the possibility just became a whole lot easier because now you can actually buy your own tiny house on Amazon!

Yep, the online retailer is now selling a MODS International prefab tiny home, that you can buy online and have delivered to your front door. The 320-square-foot house is made from a new shipping container and comes insulated, has heat and AC, and it’s fully furnished, too.

It’s not much space, but it has everything you need: a bedroom, a kitchenette, basic appliances, a shower, living area, toilet and sink. And it seems pretty reasonably priced at $36,000. Unfortunately, you’ll have to pay $4,500 for shipping since it’s not covered by 2 day Prime.


Just in time for the holidays, Mally Beauty and Disney have collaborated on a “Frozen” makeup collection. It’s a limited-edition collection featuring Anna and Elsa, the sisters from the mega-popular movie “Frozen” and it will launch on QVC sometime soon.

We haven’t had a sneak peek at the makeup yet, but they have said the collection will include eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascaras, lip glosses, and blushes, as well as two snowflake-adorned keepsake mirrors. They haven’t shown us the products, but they did release a photo of the packaging and it’s pretty amazing!

The makeup collections come in blue and pink ice castle cases, one for Anna and one representing Elsa. They’re the kind of beautiful boxes you or your little makeup-ista will want to repurpose for storing something because you don’t want to toss something so pretty in the trash.

"We've been looking forward to launching these two dynamic, personality-filled capsule collections," says Brian Robinson, president of Mally Beauty. "This collaboration with Disney's “Frozen” has given our team the opportunity to really showcase our creativity."

Source: Bustle

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