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Halloween Costume Stress

From: Kate Hinds
Length: 04:00

Holiday stress--it's not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Halloween may be one of the most beloved days of the year for children, but it can be a real labor of love for parents. Read the full description.

P1030368_small For the child, it's easy. The simple announcement along the lines of "I want to be Batman" begins and ends the conversation. But for the mothers who pull the costumes together, it's only the beginning. They balance expense, gender stereotypes, and the constant onslaught of commercial culture--all while working against the clock.

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For the child, it's easy. The simple announcement along the lines of "I want to be Batman" begins and ends the conversation. But for the mothers who pull the costumes together, it's only the beginning. They balance expense, gender stereotypes, and the constant onslaught of commercial culture--all while working against the clock.