Happy Halloween

halloween, costumes

I grew up hating Halloween. I never really had a great costume. I think I was a baby every year. It was an easy costume that required very little money. Costumes were not something we spent money on when I was a kid. And so, all the kids would dress up and look so great and I was always a baby. It included pigtails and pajamas and both were easy and cheap.

As I grew older, I remember the haunted houses. My lease favorite place on earth. I absolutely hated them. I am easily spooked and guess what, they can sense the fear! They can spot me and my deer in headlights eyes from a mile away and they have always been relentless. I was terrified! But all my friends were going, so I would go along.

Now fast forward to me as a mom and this is something I love about the mom hustle. Something you absolutely hated as a kid can be one of your favorite things as an adult! Today, my three make this one of the best! I have loved their enthusiasm and dressing them up in their favorite costumes every year. When they were little I made some of their costumes. And we went to Boo at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo with all of their cousins every year. It was simply the best.

As they are getting older, we are still the house they all end up at. It is my favorite tradition. They go their separate ways with all of their friends, but they end up at my house! I love it so very much and feel so overjoyed that this is a tradition we now have every year.

I hope you all have a spooktacular day with your little goblins and gremlins! I am so blessed in these amazing three! Happy Halloween! What are your traditions? Share them with me in the comments section!


Nicolle Lamb

Nicolle Lamb, CEO/Founder of Lane Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing, Nicolle took a leap of faith and started her own company in 2020. She is doing amazing work helping her clients ensure their advertising budgets are spent wisely! She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with 3 amazing kids, one awesome dog, and a wonderful husband. Baseball, Fastpitch, and Volleyball schedules are just a few pieces of Nicolle’s Mom Hustle. Spring tests her sanity every year due to these sports schedules. She enjoys decorating, DIY projects, pretending to be a runner, reading, and spending time with her husband, 3 kids, and her dog.